With serveral cars sometimes I don't feel like getting under at the drain plug.
Extract the oil from the dipstick
It worked fairly well. You bring the engine up to near operating temperature so the oil flows well and shove the tubing down the dip stick and the pump draws a vacuum. I put the tube down until it hit the bottom of the pan. After draining I pushed the tube in a little further and pulled a little more oil out. Repeated a few times. In all the engine had 6 quarts. After catching the oil from the filter removal and oil in the filter I evacuated approximate 5.8 quarts of oil. Flip the switch and pump the handle and it pushes the oil back out.
Back in the 90's there were a few car washes here around Pittsburgh that had those .... they're all gone. Personally I would not do it, anything laying in the pan most likely would not be expelled. Many drain plugs have magnets on them, there would be no way to inspect it.
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Cool idea, but there is nothing like flow and gravity to pull out trace deposits, shavings, dirt, etc. you'd miss most of that stuff pumping it out. i'd like to see what the pan looks like after about 20 oil changes.
on a side note, did you actually save any time on the oil change?
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Last edited by nitronate33; 01-16-2013 at 10:13 AM.
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