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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2018, 17:06:31 »

I have the Lidl/Aldi version (which looks identical)

They're OK if you are happy to grow old while waiting for the oil to go in or out... (they are slow with a capital SLOW)
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« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2018, 17:08:22 »

I am old ;D

Too old to go crawling underneath anymore :(
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« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2018, 17:35:12 »

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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2018, 17:43:11 »

I have the Lidl/Aldi version (which looks identical)

They're OK if you are happy to grow old while waiting for the oil to go in or out... (they are slow with a capital SLOW)
I too have the Lidl one, cost 12 IIRC.

Only used it once - on the Jag - and it emptied that in about 5mins from what I remember (though I had warmed the engine up nicely).

The Jag has a proper extraction tube, which I assume means it will get virtually all of it out.  I doubt it would be easy to get all the oil out of a normal engine via dipstick tube with my Lidl variant, as the tube is a bit flimsy and crap, and probably wouldn't reliably sit at bottom of sump.
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2018, 17:45:15 »

AA - if you do go down that route, Clarke are just rebadged Chinese stuff out of the same Chinese factories as most no-name brands (and Sealey ;)).  Machine Mart are pretty expensive for stuff, though their aftersales are pretty good (as long as you live near the store you bought it from, or mail ordered it).
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2018, 17:47:17 »

If you remember when we tried to get the fan off your diesel elite, I live fairly close to a MM outlet :)
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #7 on: 08 May 2018, 17:49:06 »

Fro 32, if it works, will save me a lot of hassle :)
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« Reply #8 on: 08 May 2018, 18:13:40 »

If you remember when we tried to get the fan off your diesel elite, I live fairly close to a MM outlet :)
I remember only too well.  We'd simply change the pump, and all would be well with the car ;D

Still, I learnt a lot about the TD...
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« Reply #9 on: 08 May 2018, 19:02:17 »

If you remember when we tried to get the fan off your diesel elite, I live fairly close to a MM outlet :)
I remember only too well.  We'd simply change the pump, and all would be well with the car ;D

Still, I learnt a lot about the TD...

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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #10 on: 08 May 2018, 19:47:07 »

If God had intended us to suck the oil out of the sump he wouldn't have invented the sump plug.  :D
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2018, 23:02:59 »

If God had intended us to suck the oil out of the sump he wouldn't have invented the sump plug.  :D

But not all cars have a sump plug  ;) which is why I have a Pela for my Smart  :y
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« Reply #12 on: 09 May 2018, 00:08:09 »

If no-one bought them, they would soon pack that stupid idea in.  :D
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #13 on: 09 May 2018, 07:36:08 »

Well, I've ordered it, lets hope it works :)
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #14 on: 09 May 2018, 09:33:39 »

If no-one bought them, they would soon pack that stupid idea in.  :D

Who wants to crawl under a car when you don't have to?  ::)
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #15 on: 09 May 2018, 17:29:56 »

If no-one bought them, they would soon pack that stupid idea in.  :D

Who wants to crawl under a car when you don't have to?  ::)
As the Shag has a sump plug, as well as the dedicated, built in sucky sucky tube, I'd like to drain properly.

But the fikkin' undertrays are a PITA to get off, due to 50 million screws.
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« Reply #16 on: 09 May 2018, 18:19:41 »

If no-one bought them, they would soon pack that stupid idea in.  :D

Who wants to crawl under a car when you don't have to?  ::)
As the Shag has a sump plug, as well as the dedicated, built in sucky sucky tube, I'd like to drain properly.

But the fikkin' undertrays are a PITA to get off, due to 50 million screws.

Hence the use of a Pela  :y

On one occasion I removed the oil from the Smart using the Pela before I removed the sump pan, there was next to nothing left in there.  ;)
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #17 on: 13 May 2018, 12:23:37 »

Just used it to change the oil on Mrs AA's Astra, brilliant :y
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« Reply #18 on: 13 May 2018, 15:50:26 »

If no-one bought them, they would soon pack that stupid idea in.  :D

Who wants to crawl under a car when you don't have to?  ::)
Particularly useful on boats ;)
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Re: Oil Extractors
« Reply #19 on: 14 May 2018, 17:54:38 »

AA - as I had my pump out yesterday, I took the opportunity to compare to the MM one, and it is absolutely identical :y.  Obviously, the Lidl one was a 1/3rd of the price, but who knows when they will next have them.

I found the key is to have the engine oil really hot - ie, straight after a drive, else it can take 15-20mins to suck it out.
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« Reply #20 on: 14 May 2018, 18:14:19 »

AA - as I had my pump out yesterday, I took the opportunity to compare to the MM one, and it is absolutely identical :y.  Obviously, the Lidl one was a 1/3rd of the price, but who knows when they will next have them.

I found the key is to have the engine oil really hot - ie, straight after a drive, else it can take 15-20mins to suck it out.

I did take it for a drive first, took about 5 minutes to pump 4.5 ltrs out.

I've been paying the local garage 25 a shot to change the oil (I provide the oil and filter) so it's nearly paid for itself.

I can't crawl under cars anymore :(

I missed the Lidl one, unfortunately :(
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