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Old 08-27-2013, 05:08 AM   #21
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For smaller quantities of oil the hand pumped suction system works well.

Not great for 8 gallons , but the hot oil lifts quite easily , and for some its no burden to empty it once or twice..

Will do the lawn equipment at home with no mess too.

And the long probe is great for lifting water out of a diesel fuel box ,

IF you can put a list on the boat to get the water to one side.

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:24 AM   #22
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I'm all about easy. The boat yard I use has hydraulic hose fittings that have the same thread as the plug on my "C" Cummins oil pan. So I have hydraulic hose from the pan, through a ball valve, and into a Jabsco oil pump. Off the pump is 4' of flexible hose with fittings so it hangs nicely in a 5 gallon bucket with lid. Engine holds 5 gallons of oil that gets changed 6+ times in 4 months during my charter season. I like it when I have to change the oil every other week (running every day, making lots of money )!


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Old 08-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #23
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I like the hand powered vacuum extractors. 5 pumps or so and out comes all the warm oil. I forget the name, but have the tall model which has a pretty much drip-less pour spout. 4Qts then empty. 5 pumps and 4 qts more. It just happens that is the right amount to pour into the empty containers from the last oil change.

Works great to get all but drops out of the drip pan and the racor bodies too.

No power needed, so it comes in real handy for any use once the boat is winterized to get even the smallest remaining puddles out of the bilge too.

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