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Old 03-16-2018, 11:18 PM   #1
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Oil transfer pump

Can anyone recommend a good manual pump for transferring new oil from a 2.5 or 5 gallon container to an engine?
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I have this one and it works great. Both for pumping out used oil from the oil pan via the dipstick tube and for transferring new oil into the engine.

http://www.pumpvendor.com/Jabsco_33799-0000.html
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I like those Jabsco pumps as well. They pump well and are easy to disassemble and clean.
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I have one of these. 12v fits thru big hole in 55 gallon drum or 5 gallon bucket. Will pump lube oil or diesel.
$16 on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Car-DC-...rd!97051!US!-1
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I have one of these. 12v fits thru big hole in 55 gallon drum or 5 gallon bucket. Will pump lube oil or diesel.
$16 on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Car-DC-...rd!97051!US!-1
But NOT for gas engine work.
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Another vote for that Jabsco. Handy for a wide variety of tasks beyond oil transfer (for which I used mine for the generator, had an electric Oberdorfer gear pump for the mains and trans)
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I like those Jabsco pumps as well. They pump well and are easy to disassemble and clean.

That has been my experience. I got tired of messing around the lessor pumps and integrated pump and waste oil containers.

I used it all the time on my sailboat. Now, my boat has a Reverso system for the genset and main engine, but I still use the Jabsco pump to drain the oil in my marine gear. Works great.
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The Jabsco looks like the winner. Iíve seen them but itís good to get direct use recommendations.

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Should note that a great upgrade to any engine is a petcock drain and hose at the bottom of the oil pan, which POs had installed on all units. Gets more of the oil out faster than sucking through the dipstick pipe. The larger hose coming out of the genset fit the Jabsco perfectly.
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Should note that a great upgrade to any engine is a petcock drain and hose at the bottom of the oil pan, which POs had installed on all units. Gets more of the oil out faster than sucking through the dipstick pipe. The larger hose coming out of the genset fit the Jabsco perfectly.


I have put those on all my cars to make oil changes easier. Never could get at the bottom of the pan on my sailboat and fortunately my current boat came with a Reverso system.

The petcockís with the hose fitting would be great for a boat.
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Should note that a great upgrade to any engine is a petcock drain and hose at the bottom of the oil pan, which POs had installed on all units. Gets more of the oil out faster than sucking through the dipstick pipe. The larger hose coming out of the genset fit the Jabsco perfectly.
I used to think this too.
I put in different engines several years ago. I had the hose attachment on the plug in the sump and used it for several years thinking I was getting the most possible oil out whenever I did an oil change.
Then I had repairs done to one of my engine and the new sump didn't have a drain plug, so I lost that feature.
I use a vacuum pump that draws the oil up the dipstick tube. I still use the hose from the bottom of the sump on the other engine. I have measured the amount of oil that I can get, both ways.

There is no measurable difference in speed or quantity.
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One word in the ops post that many are missing

MANUAL

We have a simple rotary drum pump permanently mounted on engine
Permanent hose with ball valves to gearbox and engine drains gets it out.

Gravity gets it in, but just bought lempkes pump to make it easier for us next time.
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One word in the ops post that many are missing

MANUAL

We have a simple rotary drum pump permanently mounted on engine
Permanent hose with ball valves to gearbox and engine drains.
I didn't re my comment regarding gas engines. However the OP has a Nordhavn, so not quite sure why a manual set up is required.
On that boat I would be putting in a Reverso.
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Oil transfer pump

The thing with the Reverso is there is no excuse to not change your oil. Start to finish, 15 minutes including prep. Just got to be sure you have a waste oil container. No messes.
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Does the reverso pump in or just suck out?
Could only find a suck video on YouTube.
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Does the reverso pump in or just suck out?
Could only find a suck video on YouTube.


The pump reverses, hence the name. So the pump always pumps, but you can reverse its direction.

So yes, I use mine to both drain the oil from my main and genset, and then pump oil back into the pan on the main.

In practice, I do a combination. My engine takes 13 quarts in the pan and 1 in the filter. I buy a 2.5 gal container and a 1 gallon container of oil. I use the reverso pump to empty the 2.5 gallon container into the engine and then poor an additional 3 quarts in the top of the engine. The final quart gets used in the oil filter.

I find it hard to tell how much is being pumped out of the container, so it is easier to measure by pouring.
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Yeah, if I only had to worry about 13 quarts / 12 litres I'd freepour as well.
We take 40 quarts / 38 litres and it was a pain in the proverbial decanting into small containers for the pour.


While nice, given the cost of a setup like that here I'll be forced to stick with the hand pump out which is easy and get that $15 pump Lepke linked to earlier to put it in.
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I didn't re my comment regarding gas engines. However the OP has a Nordhavn, so not quite sure why a manual set up is required.

On that boat I would be putting in a Reverso.


I do have a Reverso system hooked up to my main and generator but not my wing engine. It doesnít need too many oil changes - I just wanted an easier way to get new oil out of a large container for that.

That being said, Iíve heard others say they donít use their Reversoís to put new oil back in, just because youíre pushing back some used oil into the engine (albeit, not very much).

Do yíall use your Reversoís for new oil too?
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I do. The PO didnít. Itís just cleaner. Itís pretty much just blowing air at the end of the draining.
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