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Old 12-03-2015, 07:33   #1
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oil change pump recommendations

I have a Yanmar 3YM20 diesel in my sailboat. Any recommendations on an oil change pump? There are several in the catalogs - prefer a manual one over anything electric. Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:39   #2
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

Mine is a clean five-minute job to change the oil for both engines using my custom high-volume five-zone oil change system.

This setup sucks out my eight quarts in ten seconds.

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Re: oil change pump recommendations

Welcome to forum.

All the vacuum pumps seem to be good. I got a no name brand for my current boat (because it was all the shops would sell) and it still going great after 8 years.

Make sure you get one big enough to contain all your oil, but not too big they are a pain to store.
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

Are you living on and or cruising? If so maybe a drill pump, I know you said nothing electric but they are small, most of the good manual Vacuum ones are pretty large and take up a lot of storage space.
I have this one, and it works very well, but it's not small, I don't think it will come with me when I start cruising
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:47   #5
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

I've owned a Marina Pro manual vacuum pump for years and very pleased with it. Only negative is that the pump body is made of ferrous metal and will rust if you overfill the container with something like funky bilge water. Very handy for slurpping up liquids wherever they may be. Same company makes a variety of models, spare part kits, excellent customer service.

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Old 12-03-2015, 07:50   #6
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

I'm happy with the West Marine vacuum one(except for the price). It is large, but I need a place to store the waste oil until I empty the new oil out of the jug and can use that.
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

I use this one and it's been great. Keeps the boat clean and it's easy to transfer used oil into containers for recycling.
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i use a five dollar plastic manual pump from Harbor and General? Dom
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I have used both the electric and manual, they both work well, I use a manual vacuum pump now. purchased from Defender. usually if you shop around can get a good price.
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

Have you thought about changing the sump plug for a drain fitting? That way you get all the old oil out.
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

Having gone thru two advertised 12 volt oil removal pumps, as well as hand pumps, I am currently using a 12 Volt 300 Watt DC Utility Pump from HF.

Instead of a rubber impeller, it has four plastic blades that fit into a bun. Not sure what material the bun made from, although replacement parts are available.

So far I have used this pump only a few times on both engine and transmission oil. I do not clean out the pump after each use (months apart), accordingly, I believe the impeller is not damaged by the residual oil.

The pump removes the oil very quickly, and to store the device, I seal off any drainage by connecting both inlet and outlet hoses to each other.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO CAVEATS:

According to the pump manual:

1. "The Pump is designed for use with water with a maximum temperature of 140 F (60C). Do not use the pump for other fluids, especially not fuels, cleaning fluids, or other chemical products."

2. "Do not allow the utility pump to run dry. Fill the pump with liquid before operation. Failing to do so may damage the seal ring (19), which depends on the liquid for its lubrication."

However, since I can't read, along with others who successfully use this pump for fluids other than water, I guess I'm OK. Incidentally, because the pump is so close to the oil source , and I tend to leave some oil in it, I haven't found a need to prime it, although it wouldn't hurt to squirt some oil in the intake port prior to the first use. Again, I guess my unorthodox approach to certain things are a part of my reading deficiency.

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Re: oil change pump recommendations

This is the heavy duty end of the range of powered products. I found that the gear pumps last much longer the the Xchanger impeller pumps. The typical installation connects to the oil pan drains for engines, marine gears, and gen sets. They are reversible so you can pump oil out to five gallon buckets. And then refill by sucking new oil out of five gallon buckets.
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

have a small JABSCO, and a larger MARPAC fluid extractor. happy with both.
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I have a Pela Vacuum Oil Extractor 6.5 litre capacity to change oil on 2 x Volvo 2030s. Just run the engine for 10 minutes or so to warm oil, hook up the pump, give about 6 -7 pumps and the pump does the rest. Terrific also for getting water out of those hard get to spots in the bilge. Much easier than getting down on hands and knees with a sponge and bucket! Think I paid about AUS$139 for it. Cheers, Roy
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Re: oil change pump recommendations

Here's the one I've been using. Works great, and faster (and much quieter) than the West Marine electric one.

Amazon.com: Hydro-Turf Oil Extractor 6-Liter OIL01: Automotive
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