Join Date: Jan 2003
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Oil Change experience - Lessons Learned
Buy the oil change kit from West Marine (a bucket with a pump mounted on top of it) and remove the pump from the bucket and mount it permanently in your engine compartment. I did this last winter and now I change my oil every fifty hours because I can (I drain it into empty washer fluid bottles). Make sure you put a ball valve in betwen the pump and the hose for positive shut off. I remove the handle of the ball valve just in case. I also bought a PVC threaded plug that I screw into the outlet of the pump so no risidual oil drips out inbetween changes. This is the best and easiest way to change oil!