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Old 06-11-2014, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dhanni848 View Post

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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I use one of these hand pumps from harbor and it has worked great. 5 mins connected to the drain line out the back and done. Possibly you have a defective one?
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:38 AM
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I have the green compressor type from HF and it works great.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:47 AM
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I used the following pump for the engine oil and transmission fluid. I extract the engine oil first, then the transmission fluid. While pump is extracting transmission fluid, I remove engine oil filter and fill up the engine oil.

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Old 06-12-2014, 07:28 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 06-12-2014, 10:14 AM
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This is my pump, from Princess Auto in Canada - very similar to Harbor Freight.

Also, an adapter I made to go into the pump, and it fits onto the Mastercraft/Indmar oil drain hose. This makes it quite slick - you are draining from the bottom of the pan, so no risk of getting the drain hose stuck in the dipstick tube. Also - very clean, no drips!

Takes about 5 minutes to suck the oil pan dry, with warm oil.

The 3rd fitting in the 2nd picture (barbed hose fitting) is not required...
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:45 AM
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The Mityvac one is hard to beat!
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:25 AM
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Mightyvac 7201, worked great for sucking out trans fluid.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:59 AM
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Sold on the Mityvac. Going to order it today!
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:47 PM
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Pela 6000 here 5 years I can't count how many oil changes and trans changes on boat, car, truck loaned out, I leave it in the back of my truck to roll around sometimes stuff it in a milk crate to carry around I live it
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:37 PM
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I bought the Liquivac 2000 and have been very happy with it.
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