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NattyLite
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Siphon pump recommendations?
I will have to change the oil weekly on some pressure washers I own on the customers yard. Will be changing on location so I do not wanna drop the oil plug and make a mess so that safety gets involved. Want to get this done as quickly as possible using a siphon pump. Can anyone recommend me a good one to use? Are there any that I can simply hook to my dewalt? Someone recommended one that hooks to a battery but don’t want to lug a battery around. TIA


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NattyLite
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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
This may be a stupid question but does the engine have to run 1st to heat the oil so that it is easier to get out or can I siphon out when the engine is cool?


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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
depends on the oil. but usually helps


NattyLite
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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
It will be 10w-30 in small Yanmar Diesel engines.


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Id run it a bit. Same is in my boat engines and warming up slightly does help speed up process

ETA, the electric extractors are a lot better than the pumps ones
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NattyLite
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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
Well I may just look into that option. Trying to limit my time on location.


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DeoreDX
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How about those oil drain valves with a hose barb you can replace the drain plug with? Attach hose. OPen valve. You could drain them all at once with the right catch containers and enough hose.


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How about those oil drain valves with a hose barb you can replace the drain plug with?


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GoAwayImBaitn
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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
quote:

This may be a stupid question but does the engine have to run 1st to heat the oil so that it is easier to get out or can I siphon out when the engine is cool?



Oil may thicken a little as it heats up if it's a multi weight oil. If the engine has been sitting, all of the oil to be taken out should be mostly in the oil pan due to it settling. Running the engine first might actually make it harder to recover the most amount of oil

Some say changing oil hot allows for the most removal of sludge as it liquifies a bit when heated.

I'd pull the oil when engine is cold and has sat for sometime.


Uncs
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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
Seems like your asking us a lot of questions, that perhaps you should know already,,,,,,

I hope I said that politely,,, but, in case I didn't.... Do you know what you're doing? First job???


NattyLite
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re: Siphon pump recommendations?
Yes I am very familiar with changing oil just not doing it with a siphon. Thanks for the feedback


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