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DIY oil change with oil extractor

Thought about getting a oil extractor and doing my own oil changes was wondering if anyone else uses a oil extractor?


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Thought about getting a oil extractor and doing my own oil changes was wondering if anyone else uses a oil extractor?
Any particular reason you're wanting to use an oil extractor rather than the usual drainplug? I mean, you're going to be under there to replace your filter anyways, right?

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Thought about getting a oil extractor and doing my own oil changes was wondering if anyone else uses a oil extractor?
Why though? Oil changes are easy enough as it is, I can't see how this could benefit you?

I have a whole list of things I need if you really want to buy something though
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Many oil change shops use oil extractors. When I worked at a dealership we also had one, but only used it for unusual circumstances. I have one at home and use it mainly for transmission fluid and differential. Saves time in having to remove a transmission pan or differential cover.

The benefit is:
1) Don’t have to get under the car
2) No stripped drain plug
3) No worry about over or under tightening drain plug
4) No worry about leaking drain plug gasket
5) Can also use the extractor for transmission fluid, P/S fluid, brake fluid, and differential fluid.
6) The cost of a pan/differential gaskets & sealer and labor will pay for an extractor in short time.

The Detriment is:
1) You won’t get all the fluid out.
2) The cost of the extractor (air powered) is about $75 to $100
3) People who have never used them will criticize you for being lazy.

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Well I did want to use it with other fluids then just oil plus I don't own any jacks to do the normal drain. Also my father in law has boats so he would also use it as well.

do you prefer manual or 12v one?

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I've been using it on my Honda ever since I got it, use it on my boats, etc they work perfectly fine and get within a couple teaspoons of getting it all out ....
for those that don't have jacks or lifts, it works perfect

Go to a marine store and look for a jabsco flat tank oil pump....


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There are lots of companies who make oil extractors. Coscto, Harbor Freight, and others. I purchased mine from Amazon.com. The brand I purchased was the Mityvac 7300 PneumaticVac air-operated fluid extractor as I have an air compressor in my garage. This unit has a 2.3 gallon capacity and comes with lots of adapters and fittings. It takes about 10 minutes to extract 5 quarts of oil out of a crankcase. The cost is $103.00 with free shipping.

Sorry, Im not familiar with the manual or 12 volt models.
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I've been using it on my Honda ever since I got it, use it on my boats, etc they work perfectly fine and get within a couple teaspoons of getting it all out ....
for those that don't have jacks or lifts, it works perfect
We're you able to change the filter without jacking the car up?

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There are lots of companies who make oil extractors. Coscto, Harbor Freight, and others. I purchased mine from Amazon.com. The brand I purchased was the Mityvac 7300 PneumaticVac air-operated fluid extractor as I have an air compressor in my garage. This unit has a 2.3 gallon capacity and comes with lots of adapters and fittings. It takes about 10 minutes to extract 5 quarts of oil out of a crankcase. The cost is $103.00 with free shipping.

Sorry, I’m not familiar with the manual or 12 volt models.
Manual as in hand pump, I don't have compressor so I would have to buy a 12v or manually pump by hand.

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I see what you guys are saying with the extractor, and I guess it could make sense.

So, instead of the, "but this is the same price and does more" argument, here's just a jack I found w/ jack stands for $80. I've seen cheaper (likely a Harbor Freight-ish type of place) and much, MUCH more expensive ones.
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Put two wheels up on the curb. Then climb underneath after you have used the pump. Unscrew filter and put the new one in. Refill car...


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There are lots of companies who make oil extractors. Coscto, Harbor Freight, and others. I purchased mine from Amazon.com. The brand I purchased was the Mityvac 7300 PneumaticVac air-operated fluid extractor as I have an air compressor in my garage. This unit has a 2.3 gallon capacity and comes with lots of adapters and fittings. It takes about 10 minutes to extract 5 quarts of oil out of a crankcase. The cost is $103.00 with free shipping.

Sorry, Im not familiar with the manual or 12 volt models.


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only problem is people who tell me a Irate Lover will drain the sump,,, BS I tell them if she (he, not to offend) will know how,,, then better marry her (him)
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I've got one use it alot on my 91 accord love it.
I'll have to try it on the tranny.




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I have the Mityvac7400 manual pump, but I've never really used it for auto motor oil. I use it to remove trans fluid and diff fluid on domestics....even used it to remove the coolant a few times. I mainly use it on my landscaping/agro equipment.

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The only further suggestion I would make is: When I purchased my fluid extractor, it worried me, because the dirt, sediment, and crud sit on the bottom of the oil/transmission pan. This is the dirtiest oil that you absolutely want to get out of your engine.

When you do an oil change by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the oil pan, anything sitting on the bottom of the pan will be swift away in the current of the oil. When you stick a long straw down the dipstick tube, it will leave the last few tablespoons of the dirtiest oil at the bottom of the pan. That is just common sense.

So, what did I do to overcome this worry? Three things.

1) I’ll make sure the oil is hot when I vacuum it out. It comes out quicker this way and you know that all the dirt is blended in with the oil; and likely minimal crud will be sitting on the bottom of the oil pan.

2) I’ll usually add about a to quart of motor flush prior to the oil change and run the engine a few minutes with the flush inside. Besides cleaning the tarnish and such from the inside of the engine, the flush will dilute the oil making it thinner and easier to vacuum out.

3) After about every 3 or 4th oil extraction, I’ll drain the oil at the crankcase (the old fashion way). Any possible dirt, sediment or crud sitting on the bottom of the oil pan will easily flow out. This also gives me an opportunity to clean my magnetic oil drain plug. I’m a big believer of using a magnetic drain plug for all removable drain plugs (Transaxle and differential included).

Hope this helps.


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