JiminGA - 1/5/2008 6:20 PM I agree that Andy has done a great post!!! BUT, call me anal, I just prefer to drain the oil by using the drain plug on the side to the lower unit (per the owners manual).....
If you have your boat on a lift, about all you can do is suck it out. If the boat is in the water, about all you can do it suck it out. Sure....if you can drain it by the plug that would be preferred. But sometimes that is just not possible which is the reason we decided to offer the oil evackits.
In our shop, all of our customers four strokes get sucked out, then we drain the residual. A couple of slips with the catch pans and burned handsis all it takes to figure out a faster and easier way. Especially on the F200-225 and 250's.