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Oil 'vacuum' products?

MarkyM Mar 28, 2013

  1. MarkyM

    MarkyM Member

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    As am doing a couple of oil changes in the next few months just wondering if anyone's used such a product?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpin-72539-Change-Suction-Pump/dp/B0047N08GW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_3

    I've a set of Rhino ramps anyway but this will save me in the following ways:

    1) Putting it up/off of ramps (saves 20 mins)
    2) Crawling around under the car and getting oil on drive/me
    3) Having to remove/refit those pesky underbody covers (20 mins) & breaking the locking trim screws..grr
    4) Having to ever replace the sump washer and gasket
     
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  2. MarkyM

    MarkyM Member

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    Am guessing no, just bought one and will let you know how I get on/how much I can get out down the dipstick!
     
  3. fishyfish

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    This looks pretty handy... I'd be interested to hear how it goes, as I would love to change the oil myself between services, but cannot be arsed with all the faffing with covers as you mentioned.
     
  4. gupsterg

    gupsterg Active Member

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    I've done it the old fashioned way on this and past cars...

    I used a combo of jack stands on front/rear subframe by lifting at jacking points with trolley jacks to keep car level to do drain/refill...

    I would be interested in your experience share :icon_thumright:, I was thinking of buying a manual pump but as the linked elec.pump is cheaper I would get one of those instead [​IMG] ...
     
  5. MarkyM

    MarkyM Member

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    Hopefully will do this month or next and will video the process.

    Think I may even try the tranny myself too, however for some type of service record I'll probs pay a local mobile mechanic £20 to do it for me on my drive. Will still be removing filter/strainer to ensure I get the full 9l out of the box
     

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