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    Is this oil changer any good?

    Boat US is having a decent sale price on this unit - anyone use it? If so, you like it or not?
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    Charter Member #1055/Moderator Charter Member GO4BROKE's Avatar
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    I tried a couple of the cheap oil changers. Not worth the hassle, and I broke all of them after a couple of uses. Spend the $150 for a good electric one that is mounted on a bucket, I don't remember the brand, but I can find out if you need it. It was worth every penny, does a great job and has a rebuildable pump if it does break.

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    I have used that one before, and it even lasted a full season. What a great workout though. I would pony up the extra $ an go for the electric. You can kick back and relax and let the pump do all the work.

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    You trailer, right? Then why hassle with a pump? Get a drain kit for your pan and it'll be quick, clean and easy. Hose fits right out thru the transom drain. Hey, I think I have an old one laying around here if you want it!
    I've since gone to a PreLuber for my rig (, but the ol' drain hose works great.
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    Or you could just buy one of the rotory vane pumps that fit in a drill and a double ended washer hose and use your own bucket for a lot less money.
    Hey even if it ain't broke it's still fun to tinker with it.

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    Go to West Marine and buy the electric pump with the bucket. They are on sale for $125. Worth every penny. The others leak or don't work. Get the oil drain hose from Eddie marine and pump it from the pan. 8 qts in 3min. Cold!!!!!

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    my personal favorite is to drain both motors in the bildge and then use the vacuum at the carwash over on MLK Blvd.

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    I have a hand pump one that I love!!! Just have to pump it a couple of times and walk away and drink a beer!!! It is a tall clear cylinder and it had a couple of attachments that come with it. My SK tools guy had it but I think I have seen it at Boat US as well. Also it has a nice pour spout so if you have to get your old oil back into the small containers no problem I think it cost 40 bucks and I like it MUCH better then the electric. Plus it is plastic so you do not scratch anything.

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    The plastic bucket changer is the only one I have found that will work and hold up-all the marinas use them. I must confess that I have not used the one that Jon mentions though. You can also do the bilge trick if you have a good bilge pump, just throw oin a little Tide with that 1/4 " in the bottom
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