View Full Version : Oil/Liquid Extractor

01-06-2004, 03:16 PM
Griot's Garage sells a Oil/Liquid Extractor for oil changes. Has anyone used one? What is the downside of changing your oil this way?

01-06-2004, 06:55 PM
I have seen that, and I am more than a little bit tempted. I don't believe that there is a downside per se, just have to be careful to place the probe properly.

Jim Weatherford
01-06-2004, 09:15 PM
I want to hear more about this... it it a probe you place in the dip stick tube and a pump that sucks the pan dry? If it works it shure would make it easier.

01-06-2004, 09:51 PM
they use them at some oil change places, but I always worried about sludge left in the bottom of the oil pan

01-06-2004, 10:44 PM
Well wouldn't the sludge still be there if draining the oil in the conventional way? I have heard that these devices remove more oil than could be drained conventionally.

01-07-2004, 04:25 AM
I bought mine from Globalriders.com. I have loved it. It works great, no muss, no fuss. My only complaint is a very minor one. I got the smaller version, and have to pump it about 3 times to suck the 4.5 qt out of the Escort. Just to test, I opened the drainplug when I was done, and didn't get a drop. Klutz that I am I only made a mess when I took off the filter. Oh well.

BTW, I have no affliation with GR.com, but they did give me the same pump for less than the then advertised Griot's price. Just a suggestion.

01-09-2004, 05:13 PM
Thanks for everyone's input, looks like a new tool for my garage.

01-10-2004, 09:43 AM
I have to use a oil pump to change the oil on my boat inboard v-6. Most marine places sell them. A word of caution; don't bother with a "cheap" drill type they don't work worth a darn. I have a hand pump, costs about $30, it's a brass tube & works well.

p.s. make sure the oil is nice & warm when you do it it will make things much easier.

heres a link to Grainger, although you need a commercial account.