Pela 6000 Oil Extractor Pump for the Home mechanic £39.95 plus 5.95 p&p @  Force 4 Chandlery
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Pela 6000 Oil Extractor Pump for the Home mechanic £39.95 plus 5.95 p&p @ Force 4 Chandlery

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Found 12th Oct 2014
Just bought one of these, saves draining the oil from the sump of the car. Pump it up and put the tube down the dipstick tube and it sooks all the oil out. The container has measurements on it so you know if you've got it all. All the dealerships are using something similar now as it saves a whole load of time and mess!

This is the bigger 6L version.

Pela 6000 Oil Extractor Pump 6Litre
- A very clever Vacuum pump with a multitude of uses both on board and at home. Between 10 to 20 strokes of the pump creates a powerful vacuum, which can then suck out your dirty engine oil or any other inaccessible area such as bilges. The dirty oil is captured inside the container which holds 6 litres and has calibrated sides, so you know how much you've taken out. The pump screws off for easy storage onboard.
• Capacity: 6.0 litres
• Height: 55cm (assembled)
• Diameter: 23cm
• Tubes: Probe 5mm OD x L1.09m & Clear Section 10mm OD x L 0.99m

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Had one of these for a couple of years,excellent piece of kit and much much easier and cleaner than draining oil via sump plug.

Hot from me, Screwfix want 50 quid.

Ive had one of these for the past few years & its still going strong. After you use it the second time you cant see how much is in the container because of the old oil sticking to the sides. But you will get used to how much you've got out of the sump. Don't forget to warm your engine up to thin ur oil out or you will be there all day.

Been using this on my 2000 Audi A4 1.9tdi for years. Makes it so easy to do a quick oil change. As noted run the engine a bit to warm the oil.

I have a Pela one similar to this but it holds 6.5 Litres and has a cyndrical tank.
They are really helpfull and make changing the oil a lot less hassle as long as your oil filter is easily accessible.
If you you have to jack the car up to change the filter you may as well do the oil change the traditional way.


Edited by: "paulandpam1" 12th Oct 2014

These don't get crud out, I'd avoid like the plague!

Expensive £39.95 delivered on ebay item number 361074995249 bargain

ianshona

These don't get crud out, I'd avoid like the plague!


I was thinking the same thing. though the oil filter is there for that very reason.

Check online to see if anyone has reported problems with your model of car.

One of these got stuck in my Focus 1.6 ti-vct. I managed to free it in the end but it was worrying for a while.

I'm in the "that's now how you're supposed to change your oil" school of thought too

Removing a plug and draining the oil into a tray isn't exactly rocket-science - it's the single easiest servicing task after checking the washer fluid and you do it for a reason.

The sump plug is magnetic - it attracts any swarf and holds-on to it until you take that out and clean it - there's a limit to how much it can hold-on to tho, so removing it and cleaning it is necessary Furthermore, if you don't remove it from time-to-time it will seize and that could cost you more than £42 to fix!!

Whilst it's out you should inspect both the plug (too much swarf can be an early warning of more expensive issues) and oil (if it's gloopy that's bad too) but using one of these will ensure you see neither of those things so your car will continue to run until one day - baboom - and I doubt there's a handy device on eBay to fix THAT problem ;0

p.s. You also need your car on a ramp to check other things properly (and many oil filters aren't accessible without a ramp/jacking anyway) so even the "no need to jack" thing isn't really a benefit.
Edited by: "therealjohnpeat" 13th Oct 2014

^^ the sump plug is not magnetic. Great piece of kit

Well said "silverred"....A sump plug is not magnetic....any advice from someone who thinks it is, can be taken with the necessary caution......
I have personally used a 12volt Electrical Pump for a couple of years now..... Totally trouble free.....Takes 10 mins to do an oil change including filter (mine is easily accessible on top of engine)....pump easily connects to car battery and the whole process is trouble free.
Pump obtained from Ebay auction for £15 or so........just search for 12V-OIL-DIESEL-FLUID-EXTRACTOR...buy it now price is normally about £25....

if you have some cars there isn't a sump plug - smart cars for example.

There was also a debate long ago about the fact the sump plug might be better and I think there were thoughts that if you had crap it might get left in the sump - like if you drain a bath you sometimes get remains left behind and thus sucking out might actually be better....

I do use one of these as am lazy and I think it works so much better than the traditional way.

and most cars ive seen have their oil filters easily accessible....

can this be used to take out wrong fuel for example a unleaded car witj diesel or vice versa? ?

For a sec I thought it was a golf ball & tee gift set oO

AbuUnaisah

can this be used to take out wrong fuel for example a unleaded car witj … can this be used to take out wrong fuel for example a unleaded car witj diesel or vice versa? ?



No not a good idea according to the manual.

dr_adams

and most cars ive seen have their oil filters easily accessible....



Most cars I've seen have their oil filters difficult to access Particularly if you don't have a car lift
Usually it's behind the engine on a transverse mounted engine where you can't see it or get your hand on it to undo it
Edited by: "jasee" 13th Oct 2014

AbuUnaisah

can this be used to take out wrong fuel for example a unleaded car witj … can this be used to take out wrong fuel for example a unleaded car witj diesel or vice versa? ?


