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#4693598 - 03/13/18 03:50 PM coolant vaccum refillers worth the money?
WhyMe Offline


Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 512
Loc: Washington for now
i don't change coolant too often , but i like to buy a tool that helps effiecency when i do . thinking of getting one of these vacuum fillers for coolant. the vids look pretty cool.



Anyone have one ? worth the money?

https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-27066-Co...customerReviews


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#4693601 - 03/13/18 03:53 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1407
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
I purchased one from ECS tuning a few months ago for a steal of a deal. I've used them professionally in a shop in the past and now I own my own. I really like them and it made filling the coolant in my 4Runner which is a pain to fill because the heater core is above the radiator a 5 minute job compared to a 45 minute job with a spill free funnel.
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#4693602 - 03/13/18 03:53 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
It really depends on the car.

It makes a coolant drain + refill on something like my Porsche an easy affair. (It's a 6-gallon system)
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#4693613 - 03/13/18 04:05 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Yes, they are. I use one all the time at work. UPS has one in the shop for us to use, but I cant borrow it for using at home.
I bought my own for personal use and plan on changing the coolant in my VW. I obtained mine from ECS Tuning on sale thanks
to a thread started by Trav.
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#4693627 - 03/13/18 04:15 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
WhyMe Offline


Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 512
Loc: Washington for now
cool. so most of the vids they seem to have drained the whole system. so when its used in the vacuum mode does it suck out any remaining coolant and send it out the hose?

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#4693641 - 03/13/18 04:36 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
I wouldn't be without one, it is one of the most useful tools I own and almost mandatory for German and some other cars.
Check the one from ECS tuning, they have them on sale a couple of times a year for a great price. It comes with adapters making it a universal tool, it is good quality.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-par...AiABEgL3OPD_BwE
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#4693818 - 03/13/18 07:09 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
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Loc: Maryland, USA
+1 on the one from ECS tuning. Used it half a dozen times and many friends have borrowed it as well. Love that thing.
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#4693865 - 03/13/18 07:51 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
I think it really depends on the car, and how much use you expect to get out of it..

If its once every 5 years I'd pass. If you work on a mini fleet of hard to bleed/PITA cars ... maybe its for you.

If you work on cars for a living.. yes a no-brainer.
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#4693887 - 03/13/18 08:02 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
WhyMe Offline


Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 512
Loc: Washington for now
so can these be used to remove the coolant trapped in the block and heater core and then do a full refill with all new fluid?

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#4694106 - 03/13/18 11:15 PM Re: coolant vaccum refillers worth the money? [Re: WhyMe]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18842
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
No. If you were to vac it down then release the vacuum it may pull a bit more into the radiator so it can be drained.
Vacuum filling allows you to fill the system without air pockets which is a huge deal on many cars.
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