Yup, I just bought my Bonnie and changed out the oil I could get to, it was black, and did smell real bad. How full do you fill this thing anyways (I just put it to the top)? My manual says nothing about the SC period (that I could find). I assume I'll need to change it a couple more times shortly to get the colour back to a nice fresh clear colour.
Windex bottle, damn that would work well. I used an old turkey baster and added some rubber tubing from a nonrebreather O2 mask (lots of them at the Fire Hall) and just sucked it out, but couldn't get all of it though, hence the need to do it a few times I guess in order to get rid of all the black goo.