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November 17, 2010

Oil Changes - Suck It Up

via www.liquivac.com

This looks like an innovative way to make short, clean, un-disgusting work of oil changes. Anyone tried it?



I haven't tried this product, but have tried something similar. I used a 2.5Hp shop vac connected to a tube to draw the oil from the engine. It took several hours to get about 3 quarts out of the engine. And it was 5W-30 at 80F (27C). It is however, a great way to bleed your brake lines.


I took a look at my 4 mowers today and on 2 of them, the fill/dipstick tube also the drain tube. The 3rd, a Cub Cadet, the drain plug dumps the oil on the deck. The product looks interesting for small engines but raises 2 concerns. 1, how does the product protects the user from hot oil. And 2, you can order the product for $35, but for another $8, you can get the new & improved cap-valve. Does it come with defective parts?

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