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Old 06-11-2014, 04:27 PM
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What oil extractor are you using?

Hi,

Attempted changing the oil for the first time last week before the maiden voyage and just have a cheap Harbor Freight extractor. I pumped for an hour and got maybe a half quart.

Just trying to not break the bank on one of these and a manual pump is fine as long as it works. I know for best results the oil should be warm.

Any suggestions? West Marine pumps are about $60. I have an oil pan I can pump into as well.

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Old 06-11-2014, 04:36 PM
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I bought a Topsider MVP. That thing will suck the tail-lights out of a dump truck!

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too..._390306_390306
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:31 PM
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I bought a Topsider MVP. That thing will suck the tail-lights out of a dump truck!

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too..._390306_390306
Have you had any issues with the threads like some of the reviewers? Have you tried it with cool oil? You are in my price range!

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http://www.marinenutz.com/products/P...iter-Pump.html

Love it. Full discloser I have never used any thing else
This looks solid. How long have you had it?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:28 AM
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4 or 5 years and 20+ oil changes. I believe i paid around $100 for it on decent sale.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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I just use the drain line out the back of the boat and let gravity take care of the rest. I usually let it drain overnight after a run, then refill the next morning.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:14 PM
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http://www.marinenutz.com/products/P...iter-Pump.html

Love it. Full discloser I have never used any thing else
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:15 PM
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easy!!

Bought one last month.. Best money spent is years!!

http://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7201-F...s=mityvac+7201
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:53 PM
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I honestly have not had these issues with my Topsider. And I always pull out the Diesel oil from my engine and transmission cold in the off season. Again, it has really light duty use. I have changed the transmission and engine oils around 5x now. So give or take 10 oil pulls, I have not experienced any vacuum leak at the handle. I dont exert a huge amount of force on the pump when pumping as I am being careful inside the boat. I am sure there are other better units, but the price of the Topsider is what sold me.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:34 PM
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I honestly have not had these issues with my Topsider. And I always pull out the Diesel oil from my engine and transmission cold in the off season. Again, it has really light duty use. I have changed the transmission and engine oils around 5x now. So give or take 10 oil pulls, I have not experienced any vacuum leak at the handle. I dont exert a huge amount of force on the pump when pumping as I am being careful inside the boat. I am sure there are other better units, but the price of the Topsider is what sold me.
With the price you may have sold me!
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