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Re: Changing Oil - an easier way?
I know the Moeller pump gets great reviews, but they have one big drawback, for me... If you're off on a extended cruise during which you'll be changing oil, that's an awfully bulky item to have to tote around on a smaller boat...
I've been using a 12v pump made by Quik-Drain for years, it's been great... Unfortunately, the company is no longer in business, but you might still find some laying around at some vendors... Or, Harbor Freight sells a small 12v fluid pump for around $30, one of those would do the trick, as well...
My Perkins has a dedicated tube out of the sump for changing oil, don't know why more manufacturers don't do something similar, so my system is permanently installed, all it takes is flipping a switch... Agree with the others who are nervous about replacing the drain plug with a hose fitting, if you're gonna go that route, be very careful and go with a top quality hose like Aeroquip, and make certain there's no possibility of chafe, etc...