LiquiVac Topsider Oil Changer
Very Good product, does the task very well. Fast shipping and decent price. Can't beat it.
August 15, 2014
Makes life a whole lot easier
This unit is definitely best used AFTER reading the instructions with included precautions.
NEVER exceed 40 pumps as it took this dummy 1 other unit to figure that out. I sometimes have a problem thinking that more is better. Not so.
July 20, 2014
Never worked. Pump created no vacuum or suction & should have returned to store but never did. Do not waste money on this item. Now used for gas can - only thing it's good for.
July 15, 2014
It works great
He loves it.It Did the job.He had no trouble at all using it.
July 6, 2014
Great for Transmission Fluid changes
I bought this to do transmission fluid changes on my 2007 Chev Impala. The dealer wanted $200+ dollars to do a partial fluid change. A full fluid change was not recommended due to the high mileage of the car. This device made it effortless and clean. Just insert the tube down the trans fill tube, and it easily sucked out 8 quarts in a matter of minutes. I would have otherwise had to jack the car up, drop the tranny pan, to do a partial change. It paid for itself with the first use. Also made in USA was a bonus.
June 27, 2014
Great concept but the design of the threads on the can causes the pump handle to break the seal releasing the vacuum. I purchase this model thinking the metal can would hold up longer. I have used it three times now and each time the cam lost its vacuum resulting in the job taking longer then just pulling the drain plug. Works great until the handle gets bumped and the seal is lost.
February 4, 2014
good idea, poor execution
I purchased this "liquivac" as an upgrade to their smaller, plastic models. It was not an upgrade. It is made from a cheap fuel can. The pump does not stay in. Maybe it's because we need to use it several times a day. Maybe it's because you have to handle it with kid gloves. I just hate it. Bought one at HF that runs on air & works great.
August 12, 2013
Good concept - poor execution
I have been using mine since 2002 for my Volkswagen diesels and Mercedes-Benz. The threaded connector between the pump and can is too short and tends to pop off when pumping. Because its too short it won't hold vacuum long enough to evacuate a full oilpan of oil; requires constanct re-pumping.
I think there are better alternatives out there although at a higher cost.
May 6, 2013
Liquivac Topside Oil Changer
It is the best I have ever used simple to understand and works great for changing oil in boats and any engine you have ,you must read the instructions and warm motor a few minutes .
April 23, 2013
Oil Changer needs some changes
The concept of this product is good. It can be used to transfer liquids by pulling them into a vacuum tank, without the liquid actually going through a pump. My sample, however, had problems. In particular, the vacuum pump does not securely screw onto the tank threads, and as such the pump frequently falls off of the tank. A much improved thread on the tank and on the pump is needed for reliable operation. Even so, with practice and if used carefully, the product will work, and I do plan to keep it and use it in the future.
February 11, 2013