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Old 24-11-2007, 16:22   #1
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Oil Changers...what's your favorite?

After years of borrowing oil changers from friends, I decided this year to buy one for myself. (not just for the boat but our TDI car, it cost over a $100.00 for a oil change at VW )

Well I am a little late but...I purchased this one from Worst Marine, but my gut tells me I should have asked you all first

What do you use and why do you like it, or not?

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Old 24-11-2007, 16:24   #2
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that one will get the job done on the boat. but why not just drain the TDI, it's easier.
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Old 24-11-2007, 16:54   #3
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Honestly, is it easier, I actually have never changed the oil on the TDI, but I would have to lift it, crawl under, etc etc. as opposed to opening the hood and sticking the tube in the dipstick tube? oh and that plate under the engine has to come off I thought?

What about this changer?




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Old 24-11-2007, 17:05   #4
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Quick and easy....... we use this with a quick disconnect for oil changes. Flick a switch and pump it out.

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Old 24-11-2007, 17:20   #5
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the Tempo is a better unit.
I'd think you would want a pump for the boat.
I just did my wife's 06 TDi for the first time last Monday. It took a half hour and I know all tha oil was drained thru the drain plug.
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Old 24-11-2007, 17:22   #6
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Windgeist,

I have the second one, the plastic one and it really works well. One good feature is you can see how much you're getting out. It's all calibrated. Quite often when sucking out oil you think you've got it all but you haven't. You may have pushed the tube in too far and it's curled up out of the oil.
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I have a Tempo (OilBoy it's called?); works great. I had one of those that mount onto a power drill; total piece of crap.

I read in a book somewhere about mounting a pump off the battery, and then running the intake to the pump to the drain pain. Seems like a much easier way to do business. The Tempo I have, as great as it is, is pretty large, and there's no good way to store oily stuff.
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On our previous boat I installed a commercially available system which uses a hose with a spring loaded ball valve to drain the oil using the boat engine's oil pump. It worked like a charm with the Yanmar 3HM35F.

I recently installed the same system on my current boat's engine, a Volvo MD2020.
This time it doesn't get all the oil, leaving at least a quart and a half! GRR!!!

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Old 24-11-2007, 18:35   #9
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These are my favorite. Adapters are available for most engines.
Reversible Impeller, Gear Pumps, Fuel Polishing Systems: Industrial, Marine
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I like the tempo. It recently went thru a name change. I can't think of what the new name for the oil changer is but it works really well. I was able to change the oil in a Yanmar 4JH4E w/o getting any oil on my hands. It was hard to find when I bought mine two months ago b/c of the name change but just call Tempo and they will tell you how tofind one. It was really really easy to change the oil with the Tempo.
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These are my favorite. Adapters are available for most engines.
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I wonder why they don't pursue the pre/post lube business? The gear pump is the same as the one sold by Preluber.
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I wonder why they don't pursue the pre/post lube business? The gear pump is the same as the one sold by Preluber.
I'd guess they don't need the business. On engines of our size it's not really needed.
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I appoligize for being a moron.... but what is TDI?
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It's an engine that Volkswagen uses TDi = Turbo Direct Injected diesel
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Ooooooo, thank you, and actually I dont feel so dumb, I would have never figured that out...
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