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Which oil changing pump is best?

I'm going to try to change my oil for the first time in Yanmar 4JH2-E engine.
I'll need to pump from the dip stick, anyone convinced they have the best way to do this? ANY tips or suggestions will be appreciated!
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Moeller Oil Changer


The best I have found over the 30 years I been changing oil.
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Moeller Oil Changer


The best I have found over the 30 years I been changing oil.
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OK, guys, can you be more specific about why you like that pump?

I have a West Marine version

West Marine: Manual Oil Change Pump Product Display

Which I do not like. It takes over 30 minutes to get the oil out, requires almost constant pumping to keep the oil moving, and has awkward ergonomics.

(Yes, I do have the oil warm, and the oil filler cap off)

Part of it went swimming last time I changed the oil, and I'm wondering if I just need to trash it and try again.

So... How long does it take you to get the oil out?

Do you have to keep pumping the whole time?

Sorry to be pesky, but I don't want to spend money on a whole new one, if it's only marginally better than my present model.

Thank you!

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Bubb and Faster,

Have you tried one of those little impeller pumps that you chuck into a drill. I started with a small hand pump and switched to one of those recently and it's great, but I've not used the big vacuum pump for a direct comparison.


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David, I like the moeller, it creates more of a vacuum and holds it longer. Go to a boating store and take a look at one. It has better seals than anything out there. 8 to 10 strokes gets the oil flowing, each ring on the container is a quart so you know how much oil you have gotten out, no guessing. Changing my oil in my Yammar is a 15 minute job. I like the pour spout.
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Changing my oil in my Yammar is a 15 minute job. I like the pour spout.
It's also about a 15 minute job to suck out 5 gallons of oil out of the work boat with the drill pump. Takes a couple of minutes to take one gallon out of my boat.

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The Moeller beats most anything including a little 12v pump system I used to have. It really sucks good. Easy to handle, much better than the metal vacuum cans with the pump on the side. A lot easier than the pumps that go on your drill.

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Bubb and Faster,

Have you tried one of those little impeller pumps that you chuck into a drill. I started with a small hand pump and switched to one of those recently and it's great, but I've not used the big vacuum pump for a direct comparison.

I got one of those some place. What i don't like about is you have to bring your own containers for the old oil. I had the hose jump out of the milk jug once when I had my back turned and pumped about a 1/2 quart on my cockpit sole. The 15 mins. was oil and filter change, all done and engine ruining.
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I also have the Moeller. I use it for my cars as well as the boat. I pump it up and it will suck oil until it fills itself. I never have to go back and pump more. The only thing I'd do differently is I'd buy the model that holds more oil. Mine only holds 5 qts.
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