[Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans anchor winch and Genset

Eric Freedman

Hi Ian,

Windlass-You remove the fill cap and use a hand pump to remove the old oil.

The oil is SAE 90-140, .5 liters as per the attached link.


This is the link for all the details of the windlass.




Generator-You might have a clogged exhaust elbow that builds back pressure after running or a bit


I just took the exhaust elbow off of my genset just 2 weeks ago.. I had to cut the heads off of 2 of the cap screws to be able to heat the stud to remove the remainder of the cap screws.

When I remove it, the manifold was clogged with very hard carbon and the gasket flange area was eroded.

I sent the manifold out to a machine shop and had it milled down to a nice shiny gasket flange and the also milled the carbon out. I only have about 1400 hours on the genset. It is much better now.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376






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I want to change the oil in my Lofrans.   
How can you drain the old oil ?
How much to refill -- can you overfill the oil reservoir ?

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>

Eric,   Thanks for both suggestions . Vamos a ver !
 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Ithaca