Originally Posted by Notebook
still looking and reading - tohatsu - says remove oil to avoid spillage and chock head up a little - unless i misread...
how do you carry your outboard in a car?
If it is a 2 stroke lay it on any side you want.
If it is a 4 stroke there will most likely be one side you should lay it on. Should be marked on the outboard. No need to remove the oil if you put it on the correct side.
Some modern 4 strokes can be laid on either side. Have a look at the instructions.
This is another reason (apart from lightness) why 2 strokes are often preferred over 4 strokes
I like to put a cloth or similar under the power head so it is slightly higher than the Prop