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Old 17-09-2017, 07:47   #31
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Re: "Best" manual vacuum oil evacuator?

Missed this thread earlier, but I use the Jabsco hand pump

I shortened the discharge hose to a length of about 3 or 4 inches and pump into a one gallon oil or antifreeze container while gripping the pump and "handle"of the container in one hand. Containers with the "horizontal" handles work best.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tec...3=3219&veh=sem

Nice thing is now the oil is in the container that goes ashore, not something that then has to be drained.
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Re: "Best" manual vacuum oil evacuator?

I have a Marpac vacuum unit, which I like except for three problems:

1) As a64 mentioned, it does not seal. The pour spout at the top for emptying it has a plug on it which is friction and not secure.

2) The extraction hoses on it are very stiff (they have a wire in them to aid in flow), are difficult to stow as a result, and take quite a while to "drip dry" which exacerbates the stowage issue.

3) I can't drain all the oil in my engine in one go; I have to empty the unit into a holding container and then go back and get out the last ~2 quarts.
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