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12v Ultimate Speed Oil Suction Pump - 3 year warranty - £12.99 @ Lidl 23rd march
12v Ultimate Speed Oil Suction Pump - 3 year warranty - £12.99 @ Lidl 23rd march

12v Ultimate Speed Oil Suction Pump - 3 year warranty - £12.99 @ Lidl 23rd march

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If you change your motor oil often then this little device is a real help.
Plus if you warm your engine first it will flow much quicker (_;)
•Ideal for clean and easy oil change
•Operates from a 12V car battery
•Easy handling with long suction and discharge hoses (m) 1.2/2
•Terminal clamps with insulated handles and practical spiral cable
•60W
•3 Year Warranty

44 Comments

its sucks!oO

can you suck out brake or power steering fluid with this thing?

Isn't it better to let the oil drain out the sump rather than these devices?
my mechanic uses one of these, however I have insisted he drain the sump, as I cannot see how all the oil would come out including the bits of metal that have sunk.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 17th Mar

polarbaba

Isn't it better to let the oil drain out the sump rather than these … Isn't it better to let the oil drain out the sump rather than these devices?my mechanic uses one of these, however I have insisted he drain the sump, as I cannot see how all the oil would come out including the bits of metal that have sunk.


Its used more to fill rather than withdraw. ie , gearbox oil filler holes are not that easy to access so you would use one of these to fill it back .

rhinopaul

Its used more to fill rather than withdraw. ie , gearbox oil filler holes … Its used more to fill rather than withdraw. ie , gearbox oil filler holes are not that easy to access so you would use one of these to fill it back .



​makes sense...cheers.

shahidali47

can you suck out brake or power steering fluid with this thing?


Yes but its an overkill, just use a turkey baster.

I guess if you used it to do extra oil changes between scheduled service intervals, then it might have some merit. But then considering the considerable cost of decent motor oil you might as well spend the extra effort, jack the car up and change the oil properly, with a filter change at the same time.

Lot of manufacturers remove oil this way now, rather than draining through the sump. Seems odd to me, but it's common. I guess it's down in part to many cars having shields and trays under the sump?
Edited by: "badgerman2" 17th Mar

My shield takes at least an hour to remove/refit,shearing bolts etc etc so I will be getting one of these, cheers OP.

I have used a manual pump for nearly 8 years and at 2 changes each year. Every 4th or 5th change I will drain via the sump but that's really only to see if any metal is on the plug (magnetic sump plug) to check for problems. None yet so happy.
I have twice drained with a pump and then dropped the sump plug and the amount that came out was not even half a cup. From experience I move the pipe around to catch pockets of oil and then let it sit for half an hour to let the last dregs around the engine drop to the lowest.
Garages use pumps not out of laziness but in the knowledge it works and they don't have the worry about stripped plugs.
Edited by: "Verbal.Kint" 17th Mar

Original Poster

Verbal.Kint

I have used a manual pump for nearly 8 years and at 2 changes each year. … I have used a manual pump for nearly 8 years and at 2 changes each year. Every 4th or 5th change I will drain via the sump but that's really only to see if any metal is on the plug (magnetic sump plug) to check for problems. None yet so happy.I have twice drained with a pump and then dropped the sump plug and the amount that came out was not even half a cup. From experience I move the pipe around to catch pockets of oil and then let it sit for half an hour to let the last dregs around the engine drop to the lowest.Garages use pumps not out of laziness but in the knowledge it works and they don't have the worry about stripped plugs.


Couldn't agree more

this sounds dodgy I know but ive got an old car im about to scrap its fuel tanks full of diesel, does anyone know if this will get past the anti syphon thing in the fuel filler neck I cant get under the car as its in a lock up

polar most sump plugs are magnetic so any swarf should attach itself to the sump plug

I have used a manual pump, with a calibrated collection cylinder, so I know by volume when I have got nearly all the oil out, and I know approximately how much I have to put back in. If I was using this electric pump, I would also want a calibrated measure to check the volume removed as the flexible tube might not have been pushed in enough, or pushed in too far so that the tube bends at the bottom of the dipstick hole, so the only way to be sure when all the oil is out is to measure it.

giltbrook

I have used a manual pump, with a calibrated collection cylinder, so I … I have used a manual pump, with a calibrated collection cylinder, so I know by volume when I have got nearly all the oil out, and I know approximately how much I have to put back in. If I was using this electric pump, I would also want a calibrated measure to check the volume removed as the flexible tube might not have been pushed in enough, or pushed in too far so that the tube bends at the bottom of the dipstick hole, so the only way to be sure when all the oil is out is to measure it.



Could you not just use a measuring jug, or the calibration on the side of the old oil can?

shahidali47

can you suck out brake or power steering fluid with this thing?



​Yes it should be able to if the tube fits inside.

I have used this for the past year, as long as you warm up the engine first, the fluid will draw out really quick and straight into another bottle/container. It's pretty good tool to have. Engine oil, clutch fluid, diffs etc

Voucher.Boy

Could you not just use a measuring jug, or the calibration on the side of … Could you not just use a measuring jug, or the calibration on the side of the old oil can?


You could measure the extracted oil in any container, as long as it has a reasonably accurate measuring scale.
Edited by: "giltbrook" 17th Mar

Interestingly New BMW F Series Minis don't have a dipstick anymore, they use a electronic sensor. Perhaps other BMW are the same?

