Oil extraction pump

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by toddh, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. toddh

    toddh Member

    76
    Jun 23, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    260 Sundeck
    350 MAG
    What kind of pump is everyone using? I need to buy one.
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    This is largely opinion based, but start with a "title only" search for "oil extractor". There should be LOT'S of information for you there (lot's of previous threads about this).
     
  3. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
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  4. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
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  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I recently "upgraded" to the flat style electric pump from West Marine. After one use I'm pretty please. I previously had a cheapo $25 pump from Amazon that lasted two seasons before giving up the ghost.

    I did the hand pump style for several years. The "flip the switch" factor on the electric pumps is nice...
     
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  6. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    709
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    I bought an electric one on Amazon for $29. Have used it four times and it works great - takes just a few minutes to extract 5 qt's of oil. Started out with a manual one from West Marine - didn't work - brought it back to WM and the person there said no surprise they haven't had much luck with them.
     
  7. tc410

    tc410 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    922
    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Reverso
     
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  8. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    249
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    I can never get the cylinder ones that you have to pump to work very well. Takes me about an hour to drain one motor and I can only get about four courts. Thinking about trying a diesel fuel transfer pump from Harbor Freight. We'll have to buy special fittings and the clear tubes but on another thread I heard that it works good
     
  9. Frtbroker

    Frtbroker Active Member

    122
    Feb 12, 2014
    Illinois
    1998 370 Sundancer 10ft dinghy
    7.4 Horizons HO
    Lucky to have one built in.......
     
  10. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    You guys make me sick. Well... jealous is probably more accurate :) I actually came really close to putting one in my 260DA, but I just couldn't justify it for one engine (with good access, too). Would have been more of a "toy" than a neccessity...

    Well... might as well join the bandwagon... ;) I've had a pump-up Mity-Vac 7201 for about 10 years and it gets used on about a dozen oil changes per years. Very happy with it.
     
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  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Do you not have the drain plug oil hose drain? I drained oil on my 260 Sundecks using it and it worked great
     
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  12. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Good point. It definitely would have had that feature originally. A bit slow to drain... but darn easy. I have an adapter for my vac pump to make it go a bit faster. But, yeah... remove plug... walk away and do something else... come back and it's done.

    Unless the OP's boat is in a slip? But I'm sure it gets cold in Indy, so I can't imagine it stays in the water year round.
     
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  13. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    Just bought the West Marine 6.9qt vacuum pump for $54 on sale.
    I also have a Jabsco 12v 5 gallon bucket model that has worked for the last 12 years!
    I borrowed the vac type last year and like it better.
    IMHO, the vac is quicker, easier and no impeller to fail ever few years. And at a price I can justify replacing when (if) it fails.
     
  14. toddh

    toddh Member

    76
    Jun 23, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    260 Sundeck
    350 MAG
    Honestly I haven't looked. No it is not kept in the water. I have it in the garage now.
     
  15. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Take out your drain plug and there should be a cable attached to it and pull it out and you will see a hose. That black hose is attached to your oil pan
     
  16. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Todd, if the oil hose doesn't come out along with the drain plug, the SS cable has broken (or been disconnected). Look in the bilge - it would then be lying on the bilge floor. It's long enough to be routed up along side the engine, if you want. But then you'll need an oil extractor to suck it out.
     
  17. toddh

    toddh Member

    76
    Jun 23, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    260 Sundeck
    350 MAG
    No cable attached to it as I take the plug out each weekend. So there is a hose attached to the drain plug and I assume a valve?
     
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  18. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    In the free end of the hose is a small plug that you unscrew. It'll be very obvious once you see it.
     
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  19. toddh

    toddh Member

    76
    Jun 23, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    260 Sundeck
    350 MAG
    Thanks guys. I'll check it out.
     
  20. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    I'm using this one from northern tool. It works great for the 1st motor but when I start to do the 2nd the soft hose that is connected to the can collapses on itself and slows the process down tremendously. I'm going to replace the soft hose this year with something a bit more stiff to see if that makes a difference.

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_390306_390306
     

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