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    anyone pumping the oil out when doing oil changes on their 4 stroke outboards?
    I'm running 08 Yamaha 4-strokes... a 150 & a 9.9 HT
    What brand of pump are you using? Any tips or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nahmint View Post
    anyone pumping the oil out when doing oil changes on their 4 stroke outboards?
    I'm running 08 Yamaha 4-strokes... a 150 & a 9.9 HT
    What brand of pump are you using? Any tips or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
    I don't use a pump. I remove the drain plug and out she comes. I get just about every drop of oil I put in.
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    A pump either, but I don't like pulling the plug and having oil come down all over my hand, drop the plug and clean the mess. One would think they could come up with a better drain system
    2003 220 Hewescraft Sea Runner 115 Yam'y, Soft Top "Schmidt Happens"

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    I second that, Queen of Kings. You would think the smart people who designed these wonderful Japanese motors could come up with something a little smarter than a recessed plug in a narrow shute.

    A word of caution, Nahmint: getting the plug out is the easy part on these engines. No real need as others have stated to use a pump. But--Getting the darn oil filter off is the part that will really test your patience.
    You need just the right type of wrench-- the band ( sinch type ) ones work pretty good, the plastic gripper "claw" one isn't bad either. But- without either of these, it's just a patience-tester...

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    just a thought, trim the engine up all the way, remove the oil drain plug, lower the engine down...with a catch pan under the "chute"

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    Default Like your thought

    Ok , Olympic Runner--- no fair using smarts and common sense...

    Love your solution.

    Now, as to those socks of mine that disappear after going into the dryer...???

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    Default Pela 6000

    I think the PELA 6000 is about the best pump available for small engine oil changes. Hard to find, but very good equipment.....

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    they told me you could run a strip of duct tape on underneath the drain plug - and the oil will follow that strip of duct tape - then chute it right to the drain pan - havn't tried it yet though -

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    I have a funnel that has an extra long drain end (about 12")that I hold under the drain plug, so far I've been very successful in capturing all of the oil into the bucket I put underneath the funnel. I get a few drops here and there, but overall, it works - high-speed, low-tech, and no velcro!

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