Hello all recently changed the oil on my twin 350 ks 

I now have zero oil on the dip sticks and zero oil pressure on my gauges 
the bilges have oil which I was thinking was from me having to crush the previous filter to get it off

it does not seem to me that the bilges have 6 quarts of oil in them but my dip sticks are dry both sides

I have zero oil pressure according to my gauges 

help is needed

thanks in advance

Wally

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Describe how you changed the oil, sucked it out the dipstick tube? How long did you run the engines, was there oil pressure initially? Is there oil around the oil filters? Could the old oil filter gaskets have stuck to the filter mounts, and you had double gaskets under them?

Also, I would get some oil absorbing mats or tubes in the bilge fast, and pull the fuses for the bilge pumps.  If the Coast Guard or DNR or any authority gets wind of oil coming out of your boat, things will get very expensive fast.  Hardware stores should have stuff like that, or industrial supply stores.

Are you having the same results on both engines? 

Check your old oil filters to insure the orings came off with them! It happens....

agreed! old filter o-rings left behind! you can dump 10 quarts in the bilge in 5 minutes! Nasty cleanup job too ...



Lee H Dahlen said:

Check your old oil filters to insure the orings came off with them! It happens....

Hello All... Thank you all for the input. After 2 solid days of bilge clean up(you are correct Glenn what an awful mess) here is what happened. I had the wrong oil filters. Based on another thread on the board and also the original Chris Craft part number listed in the Marine power 350 K engine manual(part number 16.81-08130) I was confident the cross refence was the Napa gold 1258 filter. How wrong I was.  It seems the gasket was to far in. These filters are now in place and working fine.

I really don't understand how the NAPA gold Filter did not fit my 350 K's.

It is my mistake though I should have compared gasket placement on the old versus new filters.

That would have been a red flag. Luckily the engines only ran long enough to pump about 5 quarts each into the bilge. The area under my engines are also boxed in by stringers with no limber holes so the oil was thankfully contained. That being said clean up was still quite a messy ordeal.

Wally

the ones with the smaller diameter gaskets go on the 427's

Big Wally said:

Hello All... Thank you all for the input. After 2 solid days of bilge clean up(you are correct Glenn what an awful mess) here is what happened. I had the wrong oil filters. Based on another thread on the board and also the original Chris Craft part number listed in the Marine power 350 K engine manual(part number 16.81-08130) I was confident the cross refence was the Napa gold 1258 filter. How wrong I was.  It seems the gasket was to far in. These filters are now in place and working fine.

I really don't understand how the NAPA gold Filter did not fit my 350 K's.

It is my mistake though I should have compared gasket placement on the old versus new filters.

That would have been a red flag. Luckily the engines only ran long enough to pump about 5 quarts each into the bilge. The area under my engines are also boxed in by stringers with no limber holes so the oil was thankfully contained. That being said clean up was still quite a messy ordeal.

Wally

From what was posted on the other thread the wix and Napa golds were being 

recommended for the 350 Q’s. Are people running those on the 350 Q’s and if so then there

has to be a difference in the filter housing between the 350 K and 350 Q. 
I am still perplexed why the 350 K engine manual here in the files section would list a part number

for the 350 K and the cross referenced part at wix and NAPA fit the Q and do not work on the K

$125.00 in Pig pads and the bilge looks as good as new 

Maybe your engines were modified to use a different type filter?

Housings appear to be original.

I have the original remote mounts transferred from the 327f to my 350 replacements.  The filter bottom is down which presents a challenge when changing.  Is this the configuration you have?  If so I will check the number next time at the boat 

Tim

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