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Our Moeller clears the oil out of the sump in less than a minute.. the entire oil change takes 15 minutes, including the filter change. Self contained, easy to empty and if necessary you can transport the oil to the nearest recycle point in the same container.

No energy required other than a few strokes of the pump. I guess the one downside is its size and space required for storage. I keep ours at home, bringing it down the 2 or 3 times a year we need it.

I even used it to empty out our diesel tank once to muck out the tank.
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This is all very helpful to me. Thank you for the time you've taken to respond.

I'm glad to know that there is a better way/system.

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Sounds like it's all about the Moeller here, but I'll throw in my good experience with the Pela 2000 2qt. You'd probably need the Pela 6000 6qt. Sucks great with little pumping, has translucent container with volume markers so you can see how it's going, and the part of the wand that goes down the dipstick is nice and rigid with no parts to fall off inside your engine. The spherical shape makes it easy to carry.
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Yeah, I think any suction device with a reservoir that works well beats a simple pump every time.
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I bought the Moeller pump and changed the oil yesterday.

I'm very happy with the pump. I pumped the handle 15 times and read a magazine while it extracted the oil through my dipstick tube. It took about 5 minutes to get 3 quarts out. This was much better than my old one.

Emptying the pump was much easier as well.

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Another vote for the Moeller. Ours has worked great for us. A fellow club-member had a different pump and complained to me it took forever. I loaned him our Moeller and now he's convinced, too.

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My Universal M35 is equipped with a hose from the drain sump that is lead up near the top of the engine and capped. Attached with the cap is a separate threaded adapter that threads on the hose to the sump on one end and has threads for a garden hose sized fitting on the other.

For those familar with the Moller pump, would it be possible to modify the suction hose to with a garden hose fitting so I could pump oil from the lowest point of the sump? It seems like it would be doable but I haven't had an opportunity to see one of these pumps in person. I watched Maine Sails demo and I'm sold on the product if I can adapt it to my situation.
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The pump I bought came with a garden hose adapter.

So, I guess, the answer is yes.

You might want to wander down to West Marine where I got mine and have a look, just to be sure.

I paid $69.99 for it.

It wasn't available on Sailnet. Defender had one, but it was larger and more money.

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The pump I bought came with a garden hose adapter.

So, I guess, the answer is yes.

You might want to wander down to West Marine where I got mine and have a look, just to be sure.

I paid $69.99 for it.

It wasn't available on Sailnet. Defender had one, but it was larger and more money.

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Awesome thanks. I'm not sure if my local WM carries these things as I've never seen one there. I won't need one until time to winterize so I'll check again but if not I likely order from Defender and hope it comes with the fitting I need. If not I'll try to rig something up from the marine section of Home Depot.
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The Moeller pump sucks.
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