View Full Version : Oil Change in 93 Maristar 225 with 454
06-26-2012, 09:33 AM
New to the forum and just recently purchased a 93 Maristar 225 with a 454 chevy. I spent the weekend doing some maintenance to the boat before I bring her out this weekend. I wanted to change the oil in the boat, but I did not find any drain tube to put down the boats drain plug. I felt around under the engine and all i could feel on the oil pan was just the oil drain plug. Did this model not come with one or perhaps it was removed? I have a vacuum oil extractor, is my best bet just to extract the oil out of the dipstick tube?
06-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Yes you can suck it out that way. skidim.com sell a drain hose kit. http://www.skidim.com/products.asp?dept=1054
06-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Thanks, I figured that would be the easiest way.
06-26-2012, 09:57 AM
I'd get the oil drain hose kit. My 240SC with the HO 454 has one. Too easy to change the oil that way. PITA to instal I bet.
06-26-2012, 10:11 AM
It seems like it would be a major pain to install while the engine is in. With small arms and hands maybe easier, but I think for now Ill stick with the extractor pump