Servicing your car by changing the engine oil can be one of the simplest things you can do yourself. Using a Dipstick Oil Change Pump will make it even simpler. Engine oil needs regular replacement, with the recommenced oil for you vehicle and environment. Have a look in you user manual for your car for the recommended oil.
With the Mityvac 7400 7.3 Litre Fluid Evacuate, dirty oil changes are a thing of the past. It’s the best oil extraction machine for home.
How does the dipstick oil change pump work?
The Mityvac pump works by first inserting the small hose into the dipstick hole. A vacuum is created by using the hand pump which draws fluid up the hose and into the storage container.
- It is fast, clean and easy. Make sure your oil is warm so it flows better. It should only take a few minutes to empty a standard size engine.
- All of the oil is pulled in to a container. All you need to do is drain it into a dumping container.
- It keeps you standing up and not bunt over working under your car. No need to raise the car to get to the drain plug.
- You have to manually pump the oil unless you get a 12v automatic oil pump.
- A small amount of oil may be left in the oil pan.
Synthetic or Mineral Oil?
Well it all comes down to performance and cost. Synthetic is the better oil but is also more expensive. Although if you wait till it comes on sale you can pick up some good bargains.
You will need a few things to start your job.
- Drip tray if you don’t have a vacuum pump
- Dipstick oil change pump either manual or auto.
- Around 4 litres of oil depending on vehicle type
- Oil filter wrench and New oil filter
- Some rags
- oil extraction tube
- Plenty of elbow grease
The most Quick and Easy way of changing your oil is using a Pela dipstick oil change pump which is what we will talk about today.
Oil Extractor for Sea-Doo Jet ski:
This is now a 15 minute oil change procedure for me.
There are many types of oil pumps on the market. The 12v auto fluid pump from Amazon is fine with features like:
- 12 Volt / 5 Amp DC Motor
- Oil Transfer Flow Rate: 3 Litres Per Minute
- Diesel Transfer Flow Rate: 4 Litres Per Minute
as well as various Manual types. The one I recommend to people is the manual oil extractor. My dipstick oil pump is made by Pela and sold in most boating supply stores. Its supplied with various size pipes to pump oil through the dip stick. I first got my pump when getting my Sea-doo serviced at the dealer and saw one in their shop. Because jet skies don’t have access to an oil drain plug, the oil Is changed out via the dip stick tube.
Fluid extractor oil change procedure for cars
The concept for the engine oil extractor vacuum pump is the same for cars. First warm up the engine for a few minutes to get the oil warm, as it flows better than, remove dip stick probe and set aside.
- Open the engine oil fill cap and insert the hose from the dipstick oil change pump into the hole until you feel the bottom.
- Start pumping on the pump to remove oil. Once all oil is removed you can remove the oil filter using the oil filter wrench and replace with a new one. I have wrapped my oil filter wrench with some rubber around the band to get a better grip on the filter.
- Start filling new oil back into the engine as much as you have taken out. The Oil extractor has markings on the side to tell you how much you extracted.
- Use dipstick to check oil level and top up or take out some if over full. You should be within the 2 marks on the dipstick.
- Replace cap and dipstick. You are now good to go.
- You just saved yourself a few Hundred Dollars. The oil suction pump is a must for any home DIY mechanic.
Procedure for Sea-doo 4-tec PWC oil change and filter replacement is found here
Oil extractor pump Australia
Where can I buy a dipstick oil change pump in Australia?
Well these Fluid extractor pumps are sold under many brands and names like Brand: Orcon, Pela, Marlin. The Fluid extractor pumps are all quality 6.5L oil extractors that create a suction vacuum to extract or change engine oils and lubricants through the dipstick tube.
Oil Vacuum pumps are sold in most boat places like Whitworths, Cassell Marine, Haigh, and eBay
They all come complete with all necessary hoses, small enough to fit through the dip stick tube to gain access to the oil pan. The Units comes with a pressure relief valve.. Ideal for motor vehicles, motor bikes, boat engines, as well as non lubricants such as water from fish tanks, toilets and ponds. For both D.I.Y. & Pros
Capacity: 6.5 liters to 7 liters.
Review of the Mityvac 7400 7.3 Liter Fluid Evacuator
- The Mityvac Evacuates most kinds of fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluids, gear oil, water, coolant, and brake fluid
- Large 1.9 gallon reservoir (7.3 liters) manual hand-operated pump for the large jobs.
- Includes 5 feet of extension flex hose and a few dipstick hoses of different sizes.
- Features polyethylene construction and will not rust or corrode and drop proof for durability
- Quick-drain pour spout into waste container.
- Only takes a few pumps to get a vacuum to start pumping out.
- No mess, If you hate getting oily and dirty the no spill vacuum pump is for you
- Best engine oil extractor vacuum pump I have ever owned hands down. Get it now, you wont be disappointed.
Where to dump your engine oil
Each town or city should have a place that will enable you to dump your oil for free, or for a small price. Theses places are called household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities. You could even try taking it to a service garage. They may take it off your hands for free or a few dollars.
Keep your used oil containers as storage for next time you do an oil change.
This oil can be recycled or sent to a place to be burnt for fuel. Many cement plants use oil to burn in their kiln and calciners to substitute for coal or gas fuel.
What ever you do don’t poor engine oil down your household or storm water drains. It can kill wildlife and or cause issues for the water treatment plants.
Check all the great reviews on Amazon of the Mityvac 7400 hand pump.