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Old 05-01-2014, 17:06   #1
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Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

I just purchased one of these 6.9 quart oil extraction pumps from West Marine. It received rave reviews but after getting it back to the boat i'm wondering where the heck i'll put it while cruising. Are these things worth the storage space or what are you full time cruisers using for oil changes?

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WEST MARINE Manual Oil Changer - 6.9 Quart at West Marine


A guy in west marine said he uses the smaller one (2.9 quart) but has to empty it mid way through?
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Re: Oil Extraction pumps for Cruising

I have been using the Jabsco Little Pal Utility Pump for ten years now and its small enough to leave onboard.
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Old 05-01-2014, 17:31   #3
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Re: Oil Extraction pumps for Cruising

I have a 5 quart one and they work very well. Store it in a lazarette with all my spare jugs of oil, anti-freeze etc.
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Old 05-01-2014, 17:52   #4
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Re: Oil Extraction pumps for Cruising

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A guy in west marine said he uses the smaller one (2.9 quart) but has to empty it mid way through?
I have one of the smaller versions of what you got. My engine is just a 2cyl. so it works out just fine. I've been able to store it in any small corner where there's space. Ideal places I know of where it can go would be the lazarette or sail locker.
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Re: Oil Extraction pumps for Cruising

i second the Jabsco Little Pal. you can take it apart for cleaning if needed. made out of brass. easy to pump into gallon container.
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Re: Oil Extraction pumps for Cruising

yes, i use the west marine vacuum pump. works great. does take up space. wish i could find one that worked as well but took up little space...
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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

Same here on the West Marine, do like the looks of the Jabsco however. Now wish I had been patient and researched more.....

Just curious if any others have suggestions....????


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I have a sump plug connected via hose to a pump .
(similar to above posts)
The pump is mounted in a convenient place,
For me this is on the engine.
Connect pump to 5lt oil container via short hose
and pump!
You could mount pump any place that works
for you!
But keep hose as short as possible. (Mine
Is 500mm long & 300 above) not too high above
the sump.
Fittings and pump will cost about the same as
a vacuum pump, with no storage issues.
Access to do it may be an issue for some.
This works well for me.: cheers:
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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

Those big containers do take some space. And the fling oil all over when removing the tubes. I used one for a few years but prefer this
http://legacy.shurflo.com/pages/new_.../3000-350.html
It has a reversing switch ,its small. Works great And w a shorter tube is easier to store.

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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

After some experimentation I landed on a vacuum style oil pump, which works great but is bulky and potentially messy if turned on side. With the new engine I am permanently installing a 12VDC vane pump from Harbor Freight to remove the oil from the sump. It is a compact and tidy solution, at least in theory.

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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

We have the sump piped to a pump permanently mounted above the sump pan. The Westerbeke holds 2.5 gallons of oil and I can dump it all in just a few minutes with no oily junk to store. I'd never go without it now.
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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

12volt permanently installed oil change pump from either dipstick tube or oil pan drain
on E-bay $116.00
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I have a preluber on our Perkins 4-236. I run this prior to starting. Best way to extend the life of the engine by many thousands of hours.

I keep a seperate 12v oil extraction pump for the other oil drain tasks whuch is a backup for the preluber. Every piece of kit has to have multiple uses to justify a place on the boat.
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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

I really like the Jabsco Little Pal Pump as well. They've been making it for more than forty years. It works well and is easy to stow.
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Re: Oil Extraction Pumps for Cruising

Here is my custom five zone oil change system.
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