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You can buy an oil extractor .... a suction device that extracts the oil out of our basepan via your dip-stick hole. No requirement to put the car on ramps or crawl in under to remove the base pan bolt. No more mess and oil change is done in minutes.
This product seems to be too good to be true. Has anyone tried it (or a variant of this product)? It even claims that a test proved it removed more oil from an old Toyota than draining the oil via the old fashion way.
Your Opinions please whether this a good buy or not.
I know some shops that have gone to this method. It releases them of the liability of a stripped oil pan. It is also a safer method if the oil is still hot, less chance for oil to splash and burn. It is supposed to be a good method but I have never personally used the machine.
The professional ones are a bit different as in they don't have plastic tanks and are run off of compressed air.
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What about all the carbon and the crap (probably not on a new bimmer) that usually goes along with the oil? Wouldn't that sit in the oilpan if this method is used, as opposed to emptying out because of gravity.
i do not think this is a problem. the end of the suction hose goesa down to the bottm of the sump, and synthetics are really clean. also, the carbon paricles are so fine t ouwld take a millenium to settle...
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