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modular
11-07-2013, 05:45 AM
Seriously thinking about picking one up for the convenience factor. I have never used one, known anyone to use/own one. I have no idea what to even look for in one.

Please advise and thank you.

DesmosDromos
11-07-2013, 07:32 AM
I just bought a Mityvac 7201, but haven't received it yet. I went with it since it can extract and also pump from its reservoir into another container. That makes it easier than pouring with funnels to get the used oil into something for recycling. It also has an optional brake bleed attachment.

modular
11-07-2013, 07:37 AM
Seems the LiquiVac is well recommended on the BITOG forums. Not a bad price either.

http://www.amazon.com/America-2000-LiquiVac-Changing-System/dp/B0002AJR8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383823999&sr=8-1&keywords=LiquiVac

banzaitoyota
11-07-2013, 08:41 AM
I imploded my mityvac

trevc
11-07-2013, 09:13 AM
I looked for one that could be used to bleed brakes as well as I wanted to change my brake fluid.
I went with the Mytivac 7201 and the 7205 brake bleeding add on kit.
Got them at the local Northern Tool.
So far they have worked as advertised for me. I also have a 97 Jaguar XJ6 that takes 6 liters of oil and it has the capacity to drain that easily.

Tweak
11-07-2013, 09:14 AM
The MightyVac usually gets high reviews but the imploding doesn't sound that good. :(


I have seen the 7201 but the one I have been looking at is the 7400. I think the only difference might be size, both are larger than needed so seems the smaller might be ideal.

msjulie33
11-07-2013, 10:06 AM
This is the one I have

http://www.amazon.com/America-5060-Topsider-Multi-Purpose-Removing/dp/B001445IZ8/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1383833055&sr=1-4&keywords=oil+extractor

The weak point may be the human securing the can on the ground while operating the pump - but seriously so far so good, every 5 k for the family VW TDI - top oil filter, extract oil from dipstick and no oily mess! :)

musicsurf
11-07-2013, 10:07 AM
I got the liquivac model 2000 from Northern. $55 and it works like a charm. It also hold two oil changes worth of oil.

MAZ
11-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Motive Power Bleeder.

I love Motive products

modular
11-07-2013, 10:15 AM
I got the liquivac model 2000 from Northern. $55 and it works like a charm. It also hold two oil changes worth of oil.

That's the unit I have been reading about and linked to above. Less than $45 with free Prime Amazon shipping.

FTY
11-07-2013, 10:34 AM
Motive Power Bleeder.

I love Motive products

This is the one I have..works great!! Make sure the engine oil is warm.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SXPRqb6rL.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Motive-Products-1708-Vehicle-Extractor/dp/B000AAJSOE

lagallinavecchia
11-07-2013, 11:35 AM
This is the one I have..works great!! Make sure the engine oil is warm.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SXPRqb6rL.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Motive-Products-1708-Vehicle-Extractor/dp/B000AAJSOE

+1 I have this one as well.

markinmad
11-08-2013, 01:34 PM
I bought the Hydro-turf one, but haven't used it yet. I've used my father's LiquiVac and while it was adaquate, I wasn't impressed with the thin walled, soft tubing that collapsed easily when under vacuum and in contact with hot oil. The Hydro-Turf uses a piece of what looks like bicycle brake cable housing for the part that goes down the dipstick tube and thick walled clear tubing from that to the reservoir.

lammie200
11-08-2013, 01:53 PM
I use a PELA. I believe that there are several brands that market the same extractor. I think that it may be the same as the Hydro-turf model. It does have bicycle brake housing as described above. It works well, isn't uber expensive, and is convenient. The tube is long enough to sit the tank on the floor, and tank is easy to stow for taking it to a place to dispose the oil properly.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PELA-6000-Oil-Extractor-1-57-Gal-6-liters-NEW-NEW-/121207911492?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item1c388df444&vxp=mtr

Sammy
01-04-2015, 03:32 PM
I really like the PAV Topsider. Here's a video about it: https://mercedessource.com/problems/engine/draining-oil-out-your-engine $49.95 + shipping,Made in TN.