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Oil Change Pumps

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions or information on either the Handy Mate oll pump or the PAR Little Pal Pump? Any recommendations or experience with either of these units?

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Glad you asked this question. Some how, some way, epoxy got all over my oil pump ..........

So I need a new one.
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The Moeller Oil Boy looks nice too, but it is a bit pricey!
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I've used one called "Suck Up" for years, works great. If the oil is hot it will "suck up" 2 gallons of oil without having to pump up the vacuum at all. Has a nice pour spout for dumping the used oil too. Looks like a garden sprayer, plastic so it doesn't rust, heavy duty. I'd buy another one if this ever quits working.
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After scores of oil changes with a Par pump dealing with hot oil, I switched to a pump like this:

http://store.rkmarina.com/rkmarina/d...p?ITEM=2533340

It's very easy to use, comes with multiple hoses diameters and and you don't have to pump the oil into a container, because it has its own reservoir. Essentially you remove the air from the reservoir by pumping the handle. It is not at all awkward to use, rather the reverse. After you feel resistance to the pumping, you press a little button and the vacuum draws the hot oil into the reservoir. You can then let the hoses drain, the oil cool down a bit and transfer it to another container for recycling, in my case I use the gallon container from the new oil. I coil the hose to fit inside one another for storage. No drips!

The only downside is that it is a bit large because of the built in reservoir.

I like it and highly recommend it.

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I've used the Oil Boy fluid extractor for years on my last boat and similarly to jef, I highly recommend it. Prior to that with previous boats, I had another brand ( called the Bilge Buddy - or something to that effect ) that really sucked big time (not).

My current boat has an integrated piston pump oil changer, OE as installed by Nauticat in Finland and permanently mounted on an engine room bulkhead. Don't know what it's called or where it was made - but it works great. The pump consists of an all brass cylindrical body, spout and plunger, connected to the oil pan by heavy rubber hose.

It really makes the job of changing engine oil quick and clean - I simply place a jug under the spout and pump a few times.
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Thanks for the suggestions folks! I hate to drop $70.00 into another boat tool, but it looks like it could be a one time shot. I should get several years out of the Oil Boy!

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