Mityvac Fluid Evacuator - 2.3 Gal. Reservoir
very good, not perfect.
This works great for pulling the oil out of my Volkswagen TDI through the dipstick hole. It makes it not just possible, but easy, to change the oil without getting under the car *at all* (The TDI's oil filter is on the top of the engine)
However, when using it to *dispense* oil (or, in my case, pump the dirty oil into the disposal jugs) the seal around the top leaks a bit, so I can't just pump it up and walk away, I have to baby-sit it and pump periodically. I have not yet contacted the manufacturer about this yet.
October 15, 2012
Mityvac Fluid Evacuator
I researched many different kinds of oil evacuators, pros and cos of changing oil this way, read reviews, and talked to a co worker who uses one on his boat. I finally decided to try it on my 2006 Scion XA and this works pretty good. Very easy to use, translucent tank is handy to see how much oil is being extracted, instructions were clear and easy to follow. Make sure the oil fill cap is off so the oil will drain or a vacuum is created (duh). Also, make sure the tube is at the bottom of the oil pan. As the oil is emptied the end of the tube will start sucking air. Just push it in more or pull it out a little at a time and either air or oil will be sucked out. as the end of the tube is positioned at the bottom of the pan. For me it is easier, simpler and cleaner so I won't put off changing my oil. To me this out weighed the possible small amounts of old oil that may or may not be left in the pan.
October 10, 2011
I have had this for four months now, used it on my compact tractor and mowers. It is solidly built, and ready to use out of the box. It works best with warm oil, it is best to run your engines just before changing oil anyway. You can see what you pull out and it makes handling the waste easy. It really made the process eaiser and will likely not put off oil changes again.
June 13, 2011
Great product !
purchased over 5 years ago still works great! I run veggie oil in My truck and use it to transfer oil here and there while filtering it .
March 21, 2011
Easy and clean
This Extractor is a wonderful addition to my shop. It is easy to use and fairly easy to clean. It works best at removing fluids from machines that are not easy to access. I have used it on transmissions, a/c compressors, brake systems, cooling systems and engines as well. I like the extended reach that the hoses give since I work on motorcoaches and tractors which do not offer easy access.
I have recommended it to several friends and am glad that I own it.
November 23, 2010
Mityvac Fluid Extractor
I do work on Outdoor Power Equipment as a side line and many of todays small engines do not have oil drain plugs. This product certainly makes the oil change job much easier and alot less messy. I have had it for over a year now and would certainly recommend it to anyone.
November 18, 2008
great shop item
THIS IS VERY NICE, HAD PUMP, TAKE ANYWHERE. I PURCHASED THIS ONE SO I DON'T HAVE TO DRAG A AIR LINE WITH ME. WORKS WELL IN SHOP/ OR IN FIELD. NEED 2 ONE FOR DIRTY AND ONE TO FILL WITH NEW.
November 17, 2008
easy oil change
The mityvac is especially useful for oil changes in BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with canister filters which can be accessed from above the engine. Just put the hose down the dipstick tube and while the engine oil is being removed, change the filter. The 8.8 liter capacity is enough even for the european engines which ordinarily have 8 quart capacities. Also, no worries about stripping the drain plug threads. The dealerships use the vacuum method so it's good enough for me.
October 29, 2007