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Oil Changes That Suck - Fluid Evacuators

 

Many European cars, jet skis and boats are designed to have their oil changed with a fluid evacuator, also called an extractor. When using a fluid evacuator, engine oil is drawn through the dipstick tube into the fluid extractor's container. Keep in mind that the larger the dipstick tube is, the faster the oil can be removed from the engine. That's why European cars which typically have large dipstick tubes, are usually the best candidates for this type of oil change. Boats and jet skis with 4 cycle engines have oil pans close to the bottom of the hull, which typically is too close for a drain pan to be placed under the engine for catching used oil. With this in mind you can imagine that doing an oil change in a boat can be a messy proposition. Some jet skis don't even have a drain plug, so the only way to change the oil in them is with a fluid extractor.

Fluid evacuators work by having vacuum created in the reservoir. Vacuum is either created with an air compressor or with a hand pump that is built into the extractor. Once vacuum is created in the reservoir, the extraction tube (like a big straw) from the unit is placed down the engine's dipstick tube. A valve on the evacuator is then opened and the oil is drawn or sucked into the reservoir. The extracted oil can then be measured and poured into a container for recycling. There is no need to access the bottom of the engine to remove a drain plug, which on European cars may require the removal of a splash shield for access. Most European cars like Mercedes and BMW have a canister type oil filter located on the top of the engine for easy access.

Changing your own oil can obviously save money, you didn't need me to tell you that. Even auto technicians that have full access to vehicle lifts are finding that oil changes can be done much faster with a fluid evacuator. Also auto technicians use extractors for more than just oil changes, they work great for removing coolant and bleeding brakes as well. Many car and boat owners are discovering that these units pay for themselves quickly and are easy to use. Women that may not normally do their own maintenance, find this method of changing oil is appealing because they don't have to work underneath the car.

Possibilities are seemingly endless when it comes to the many uses of a fluid evacuator; we even have one customer that maintains fish aquariums in a Las Vegas hotel with a MIT7201 Elgae. He has a different one to change the oil in his car!      

  Hi I'm Dennis Bandy, thanks for reading. I've been an ASE Master Auto Technician for over 20 years and have also sold professional auto tools since 2005. I am in a unique position to help readers with automotive repair related topics since I've had personal hands on experience with many auto repairs and automotive specialty tools. This is not a hobby for me, this is my business. Your feedback is really appreciated, if you thought this article was helpful or informative, please rate it below (thank you in advance).

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Many European cars, jet skis and boats are designed to have their oil changed with a fluid evacuator, also called an extractor. When using a fluid evacuator, engine oil is drawn through the dipstick tube into the fluid extractor's container. Keep in mind that the larger the dipstick tube is, the faster the oil can be removed from the engine. That's why European cars which typically have large dipstick tubes, are usually the best candidates for this type of oil change. Boats and jet skis with 4 cycle engines have oil pans close to the bottom of the hull, which typically is too close for a drain pan to be placed under the engine for catching used oil. With this in mind you can imagine that doing an oil change in a boat can be a messy proposition. Some jet skis don't even have a drain plug, so the only way to change the oil in them is with a fluid extractor.

Fluid evacuators work by having vacuum created in the reservoir. Vacuum is either created with an air compressor or with a hand pump that is built into the extractor. Once vacuum is created in the reservoir, the extraction tube (like a big straw) from the unit is placed down the engine's dipstick tube. A valve on the evacuator is then opened and the oil is drawn or sucked into the reservoir. The extracted oil can then be measured and poured into a container for recycling. There is no need to access the bottom of the engine to remove a drain plug, which on European cars may require the removal of a splash shield for access. Most European cars like Mercedes and BMW have a canister type oil filter located on the top of the engine for easy access.

Changing your own oil can obviously save money, you didn't need me to tell you that. Even auto technicians that have full access to vehicle lifts are finding that oil changes can be done much faster with a fluid evacuator. Also auto technicians use extractors for more than just oil changes, they work great for removing coolant and bleeding brakes as well. Many car and boat owners are discovering that these units pay for themselves quickly and are easy to use. Women that may not normally do their own maintenance, find this method of changing oil is appealing because they don't have to work underneath the car.

Possibilities are seemingly endless when it comes to the many uses of a fluid evacuator; we even have one customer that maintains fish aquariums in a Las Vegas hotel with a MIT7201 Elgae. He has a different one to change the oil in his car!      

  Hi I'm Dennis Bandy, thanks for reading. I've been an ASE Master Auto Technician for over 20 years and have also sold professional auto tools since 2005. I am in a unique position to help readers with automotive repair related topics since I've had personal hands on experience with many auto repairs and automotive specialty tools. This is not a hobby for me, this is my business. Your feedback is really appreciated, if you thought this article was helpful or informative, please rate it below (thank you in advance).



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