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is there a contraption out there to buy(cheap) to suck out some oil.??

i have inserted a small plastic tube into the dipstick and sucked out some oil.
but short of getting the wife to suck out some more(she's good at sucking)


i wondered if there was anything that i could use that would be quicker ????


thanks.


i'm not drastically over. but i'd rather it be correct :)
 
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is there a contraption out there to buy(cheap) to suck out some oil.??

i have inserted a small plastic tube into the dipstick and sucked out some oil.
but short of getting the wife to suck out some more(she's good at sucking)


i wondered if there was anything that i could use that would be quicker ????


thanks.


i'm not drastically over. but i'd rather it be correct :)
Yes, there is;

Pela Pumps, Oil, Liquid Extractors, Oil Extract
 

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The Pela is a very useful thing, but probs £30 or so.......maybe you could ask if there is anyone local on the forum who has one. It would do the job in 5 mins flat.



Anyway, back to Storme's wife...............
 

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i have inserted a small plastic tube into the dipstick and sucked out some oil.

If you already have the pipe & want a quick DIY option:

Drill 2 holes in a coffee jar cover for the pipe, put 1 pipe into down the dipstick hole & into the sump, connect the other to a hoover ( other brands are available ) & let it do the work :thumbs:

Just make sure you keep the coffee jar upright & only feed the pipe connected to the hoover a small way beyond the inside of the cover so it doesn't suck in any oil from the other pipe or the bottom of the jar, also run the car for a few mins to heat the oil & it'll be easier.
 

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When I did this I used a bit of tube down the dipstick hole and used a syringe to suck some out.

Syringes are easy to find around here, but I borrowed one from work to be safe.
 

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Open the drain plug.

:)... i didnt want to get back under the car !!! :)

the pela pumps look like what i need....thanks guys.


and davidp's idea looks good as well.... i'll try that 1st, as it is only a diddy amount i need to remove....thx for the help/tips
 

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:)... i didnt want to get back under the car !!! :)

the pela pumps look like what i need....thanks guys.


and davidp's idea looks good as well.... i'll try that 1st, as it is only a diddy amount i need to remove....thx for the help/tips
yeah - give David's suggestion a try....even if only to prove he's good for something around here... ;)

As for the Pela.....I think you can get them in different sizes.......so if you wanted a once and once only usage (but presumably less moolah) then there is a small one (maybe 1 or 2 litres). Or you can get the biggun (like I did) and then you can suck ALL the oil out and do your own oil changes.......

Someone will now post to say......"but you can't get all the **** out unless you drain from the sump plug"........:D
 

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Spend 30 quid, or spend a few moments jacking up the car and undoing the sump plug.....its a no brainer?!
hmmmm............yes..but

2 things...........be absolutely sure you turn the plug the right way.........and when tightening it, don't over tighten.

assuming it hasn't been rounded off etc. :confused:
 
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Just drive it for a while. As long as it isn't silly overfilled, it won't be a problem. An extra 1/2 litre will do no harm.
 

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Unscrew the oil filter, empty the oil out of it, then put it back on.

That usually works if the oil is only a little bit over the mark.
 
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