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Oil change through the dipstick tube

Hi all,

I decided I'm going to start doing my oil-changes from the top to avoid the draining mess. My driveway has taken enough abuse.

I bought an oil-extractor from Amazon (


It should've been straightforward... I put the thin oil-extractor tube into the dipstick tube and pushed until I was fairly certain I was at the bottom of the oil pan. Then I started pumping and... nothing came out. In fact the pump itself wasn't really creating any suction. I tested the pump on a bottle of water and it sucked the water out fine.

My question to you all - is the top-down oil-extraction method possible with a 2008 Accord LX? aka the K24Z2 engine?

Any of you have success with this? Any idea what's going wrong with mine? A 15 minute job turned into 2 hours of frustration

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I have a 2005 Acura TSX with a K24A2 engine and have used an oil extractor many times. The model I have is a Topsider and I purchased it from Northern tools. It works great.

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The dip stick will almost touch the bottom of the pan. It should work. What are your plans for the filter? That what makes the mess for me.


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Don't know about your car, but it is possible on a 2007:

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How were you certain that the tube reached the bottom of the oil pan?

Maybe you had the relief valve open?
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Turns out it was the extractor! It was too weak.

I used my friend's "Topsider" which is made out of metal rather than plastic. It sucked the oil out like a charm.

The filter change was still messy though!
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The filter is by far the worst part. I'm not seeing the point since you still have to dirty a drain pan anyways, you also want to dirty a fluid extractor? You like cleaning stuff? I hate cleaning oily stuff. Had to stab the filter last time, that was the messiest.
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There is something in the dipstick tube that deflects a flexible hose, especially when the engine is warm and the hose gets softer.

I stripped a piece of 12/2 wire (typical house electrical wire) and used a length of copper inside the hose to guide it straight down into the pan. Worked like a charm!
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