Vaccum Oil Extractor

I got the OEM tools 5.3 L extractor, and it works great. I like that the pump mechanism is metal and comes with multiple hoses for a variety of openings. I also got the brake bleeding hose so It I can do my brakes, trans, and normal oil changes. I've had mine for about 2 years and its still working great.
 
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Originally Posted by double vanos
Well, I use a Griots garage one but now there many on the market that just as well as my GG. Here's one at harbor freight: https://www.harborfreight.com/23-gal-manual-fluid-extractor-62643.html?_br_psugg_q=oil+sucker
Wow that one looks pretty good but its on the upper end of the price range. Its worked well for you over an extended time period? I was looking at the Mitey Vac one as well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...;linkId=eac6239eb9ebcbc1c1085f0de8b35d7f
 
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most extractors DON'T fully drain your pan!!! i conventionally drain it HOT + jack accordingly to get the drain at the lowest point.
 
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I used to use the Topsider for my 335d. Disadvantage is that you can't see how much has been pulled, the container itself won't crack/collapse and you can store it on a shelf. link
 
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Originally Posted by benjy
most extractors DON'T fully drain your pan!!! i conventionally drain it HOT + jack accordingly to get the drain at the lowest point.
Nonsense. It depends on whether or not the dipstick tube is placed over the deepest section of the oil pan.
 
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Originally Posted by benjy
most extractors DON'T fully drain your pan!!! i conventionally drain it HOT + jack accordingly to get the drain at the lowest point.
I dunno, mercedes says to use one despite having a sump drain
 
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Originally Posted by benjy
most extractors DON'T fully drain your pan!!! i conventionally drain it HOT + jack accordingly to get the drain at the lowest point.
Simply not true, you should go over to the TDI club web site (I am a member there too). various members have measured the oil removed by both methods and tdi engines give up more oil with an extractor this is because almost half a liter oil sits up in the oil filter housing and can only be removed by an extractor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN93fWHL6zU
 
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Originally Posted by ad244
I want to jump on the vaccum oil extractor bandwagon but I dont know where to start really. I suppose i should just pull the trigger on a cheapo from Amazon.
Only do this if you plan on throwing your time and money away. I purchased the one below from Marine West several years ago. Been working great for everything from PS fluid, ATF, and engine oil. Don't let capacity be a limiting factor. On vehicles with a larger sump, merely disconnect before it gets full and empty it before completing the drain process. That's what I do on the Lexus as my sump is over 6 liters, but the pump only holds 5.5ish or so.
 

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Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus Don't get one of the cheap Brand X knockoffs.
 

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Originally Posted by ad244
Is this the one you guys are talking about??
Yes that is the one I have and 7-1/2 years later still using it.
 
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I have a similar one and I can get about every drop out of my Hyundai and Nissan engines. On my for Ecoboost it leaves over a quart behind. Can't get the tube down in the pan all the way.
 
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It depends on the engine.. subaru goes in at a weird angle and are terrible, most GM 4cyl work great with it. YMMV my pentastar 3.2- it left max 8 oz or so.. if 8oz of old oil is that horrible.. you should change it earlier.
 
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