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Old 12-11-2013, 12:38   #1
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Oil Change Extractor

I am looking for a recommendation on an oil/trams fluid extractor. We have a westerbeke w46, which takes 2 gallons of oil.

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Old 12-11-2013, 13:27   #2
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Re: Oil Change Extractor

This type is the best for non-electrical pumps, comes in different sizes.
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Re: Oil Change Extractor

I'm guessing you're looking for a less expensive solution, but... ours is a permanent installation, Oil X-Change-R, plumbed to both mains, both gears, and genset. Works well.

Once plumbed, it all gets easier. Took me about 10 minutes to empty all 5 sources yesterday... approx. 10 gallons total... and some of that was simply shuffling the target receptacles around. It'll take approximately 10 minutes to do the basic refill of all 5, once I've changed the filters (and then there's some easy fine-tuning to get the levels right).

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Re: Oil Change Extractor

I'm for the permanently installed solution. When I was full time in the business we joked that while we made a few hundred selling and installing Oil Changers we lost in the long run because owners always changed their own oil afterwards! They're really worth it, especially if you can install one yourself
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This type is the best for non-electrical pumps, comes in different sizes.
I'll second a vote for this type. I have one and it's very easy to use and works for both oil and ATF. Just be sure to read the instructions on how to operate it as it's not just a simple pump.
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Old 12-11-2013, 14:22   #6
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Re: Oil Change Extractor

I really don't want something electrical for changing 2 gallons of oil a few times a year. We anticipate having to change the oil a few times as we head down the icw but after that we will be installing alternative energy sources which lessens the need to run the engine.

I guess if you were changing 10 gallons on a regular basis that would be useful but I just don't see the need in our case.
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Re: Oil Change Extractor

As in #2 above. I used one, very good stuff. Does not fit into our boat though ;-(((

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Re: Oil Change Extractor

I have been using one of these Jabsco hand pumps for 15 years now.
Works great and is small and stowable.
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Here is my oil change system.
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Here is my oil change system.
Holy crap!
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Here is my oil change system.
Holy Crap 2nd.

That is more plumbing than I have on my whole boat.
I am thinking it makes coffee as well?
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Re: Oil Change Extractor

The vacuum cannister unit shown is great. It's a lot less messy than the small pump system shown. You need something to store the oil in anyway. I inherited one of the electric pump systems on one boat and loved it. Definitely would spend the money if outfitting a boat. It was permanently plumbed to the drain plug on the engine pan.
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I am thinking it makes coffee as well?
ha!

Yea, I am avoiding anything complicated and electrical. I'm sure its a great system.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around where to put the 6 gallons of oil necessary for three oil changes let alone run even more wiring, tubing, and other fixtures.

They sell the Jabsco hand pump at defender for $40... sounds like a winner.
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I had the same issue with my Universal 4cyl in my Ericson 38. It took 11 qts not including the filters. I opted for an auxiliary oil filtering system from Gulf Coast Filters. The system is designed for long haul trucks but didn't take much space. I extended my change interval to 400 hours from the original 80 hours. I had the used oil tested each time and we probably could have made 1000 hours with no problem. We changed filters every 100 and used Rotella synthetic oil. That worked out to changing the oil once a season. There's no place in the Bahamas to dispose of old oil so better not to have to change it.
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around where to put the 6 gallons of oil necessary for three oil changes...
On mine I use a dedicated 6 gallon gasoline can.

The discharge hose is inserted into the gas can and I flip the switch.

The auto parts stores around me are required to take waste oil, so I dump the oil into their recycle bin.

This is fast, clean and easy.
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