LiquiVac Oil Extractor - For Larger Projects, 2-Gallon, Model# 2000
Great little unit
Works well. Only caveat is that it's a bit unwieldy to pump, due to the orientation of the handle. The mityvac units are much easier to pump as they're like a bicycle pump, you pump vertically with the unit on the floor. Also, the included nylon pickup tube is too small for cold or thick oil. Remove it and just use the larger diameter clear tubing.. Or add a bit of solvent or diesel to whatever system you're evacuating to thin it.. Works great, and makes for a more complete drain.
February 4, 2014
Worked great, 3 times.
Bought this to change the oil in my wife's turbo mini cooper s and my honda s2000 and it worked great for one oil change on the mini and two on the s2000. the fourth time i tried to use it to drain the oil on my s2000 i found the pump would not generate any suction.
Reading the instructions suggests that the leather seals may dry out if not used over time (I'm not sure how 3 months of no use is long enough for this to happen) and to drip some new motor oil into the handle to restore them.
Sounds like a great idea, so I tried it and the pump does generate some suction now, unfortunately not enough to actually suck any oil out.
So the only thing i can do now is buy an entire new pump assembly. This would be a 5 star review if I was able to use it more than 3 times.
December 30, 2012
An excellent solution
This oil extractor works very well. Instead of having to tip my lawnmower over to pour the oil out and hope for no mess I just stuck the tube down the oil filler tube and voila out came the oil. Ditto for all my gas powered appliances. Easy to use and basically no mess. I don't know where the idea that it will take 45 minutes came from. It maybe took 3-4 minutes per appliance, including my Powerhorse log splitter.
March 8, 2012
Pop the hood and change the oil!
Half of the vehicles I own have a cartridge style oil filter, so there is no reason work under engine!
Now, to change the oil, warm it up a bit, pull the dip stick and utilize the liquivac per instructions. While the oil is being sucked out (it takes a while) change the filter (which is right under your nose), put up the LV, fill'er up with some synthetic oil and you are good to go!
On a cautionary note, you may not get dirt under your fingernails so you may want to repack your wheel bearings to feel like you accomplished something!
No go spin a wrench!
January 9, 2012
liquid / oil transfer
This product really does work well. I use it to service my mobil air compressor. Its quick,easy and allows me to quickly service my equilment without any down time.
October 10, 2011
I've had this for 2 years and never had a problem using it. Much easier than opening the drain plug on vehicles and there is no better way to change oil in small engines. Get the oil warm for faster draining.
April 28, 2011
Perfect 4 stroke Seadoo oil changer.
Have tried several products -even home-made, to extract oil from 4-tech Seadoo Motors. This works perfect. No mess and gets all the oil out.
June 2, 2010
If I had only know . . .
I have yet to use it. The instructions states it would take about 45 minutes to extract the oil. If I had known this, I would not have purchased it. I did find a great use for it . . . I can remove the old gas from my bass boat.
May 24, 2010
Where have you've been all my oil-changing life!
Works PERFECTLY, exactly as described. Spilled a whooping 3 (tiny) drops of oil, and took a fraction of the time. Not having to pull the drain plug and deal with warm + dirty oil running down your arm is an added bonus. Only possible drawback would be larger capacity oil pans (like on some diesels) where the 8-quart might not be enough. It was also nice to see and get a reading on the exact amount of oil drained. There's fancier and more expensive ones out there, but this one gets the job done fer me fer now!
November 2, 2009
Product works great. Very easy to use as long as you follow directions. The directions clearly state to warm up the engine. I missed that on my first attempt and the oil was to thick to flow well. After warming engine up it worked great. Just a few pumps and it will suck out all the oil.
November 2, 2009