Originally Posted by Kevin23
I think you should have the best of both worlds IMO. Start it, let it run for 10-15 minutes, then immediately pull the plug and let it drain for 24 hours. Be sure to raise and lower the motor a few times to get all the oil to the bottom so it can drain.
X2 (although not sure really need to run it that long, they get warm quick)
but just to add,, leave the filter on during this drain time. By allowing it to drain that long, the benefit is the filter will drain down quite a bit too, which will then be less messy when you remove it.