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Unread 08-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
Ditchd
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Going hi tech

I don't mind laying on my back for oil changes but I'm now thinking of going all hi tech and getting some kind of extraction / syphon pump to get the oil out.

Does anyone use one on their WK CRD or is out via the sump plug still the best and easiest ?

Ps is the sump plug on these one that has a washer that needs changing each time ?

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Unread 10-03-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
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Unread 10-03-2013, 04:10 AM   #3
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Hi tech? No, a pump isn't hi tech.

To me, it's just lazy. Who's to say you'll get the pump all the way in the bottom and actually get all the oil? When else will you get underneath it and have a look around to find other problems?
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Unread 10-03-2013, 04:15 AM   #4
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Hi tech? No, a pump isn't hi tech.

To me, it's just lazy. Who's to say you'll get the pump all the way in the bottom and actually get all the oil? When else will you get underneath it and have a look around to find other problems?
Wouldn't disagree and hitech was very very tongue in cheek . I regularly inspect under the car so no probs and of course you know better than into a tray once you got all the oil out because you put it straight into an old 5 litre tub so your effectively measuring with no spill, or at least that's how I've seen it done.

The WKs can be very messy doing the change on the drive but I've no direct experience of any alternative , if indeed one exists
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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:17 AM   #5
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I just installed a Fumoto drain valve - the model with the nipple you can attach a tube to. It's low-tech & efficient. I'm too lazy to use a wrench.....
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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Same here...unfortunately i had to do the first oil change the old fashioned style of opening the drain plug....

good god thats a lot of nasty black oil! the pressure is so great that stream is horizontal to the ground when it first comes out...

Lets just say that if i wasnt sold on the Fumoto valve before, i was after that first oil change. No way in hell would i want to remove the plug again...

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I just installed a Fumoto drain valve - the model with the nipple you can attach a tube to. It's low-tech & efficient. I'm too lazy to use a wrench.....
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Unread 10-03-2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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Same here...unfortunately i had to do the first oil change the old fashioned style of opening the drain plug....

good god thats a lot of nasty black oil! the pressure is so great that stream is horizontal to the ground when it first comes out...

Lets just say that if i wasnt sold on the Fumoto valve before, i was after that first oil change. No way in hell would i want to remove the plug again...
Agree totally. I tend to be pretty careful and clean working but as you say that horizontal stream that goes everywhere lol
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Unread 10-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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I made this set-up out of a vacuum pump I got off the State auction and some old medical suction jars. I've used it to pull ATF out through the dipstick tube before pulling the pan (much less mess) and for sucking the diff fluid out of the front diff.

I wouldn't use it for oil just because it can't get the crud layer off the bottom of the oil pan. Draining is best for that.


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Unread 10-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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Excellent bit of kit. You've set the design side of my brain into action lol
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