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Vaccum Oil Extractor #5243254 10/18/19 10:50 AM
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Hey BITOGERS!
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. I need at least 7qt capacity for the large sump Mercedes in my life.

Any opinions on this one? : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...;linkId=8c1a60ab9710d33e1892b70b2e073df1

If there is another one I should be looking at under $100 please let me know

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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


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Re: Vaccum Oil Extractor [Re: ad244] #5243268 10/18/19 10:59 AM
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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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Re: Vaccum Oil Extractor [Re: double vanos] #5243269 10/18/19 10:59 AM
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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

Re: Vaccum Oil Extractor [Re: ad244] #5243274 10/18/19 11:02 AM
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An idea or two if you already have a large shopvac:

The initial idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJK92UFEIu4

The initial idea modified for a larger catch container:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk46vCOGTFI


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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.
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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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Re: Vaccum Oil Extractor [Re: benjy] #5243450 10/18/19 01:52 PM
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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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Mity-Vac or you will replace the cheaper brands in a year or two.

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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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Originally Posted by atikovi
Mity-Vac or you will replace the cheaper brands in a year or two.


Exactly !

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I have A Mityvac 7300. Uses shop air for the pump and has an 8.8 liter capacity.


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