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TomMaine
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Re: Changing Oil - an easier way?

I wrestled with a small hand pump for a few years until it broke. I saw one of those drill pumps at my hardware and I'd forgotten the last time I used one.

I made sure I had the correct fittings to connect direct to the hose on my engines drain plug. I keep a small cordless angle drill on board and after making the easy fast connection from my hose to IP adaptor, I chucked the drill on and pulled the trigger.

What the heck have I been doing with that hand pump for so many years?

After a few seconds, it primed, and pulled all the oil out in maybe 30 seconds or so. No leaks. Best of all, it and the related fittings and short drain hose fit in a small tupperware container little bigger than a sandwich.

They're cheap, less than 20 bucks I think.

It comes with small diameter hoses to fit in the dip stick but I don't know how well that will work.

Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
Rockport, Maine.
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