I'd use this for filling gearbox oil but when it comes to oil changes i like to drain as much as possible so half a cup of dirty oil in my fresh (not cheap) oil change wouldn't sit well with me. modern diesels really rely on the oil being good to keep running smoothly and quietly. my last cars undershield was a pain to take off so i ended up cutting a small hatch in it where the sump plug was that i could just pull down. but I could get to the filter from the top on that one.

tomminator

this sounds dodgy I know but ive got an old car im about to scrap its … this sounds dodgy I know but ive got an old car im about to scrap its fuel tanks full of diesel, does anyone know if this will get past the anti syphon thing in the fuel filler neck I cant get under the car as its in a lock up



Nearly all tanks have another access point so the fuel pump and float level device can be reached. Usually these are under the rear seats. I have done exactly the same and used the pump to get all the old fuel out. Just remember to have enough receptacles around or another car to pump it straight into. Going back a fair bit I did this using the suck to get a vacuum flow going. The memory of the taste of petrol still lingers today.

jumpinoffthbed

I'd use this for filling gearbox oil but when it comes to oil changes i … I'd use this for filling gearbox oil but when it comes to oil changes i like to drain as much as possible so half a cup of dirty oil in my fresh (not cheap) oil change wouldn't sit well with me. modern diesels really rely on the oil being good to keep running smoothly and quietly. my last cars undershield was a pain to take off so i ended up cutting a small hatch in it where the sump plug was that i could just pull down. but I could get to the filter from the top on that one.



It really won't do it any harm. You could never get all the old oil out without a full dismantle and clean. Oil by it's nature will cling to surfaces. Ever looked at your "fresh" oil after a days' use of changing it?

Used a manual pump on my Galaxy and worked a dream - oil filter is on top too so no need to jack the car up.

Obvious point, but if your oil filter is underneath you still have get under the car to change it

any good for decanting from a demi John homebrew?

wildswan

any good for decanting from a demi John homebrew?


Depends how well you clean it following the oil change.

Some Mercs don't even have sump plugs these days.

I'll think about this, I've been putting off a gearbox oil change for ages due to the pain in the backside getting access to the drain plug. Do I buy this or do I just get on with the job now the weather is warming up?

Either way it's cheap though, so heat added!

tomminator

this sounds dodgy I know but ive got an old car im about to scrap its … this sounds dodgy I know but ive got an old car im about to scrap its fuel tanks full of diesel, does anyone know if this will get past the anti syphon thing in the fuel filler neck I cant get under the car as its in a lock up



I once managed to empty the petrol from a Saab by, if I recall correctly, disconnecting the fuel hose from the fuel injector rail, slipping a piece of close fitting pvc hose over the pipe, a jubilee clip may, or at least should, have been involved, and then shorting the fuel pump terminal in the fuse box to energise the pump and hence pump the petrol into a jerrycan. The procedure was along those lines at least. I don't know much about diesel fuel systems but I expect you might be able to do something similar.

VDisillusioned

I once managed to empty the petrol from a Saab by, if I recall correctly, … I once managed to empty the petrol from a Saab by, if I recall correctly, disconnecting the fuel hose from the fuel injector rail, slipping a piece of close fitting pvc hose over the pipe, a jubilee clip may, or at least should, have been involved, and then shorting the fuel pump terminal in the fuse box to energise the pump and hence pump the petrol into a jerrycan. The procedure was along those lines at least. I don't know much about diesel fuel systems but I expect you might be able to do something similar.



Just pull up the rear seats and drill a hole in the tank if your scrapping it

theroman

Just pull up the rear seats and drill a hole in the tank if your … Just pull up the rear seats and drill a hole in the tank if your scrapping it



But that's arguably more hassle than undoing one hose and jumping a terminal in the fuse box. It wouldn't be a lot of use if you didn't have a live battery to hand though, I suppose, but then neither would one of these pumps

my garage uses one of these, my sump has been cross threaded and they don't want the chance of it stripping, cost of a new sump far outweighs any left over oil contamination.

does it work on brake fluid and power steering ?

Buy a quick valve. Makes it quick and easy. Big advantage is you can can do a hot oil change without burning yourself. Some people use them to drain the bottom liter (dirtiest) out the sump and top up with a fresh liter halfway through oil change cycle.
Also great if somebody overfills it you can just drain a little out.

Banned

Using similar thing for fish tank X)

nasir_glasgow

does it work on brake fluid and power steering ?



Yes but why bother? The liquid volumes involved are not worth the hassle and then you would only be able to take out what's in the reservoir. If you are changing either you should bleed the systems properly.
Edited by: "Verbal.Kint" 19th Mar

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Buy a quick valve. Makes it quick and easy.



I didn't know about those, thank you!

Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 18th Mar

Can you use this to reverse bleed brakes?

I'd imagine so.

Verbal.Kint

Yes but why bother? The liquid volumes involved are not worth the hassle … Yes but why bother? The liquid volumes involved are not worth the hassle and then you would only be able to take out what's in the reservoir. If you have changing either you should bleed the systems properly.


thanks

i have one of these. they dont work well on all cars

i use it on my mums 1.6hdi the sump design means you cant get all the oil out. with this you can

my 2.0hdi though it wont get it all out

few things to mention. when not in use the pipes are really hard to not very flexible. the jubilee clips are a pain,

storing it away is a bit of a nightmare too unless you undo the pipes each time.

the battery terminal clips were rubbish so replaced them

there will be mess


Gutted...not delivered to the Morecambe store. It's becoming a common thing....sewing machines not delivered the other week......tut!
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