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Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil #5365405 03/02/20 03:45 PM
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Has anyone used a garden sprayer pump to fill up oil I stead of filling the engine with a funnel?

All my cars don't allow the spout of the funnel to rest safely on the oil filler opening so I have to hold the funnel with one hand and the 5 liter jug with the other. The problem can be solved by pumping the oil and a garden sprayer is the cheapest route I can come up with. 0w-40 oil should have low enough viscosity to be pumped ok.

Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365410 03/02/20 03:51 PM
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I would pay one of your kids $1.00 to hold the funnel.

I avoid anything that could introduce dirt.

Now a dedicated MityVac would be another story.

Look at other funnels. Make one from a QT oil container.


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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365416 03/02/20 04:00 PM
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How long does this take? Sounds like you would need to set aside an entire weekend to change your vehicle's oil.


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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365420 03/02/20 04:04 PM
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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365421 03/02/20 04:06 PM
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What about getting something with adapters like,

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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365433 03/02/20 04:17 PM
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Those adapters are cool. But I'm way too cheap for that. My 2016 Mercedes V6 had a sensor just inside the filler opening (go figure that engineering feat out) so I made a funnel to do the job.

I used a 2 liter Coke bottle, cut a notch out of the spout that would go beside the sensor, and BAM! Perfect fit, now the sensor makes it non slip, and the large opening makes it drip free.

Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365435 03/02/20 04:18 PM
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Buy quarts and use a small funnel.

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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365456 03/02/20 04:31 PM
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Hold the $1.98 funnel with one hand and the 5 quart Jug with they other. Life is tough its even tougher on BITOG!


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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365485 03/02/20 05:12 PM
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If you can't solve it with a different funnel, just pour the oil into a smaller container. I don't know why anyone would even consider a garden sprayer unless they had a hour or 2 to spare, and never be able to use the sprayer for anything else. Might as well fill it with an oilcan.


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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365486 03/02/20 05:12 PM
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I just cut the spout of a funnel off about 2-3" from the base of the funnel so it rests nicely in the opening.
Option 2 is I have some empty quart bottles laying around, I cut one in half and use that as a funnel.

Using a garden sprayer to fill the oil seems way more complicated and time consuming than it needs to be.

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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365501 03/02/20 05:26 PM
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It's a 100% foolish idea.

It's so foolish that I'm surprised nobody has cried "troll".

"Troll" is when people say or ask stupid things just to see the reaction, right?

Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Kira] #5365533 03/02/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Kira
It's a 100% foolish idea.

It's so foolish that I'm surprised nobody has cried "troll".

"Troll" is when people say or ask stupid things just to see the reaction, right?



Like you just posted?

Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365548 03/02/20 06:18 PM
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No, don't use a weed sprayer for oil and don't use an oil funnel to spray weeds. Cheers2


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Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365549 03/02/20 06:18 PM
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Talk about overkill

Re: Use a garden sprayer pump to fill oil [Re: Alfred_B] #5365554 03/02/20 06:22 PM
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Not sure why everyone is hating on this idea, this method works great for differential and transmission fill ports that are impossible to fill with a normal funnel.


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