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Oil extractors? #5403405 04/14/20 09:28 PM
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Do any of yall use oil extractors? I want to invest in one for less mess and use not just for motoroil, but maybe using it to bleed brakes or change transmission fluid. What brands do yall recommend?

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MityVac 7201 is the model. (I think).

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Re: Oil extractors? [Re: mpack88] #5403425 04/14/20 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mpack88
Do any of yall use oil extractors? I want to invest in one for less mess and use not just for motoroil, but maybe using it to bleed brakes or change transmission fluid. What brands do yall recommend?

I have and love the one from OEM Tools just wish I had bought the bigger one. It makes things so much easier without the mess.


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Re: Oil extractors? [Re: mpack88] #5403431 04/14/20 09:57 PM
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I have a Mityvac MV7300 & like it, But it's pneumatic. I installed a 1/4" ball valve so I can shut the air off to the orifice without unhooking the air hose. I use it solely for trans pan evacuation as it's a little big/cumbersome for brake/clutch bleeding. I use the MV6835 for that.


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Re: Oil extractors? [Re: mpack88] #5403456 04/14/20 10:36 PM
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I use it every chance I can. Even if you don’t use it for a car, they’re wonderful for lawnmowers, snowblowers, etc.


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Re: Oil extractors? [Re: mpack88] #5403461 04/14/20 10:44 PM
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I have the mityvac 7201. Only had it for a few months. I don’t use it for engine motor oil of all things. I’ve used it on non serviceable transmissions with a fill plug only (ford) and for rear differential filling. Works well. Can’t comment on long term durability.

Cleaning is kind of hard though, I’ve been running 99% alcohol through it to clean it out.


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Re: Oil extractors? [Re: mpack88] #5403506 04/15/20 12:27 AM
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I don't remember the brand of my extractor, but I use it often and highly recommend getting one. I don't think it would work so well for bleeding brakes, but It's great for all kinds of stuff from small gas engines, automatic transmissions, differentials, power steering, inboard boat drive units and the like.

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I should get an extractor myself. I always try my best to be as clean as possible but I still make a mess when I pour the used oil into a jug. If I get an oil extractor, I won't have to get under the cars to drain the oil since the Audi A3 and the MB CLA250 has their oil filter on top. As much as I love to work on cars, I hate when I get dirty. I'm the clean type of mechanic. I hate the feeling when my hands have chemicals like oils or when I detail a car. I always wear gloves.


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Re: Oil extractors? [Re: mpack88] #5403577 04/15/20 05:07 AM
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I have had Pela 650 for several years and it works great.

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I have a Topsider, but haven't used it for years.


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Seems like a reasonable way to keep changing your own oil, especially for those who physically are having a difficult time getting under the vehicle, also useful when skipping a filter change or have a filter that can be reached from above. Heard a lot of Mercedes Benz shops routinely use them. I use an extractor to side-slip some transmission fluid once per year.

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Mityvac 7201 here, one of my better investments.

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There are many, but MityVac seems to be the one people love most.
Make sure your car/pan is set up for this type of extraction, not all pans are suited for this

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I've been using one from Harbor Freight...does ok I guess but i'm sure there are better out there

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Originally Posted by ajchien

Cleaning is kind of hard though, I’ve been running 99% alcohol through it to clean it out.


I bought a cheap (~$15 I think) garden sprayer for filling, so I don't need to clean.
I retrofitted a short piece of 3/8" hose on it, to which the Mityvac tubing attaches.

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