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12v oil extractors...

seen garages use oil extractors rather than use the sump plug - are these any good ?- draper do one for under 40 with a 5.5litre tank to collect the oil via the dipstick hole.

would they get rid of all the oil or are they a waste of time? anyone use one?
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They are ok I suppose. I like to lift the car up, frontwise, then backwise, to get as much out as possible, fussy old 'sot' that I am. Reckon you could raise the rear, if you are extracting the old oil through the dipstick tube?:
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Re: 12v oil extractors...

They use them in places which do cheap oil changes 'cos they're quick, I used one on an old 205 which had a totally knackered sump plug, but... I wouldn't use one regularly as i don;t believe they get all the sludgy oil out of the bottom of the sump
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They are used a lot in marine applications as draining oil out of engines in the bottom of boats is problematical.

Don't see the point in cars though. If you let it out of the sump plug at least you are sure you are getting all the crap out..Don't forget oil floats on water, so any condensation will still be at the bottom and ruin your new oil. Garages who use them do it for speed, not efficiency.

I suppose one advantage is less likelihood of an oil slick on the drive, though I have done an oil change today without spilling hardly a drop...and yes I have had the occasional oil slick disaster in the past..


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