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Old 03-30-2019, 05:11 PM
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Looking for recommendation? How is the W.M. extractor? I want to simplify oil changes in my small equipment and everything else I have.
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If it's the one you hand pump to create a vacuum, I've been using that kind for years. Stick the hose in the dipstick hole, give it a bunch of pumps and you can even walk away while it is doing it's thing. Run the engine for a few minutes first to warm (not hot) the oil. Much easier to suck up.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:40 PM
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If it's the one you hand pump to create a vacuum, I've been using that kind for years. Stick the hose in the dipstick hole, give it a bunch of pumps and you can even walk away while it is doing it's thing. Run the engine for a few minutes first to warm (not hot) the oil. Much easier to suck up.
I was looking at this one
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...SABEgKTfPD_BwE
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:42 PM
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I used a Moeller extractor for many years for boat, Jet ski and other engines. It worked.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mine Now View Post
Before WM started selling them under their own name, they were called "Oil Boy Extractors". Been using them for 25 years. Not a fan of the kind with a small electric motor you hook to your batteries. This is about as simple as they come.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:53 PM
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Harbor Freight version works great
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:56 PM
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Harbor Freight version works great
If I get a chance Ill check it out, thanks
I think the West Marine one may be made by the same co. that makes Pela
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I have the same one from WM and it works great.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by justonemoreday View Post
I have the same one from WM and it works great.
I think Ill end up with that one if the Harbor Freight one doesn't pan out.
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Originally Posted by justonemoreday View Post
I have the same one from WM and it works great.
Me too. Same one. Use it on the boat and my car. Much easier than jacking up and pulling the panels under the car. My engine was designed for top side pump out anyways, so may as well do it!

I can change the oil in 20 minutes while wearing nice work clothes (oil filter is topside, too). Barely even get my hands dirty!
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:03 PM
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The WM model has served me well for 4+ years. I wish it had more volume. Zuke 300s take 9 qts of oil each, so 18 qts to drain.
Also use it for trucks, generator, and any oil I need to extract.

I've heard the nonsense about "sludge at the bottom" but can't find any evidence of it.
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Originally Posted by hjorgan View Post
The WM model has served me well for 4+ years. I wish it had more volume. Zuke 300s take 9 qts of oil each, so 18 qts to drain.
Also use it for trucks, generator, and any oil I need to extract.

I've heard the nonsense about "sludge at the bottom" but can't find any evidence of it.
What I sometimes do is buy a couple quarts of cheap, cheap, dirt cheap oil (like $0.89 a quart). After the oil is drained I pour that in and suck it right back out. Thinking being that it will push more of the crud to the suck out tube.


Does it work?
Don't know and don't care. It cost me $3 and I feel better about it. That's all that matters.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:11 PM
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I second the harbor freight version. It worked well for me on my mercruiser 5.0 Now if I would only install the oil filter relocation kit I would have it whipped!
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:58 PM
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I have one just like the one at WM but it is made by Marpac. Called the Fluid Xtractor. Has worked well for years. I still drain the oil from my cars and bikes but use it for various other stuff like the push mower and other equipment. I've even drawn brake fluid out of reservoirs before flushing even though I thought it might be too corrosive. Figured I would risk it and had no issues.
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I prefer the Mightyvac style, the vacuum chamber is separate from the oil storage. I’ve been thru several of the WM style. If you leave oil in them the seals on the plunger will swell and it won’t create vacuum until you replace them.
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Originally Posted by JoCo34 View Post
I prefer the Mightyvac style, the vacuum chamber is separate from the oil storage. I’ve been thru several of the WM style. If you leave oil in them the seals on the plunger will swell and it won’t create vacuum until you replace them.
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Gasoline causes the seals to swell.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:10 AM
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I've got a Mityvac 7201 hand pump. It's lasted for many years. In my experience, using a pump to vacuum out the oil removes more oil than draining it, but it probably depends on the vehicle. My daughter-in-law has a Hyundai Tucson, and I was helping my son change the oil. He drained it all out, and then I got my extractor, and sucked almost another quart out through the dipstick tube.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:13 AM
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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.
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That's the one that I had. Worked well for years, and I did what chuck34 described.
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