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  • icdeboat
    started a topic Yamaha F150 Engine Mounted Fuel Filter

    Yamaha F150 Engine Mounted Fuel Filter

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    I have a 2008 Yamaha F150 outboard, and I have changed everything for 100hr maint, oil, oil filter, 10 micron filter, lower gear oil, sparkplugs, but fo the life of me, I cannot unscrew the engine mounted fule bowl, to change this fuel filter. I have been wrenching on it pretty hard and I am afraid of breaking it. Is there a secrete or tool for removing this bowl to change the filter?

    Chris

  • joe009
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    the best way to remove the plastic bowl ,is to take it off and place it in the freezer for about a hour,it will unscrew easy.do the same thing to put it back together.make sure you screw the bowl together as soon as you take it out of the freezer.or you will have tbl.screwing it together.i have the same motor and yamaha has had a lot of tbl with the sensor in the bottom of the bowl.you could disconnect the plastic plug on the bottom of the bowl, the alarm will go out.take it to the dealer,they will replace it under warranty

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  • flatsrascal
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    Later model F 150's no longer use the black retainer ring as Frenchy describes. Also, it "IS" quite possible that your YAMAHA tech put the filter on TOOOOO tight. It does happen. In a case like that, you'll have to remove it anyway you can (including cutting it off and purchasing a new filter cup...about $90). BEST OPTION...Take it to a YAMAHA Sevicing dealerand let them deal with it, especially if it's under warranty! THAT WAY, IT"S THEIR $$$$...Good luck.
    Last edited by flatsrascal; 08-29-2010, 10:10 AM.

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  • jmf0369
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    Filter

    I have a question since were talking about those filters should they be completly full with gas while running or does the bowl only fill up about half way up the filter? I can pump the bulb and it will fill up but when she is running it will stay half way down the filter or a little below.

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  • joe009
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    the f 150 has a defective water sensor in the fuel bowl.yamaha has a lot of tbl. with them.take the motor back the dealer,they will change it under the warranty.i had the same tbl with mine.

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  • robert graham
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    Just grab plastic filter bowl with large pair of pliers, unscrew it, remove filter screen, clean and replace, oil o-ring and threads on plastic filter bowl, replace by hand to avoid cross-threading, tighten a bit, run motor to check for leaks. The plastic filter bowl is made of a tough nylon-type plastic that is not very delicate or easily broken. Very easy! Good Luck!

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  • robert graham
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    Engine mounted filter on my 90HP Yamaha is very tight like that. I just grab it with some big pliers and unscrew it. The filter bowl is made of some tough nylon-like material and not very delicate. I oil the o-ring and threads to re-install by hand so not to cross-thread it. Maybe just hand tighten and run motor to check for leaks. With my fuel/water seperator installed, the engine mounted filter never has anything in it, so don't have to remove it very often.
    Just put the muscle on it with the big pliers! Good Luck!

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  • neoenspud
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    Got it off and sensor replaced

    Found the trick for cup swelling tight. Took cap and bowl off engine. purged gas out of inlet side of filter. Let it dry for a day and then put it into freezer for and hour. Once cold and slightly shrunk the cup (or bowl) came loose with a little force and 2 pair of vise grips. Took sensor to dealer for warrnty replacement. Also good thing to know is check leads coming off sensor you should have no continuity with the cup facing up (float in down position/ not floating) and continuity with the cup facing down/ float in up position/ floating) thoght this might help others with this same problem and trying to make sure they have the correct diagnosis. If your wrong and take it in my dealer will hit you with a diagnostic fee of $89 plus labor if you guessed wrong.

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  • robert graham
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    That filter bowl on my 90HP is tight like that, just grab it with a pair of pliers and unscrew it. The bowl is made of a tough nylon-like material and is not all that delicate. Clean little screen which just pops off, replace it, oil o-ring and threads and screw bowl back on by hand to be sure not to cross thread. Once you do it there's no problem at all. Good Luck

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  • neoenspud
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    Bad Sensor

    Couldn't get cup off so removed the two bolts that hold filter on to mount. disconected the inlet and outlet hoses and unplugged the sensor. Then I drained the filter out the inlet side and no sign of water present. Also, replaced 10 Micron filter in boat. Checked fuel in it and no sign of water. No doubt now it's got to be a bad sensor. Filled with clean gas and plugged back in to engine and turned key on. Alarm went back off! Thanks Frenchy for your help!

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  • neoenspud
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    Perfect

    Thanks Frenchy! I've got an idea of what Im doing now. Perfcet with exploded diagram!

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  • cyrillefrenchy
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    i am talking about the nut # 8 to enscrew, the bowl is #7 and the filter is # 11
    Yamaha Outboard Parts 2005 F150TLRD FUEL 1 Diagram

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  • neoenspud
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    Originally posted by cyrillefrenchy View Post
    what i call the black ring is a nut, it need to be unscrewed to remove the clear bowl .
    frenchy
    All I see is 2 bolts in mount and 2 bolts (or plugs) in top of cover. Can you explain in more details please. I just about ripped the skin off of my hands trying to screw cup off. Are you talking about both of the bolts (or plugs) on cap? One of them is in the center and the other is right under one of the mount bolt heads, Thanks

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  • cyrillefrenchy
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    what i call the black ring is a nut, it need to be unscrewed to remove the clear bowl .
    frenchy

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