Winterize Your Outboard Engine, Part 1

Its that time of year again, time to winterize. One of the areas that comes up, especially since most outboards are now switching to four-stroke is the matter of changing the crankcase oil. With a little ingenuity, you can turn this from a messy job to one with a minimum of mess.  Now there are several approaches to this. On my larger four-stroke engines I use a suction pump arrangement to draw the warmed up oil out of the crankcase of the engine. This approach is super clean because the ...