Excellent Oil Changer Cheap and Quick

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Maestro
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Excellent Oil Changer Cheap and Quick

Postby Maestro » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:21 pm

I purchased this Atwood hand-pump oil changer for about $40 at a local farm supply store. It originally had a very thin vinyl hose that plugged into the larger clear hose shown in the picture.

I ditched the little hose and used a piece of 1/4 inch copper tubing. SO MUCH EASIER to install in the dipstick opening at the base of the engine block. No more guessing if the silly thing made it all the way to the bottom of the pan.

If the oil is hot, after 4-5 pumps and it will draw out the oil on its own. Works quick. 5qt capacity so I have a spare jug handy in order to fully empty the 440.

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Re: Excellent Oil Changer Cheap and Quick

Postby Maestro » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:35 pm

Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/Attwood-quart-Hi ... B00EVIO7YM

Here is a link to a near identical product on Home Depot's website:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Maxpower-5-Q ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Mississippi River

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Re: Excellent Oil Changer Cheap and Quick

Postby Fastjeff » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:56 am

Only 5 quarts, so you'll need to empty it halfway through. Neat rig.

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Re: Excellent Oil Changer Cheap and Quick

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:57 am

I got this one when it was on sale. The regular price is kind of high. It holds almost 7 quarts. It works much better than an old wore out "oil buddy" that I used to have...
https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/mu ... earch&cx=0
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Re: Excellent Oil Changer Cheap and Quick

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Being a legendary cheapskate, I made one from an old, free (naturally) propane tank and some left over pipe fittings. I used one motor to generate the vacuum while sucking oil from the other one, then reversed the process. The tank holds well over 15 quarts, which I emptied out later in my shop. Nice and neat! And cheap. I really like that part.

Jeff
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