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Re: Changing Oil -- Universal 5424

I have the same problem, due to slanting of the main engine. There is always a couple of quarts remaining. Pulling oil out of the dipstick tube on the genset, seems to get every drop.

I have been very reluctant to install a permanent drain tube kit on the plug at the bottom of the pan, but I'm tempted. It just seems like a nervous point of failure that could put all the oil into the bilge while underway. Maybe I'm over reacting.

However, I've recently read in Volvo literature that the turbo is very susceptible to problems from dirty engine oil and I'm having problems. I think I need a better way to get it all out and be able to do so more often.

Anyone have any other suggestions for a way to get it all out?


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Well now that you say that MS I may have to wait at least until I try the one on the engine first!

Funny you mention the age of the engine, that is insane, looks better than new!
Don't get me wrong, they work. They are just extremely slow and never seem to be in a location where pumping it is easy. They are usually good for a shoulder cramp and require LOTS more pumping that the Moeller...

As opposed to creating a "vacuum" that does the sucking, you are actually pumping the oil with each stroke.. A nice selling feature just not the best or easiest to use...

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Don't get me wrong, they work. They are just extremely slow and never seem to be in a location where pumping it is easy. They are usually good for a shoulder cramp and require LOTS more pumping that the Moeller...

As opposed to creating a "vacuum" that does the sucking, you are actually pumping the oil with each stroke.. A nice selling feature just not the best or easiest to use...
Thanks RC...now he wont sell me his Moeller.....

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Re: Changing Oil -- Universal 5424

I just ordered a Moeller at the end of this past season. I had been using one of those electric units from WM. The oil containment unit was large and very easy to manage, but the electric motor was slow and it was a needless nuisance to run the wiring to a start batt.

I recall the day that I bought the electric unit. We stopped for lunch, had a couple of beers, needed something useful at WM and made the additional impulse buy of this contraption. Alcohol...... the cause of and solution to all of life's problems.......
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