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Below are the new parts that have been requested and are now available:
PART NUMBERS AND PRICING:
We are sure you have noticed by now that we have replaced most of the hose clamps on the 6.2L Ford based engines with single use Oetiker clamps.
The new clamps, when properly installed, provide an even clamping force around the hose and a much more secure connection that reduces leaks and the possibility of hoses blowing off. In locations where the hose may have to be removed to facilitate draining/winterization, we have continued to install conventional worm gear style hose clamps.
If you do have to remove an Oetiker clamp to replace a hose or other component, the required procedure is to use an Oetiker clamp to complete the repair. If you use a conventional hose clamp instead of an Oetiker clamp you are accepting the responsibility of the security of that connection. If the hose leaks or blows off the fitting after the repair, the responsibility is yours and warranty will be disallowed.
To make it more convenient, Indmar has made service packs containing 10 each of the various size Oetiker clamps used on our engines. The service kits are as follows:
Note: The Oetiker clamp sizes are valid only when original equipment Indmar hoses are used. Hoses from another manufacturer may not have the same wall thickness or material as Indmar hoses and the clamping pressure provided by the Oetiker clamp may not be appropriate.
The new Raptor Engines has some requirements that deviate from the recommendations that we have made for a number of years. The Naturally aspirated Raptor models require the use of approximately 8 quarts of API SN synthetic blend 5W30 motor oil. The supercharged models require approximately 8 quarts of API SN fully synthetic 15W50 motor oil.
The 2017 model Raptor engines use cartridge style oil filter instead of the previous spin-on filters. No more stuck oil filters! You should drain the oil from the engine before removing the filter so the oil drains from the filter canister and reduces the possibility of making a mess. The new filter comes with a replacement O-ring for the filter cap that should be changed when the filter is changed. The torque for the filter cap is 18.8 foot pounds (25.5 Newton Meters). Don’t overtighten.
Indmar Lubes and Filter P/N
Boat builders and consumers can easily and quickly install the technology on almost any inboard marine engine. The inlet fitting can be oriented 360° to best serve the consumers needs.
When it’s time to strain and flush the engine, the patent-pending, permanently mounted onboard system flushes the engine easily with just one garden hose connection. The in-line strainer allows for easier basket removal. In addition, the material selection allows for 140° hot water flush for AIS flushing and the clear housing design provides higher visibility and encourages the boat owner in proper usage.
The two-in-one system give’s boat owners the ability to extend the life expectancy of their engine, cleans the entire raw water-cooling circuit and adds protection when operating in lakes with heavy vegetation.
The Strainer Pro is available to Indmar’s boat-building partners and since the Strainer Pro can be oriented 360° and fit’s on almost any inboard marine engine, it is also available to consumers as an aftermarket part.