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Old 03-31-2019, 06:49 AM
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I have tried all the marine ones and they all seemed to not last. This has been the best for me. You can get a smaller one of you want. Oh I did have one years ago that screwed on to the end of the Dipstick on my mercruiser inboards. That wasn't to bad.

So this is what I use now a smaller one is 10 bucks or so less.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Salmonbum View Post
Pela 6000. Its much more compact and easy to store/transport. Use it on my boat and my Jetta TDI for the last 12+ yrs.
I was thinking about storage when looking at them. From a quick glance it looked like the W.M. version would take up less floor space, maybe I'm wrong. Haven't seen any of these in person.
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:36 AM
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I had my WM extractor for many years works great. Just warm the oil up first, put the tube down the dip stick slot pump and come back in 5 minutes or so done.
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:43 AM
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I believe the Pela PL650 and the West Marine 6.9 quart are identical units. I've had one for years (West Marine) and I'm very happy with it. I have emptied the oil out and left oil in it for months on end - no problems with swollen seals or gaskets. I have not used it for gasoline. It has held up very well and seems to be a high quality unit. I would highly recommend this unit. That being said, if you want to suck out a liquid and intend to re-use it you will need to clean the pump very well before filling it with the fluid you will re-use. That's a chore. I believe the MityVac 7400 with the suction mechanism adjacent to the tank rather than being an integral part of the tank (as in the Pela PL650. West Marine unit, and MityVac 7201) would be a better choice if you're going to re-use the fluid as cleaning the tank is much easier as the pump mechanism never comes in contact with the liquid.
I owned, and still own, a Top Sider. It does the job. But I was never happy with mine. It's just plain messier to use.and requires more pumping effort. And with the translucent sides as in the WM model it's easier to see how much oil you have extracted.
If you're not in a hurryI believe WM puts their unit on sale every now and then.
PS: The Harbor Freight unit requires a compressed air source.
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:52 AM
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Mityvac 7201 for me
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:54 AM
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I have that one. Works great. Have had zero problems with it. I take the whole thing over to AutoZone and dump it for free.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:03 AM
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I was thinking about storage when looking at them. From a quick glance it looked like the W.M. version would take up less floor space, maybe I'm wrong. Haven't seen any of these in person.
its about the size of a soccer ball. I had the big 7 qt tube style before. It's a pain to store and need a truck to transport it to my boat. Seals went out after a few yrs and it stopped working well. My Pela fits in a small box and be put in the jetta trunk. I used it on one of my motors and borrowed an electric one froma friend to do other. I will take the Pela over it any day. Speed was about the same, just the Pela is less mess.

I forgot where I got it, but it was a TDI website.

http://www.pelaproducts.com
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:44 AM
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I have the jabsco oil change bucket, down the dipstick tube, clip it to a battery and turn it on.
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