Yes it can....You simply have to make sure you have all the fuel removed...

Search Ebay etc for a 12v Oil Pump and you will get an electric pump version of this that simply connects to your car battery for half the price !....Had one for 2 years and never had a problem with it, lent it to a few friends who have also been very impressed...Save a fortune in garage bills.... simply wait for Halfords etc. to have a sale on their oil to maximise the savings....Chgange your oil every 5000 miles at this price and convenience and maximise the lifespan of your engine

silverred

^^ the sump plug is not magnetic. Great piece of kit


Oh yes it is.

Jefft

Oh yes it is.


Que loads of people now taking there sump plugs out just to see if its magnetic

How do you dispose of your used motor oil

Why is it so hard to remove sump plug? Rubber gloves, old washing up bowl, spanner and ten minutes. It cannot be argued that this is better than removing sump plug, so why not do a proper job.

silverred

^^ the sump plug is not magnetic. Great piece of kit



Sweeping statement and in my case - wrong. Mine is magnetic.

Hmm.. I bought 2 of these over the years (one for a friend). First time was £35, 2nd time was £40. Both from a marine place.

My justification for this instead of sump method is.. If it's ok for £1m yachts it would be sufficient for my car.

silverred

^^ the sump plug is not magnetic. Great piece of kit


Years ago most older cars had magnetic sump plugs but nowadays most don't and some modern cars don't even have a sump plug so an oil extractor is always needed.

Inquisitor

Hmm.. I bought 2 of these over the years (one for a friend). First time … Hmm.. I bought 2 of these over the years (one for a friend). First time was £35, 2nd time was £40. Both from a marine place. My justification for this instead of sump method is.. If it's ok for £1m yachts it would be sufficient for my car.


Oil extractor pumps are sold in boat chandlers because marine engines mostly do not have a sump plug because of the engine location.
I agree these pumps are really helpfull though in a speedy oil change on modern cars.

ScottyMelotty

Why is it so hard to remove sump plug? Rubber gloves, old washing up … Why is it so hard to remove sump plug? Rubber gloves, old washing up bowl, spanner and ten minutes. It cannot be argued that this is better than removing sump plug, so why not do a proper job.



It's not hard to remove a sump plug but this is definitely easier. To those saying it won't get rid of the crud, what kind of crud are you expecting to find that won't be caught by the filter, as if be worried if I had crud in my oil. Anything in suspension will be picked up in the same way it would flow out through a sump plug hole.
Also, some sump plugs are magnetic but with modern engines which are aluminium blocks there's not much point really.
On my car this removed half a litre more than draining via the sump plug so it's actually better in my experience.

ianshona

These don't get crud out, I'd avoid like the plague!


If youve got crud and sludge in your engine and its a modern car I would be very worried if i were you.
If you use the recommended oil and filter and change them at the recommended intervals you should never have any crud in a modern engine. A lot of people who use these pumps actually change their oil a lot more frequently than the manufacturer's guide because of the easyness thus even better benefits.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 13th Oct 2014

To get all the crud out just mix 50:50 diesel:clean cheap engine oil, add to engine and pump out, do this a few times and your engine guts will be very clean.

mercman

Ive had one of these for the past few years & its still going strong. … Ive had one of these for the past few years & its still going strong. After you use it the second time you cant see how much is in the container because of the old oil sticking to the sides. But you will get used to how much you've got out of the sump. Don't forget to warm your engine up to thin ur oil out or you will be there all day.



If you are changing your fuel filter at the same time, add some of the fuel from that swish it round a couple of times and it will be brand new again!

Good piece of kit OP, had one for a couple of years and change oil every 5k miles. Only paid £30 for mine from ebay and just noticed that the following listing is £39.99 (24k feedback and 99.9% positive)

ebay.co.uk/itm…249

Inquisitor

Hmm.. I bought 2 of these over the years (one for a friend). First time … Hmm.. I bought 2 of these over the years (one for a friend). First time was £35, 2nd time was £40. Both from a marine place. My justification for this instead of sump method is.. If it's ok for £1m yachts it would be sufficient for my car.


Suppose it's easier than going blue fiddling under the yacht. oO

Has anyone used this to pump Biodiesel. Wondering if the unit is Bio resistant?

Banned

Force 4 Chandlery are crap. No communication and you have to go through hoops to get a refund.

The problem I find with pumping the oil out is that you can never get all of it out, at least on my vw passat and Audi a6.
Also if you're changing the filter (which you should do), no matter how many rugs you put under it, once you take it out you will drop some oil on the undertray.
Then you will have to jack the car up, remove the undertray and clean it.
Hung on, your drain plug is right there and you're under the car!
I might sound like an old fart, but you can't beat the satisfaction of a proper messy oil change.

Definitely COLD this type of eqipment is available for sub 20 quId. Yes I know it is a 6L one but how many small cars use this much oil? Also you still have to empty it into disposal containers anyway so lots of opportunities to get mucky. If you want to change oil this way the electric pump is definitely the way to go

It's a bodge job, do it properly via the sump plug, or take it somewhere to be done if you can't do it
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