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Yamaha 2007 Waverunner VX110: Is there a special tool to remove the oil filter on these units? Where can I buy one? I have a slight loss of power (about 5MPH) on my unit this year, even after changing the plugs and oil. Any suggestions on what could be causing this?

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Be sure you are using fresh/clean fuel, replace the air and fuel filter, I use a small strap type filter wrench but there are many different versions such as the end cap type that is shaped like a large flat pan socket looking wrench that attaches to your 3/8"drive ratchet, here is a tip, once you get the filter loose put a plastis bag over it and a rag in the bilge to absorb all the oil drippings, also before installing the new oil filter,wipe the top gasket with a small amount of fresh oil, add a small amount of oil in the filter for a safety prime if you feel cofortable doing so, then spin the filter on and tighten real tight by hand, try to get the orange filter with the black gripper on the end for ease of tightening and loosening, I believe Fram is the company but they may not make a filter for the Yamaha, so if not use those gloves with the little rubber grippers on the fingers to help tighten it and loosen it when you change it again.
Happy Boating!!

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