Like Tree0Likes

Oil pump for oil changes??

Reply
Old 02-02-2011, 10:54 PM
  #11
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: louisville, ky
My Boats: 1984 tri-hull deck boat, 1989 Baja Force 235, 1990 Powerquest 290 enticer fx
Posts: 354
Default

the other electric pump systems use the same small tube and suck through the dip stick tube...im gonna try that. Pump specs will lift fluid up to 30' surely it should suck hot oil up 3'???
290enticer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 11:14 PM
  #12
Ginger or Mary Ann?
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
US1 Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lafayette. IN
Posts: 10,871
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 290enticer View Post
us1 fountain, I just got off of harbor freight site and found a marine utility pump for about 30 bucks, seems to be the same as the other system out there, vane pump, self priming....Even has mounting tabs so i can mount on top of 5 gallon bucket. I'll probably go that route and make my own. Should work just fine for one oil change a year!! Thanks
Probably the same one I bought. General Machinery? ?They had 2 pumps on the shelf, both looked exact same, just in different boxes with one labeled as marine pump. Mine says 35' head height, self priming. I just didn't have any luck with the small tube, even with the hot oil and the tube cut as short as possible thinking I had too much resistance at 1st. I could have sucked it out with a straw faster. I installed a switch on the pump handle to turn off/on for ease. As I mentioned, if you could get a hose at the oil pan drain, it'll be so much better, plus it will get all the oil out. I'm afraid you'll be dissapointed trying to use the 'hose down the dipstick' with that pump.
__________________
Some people are like Slinkies - Not really good for anything, but they
bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
US1 Fountain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 11:18 PM
  #13
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 3,883
Default

I use one from west marine that is on a bucket and sucks through the dip stick.

12v works fine. Next time I pull the motors I will install a hose from the pan, that is the best way to get all the stuff out.
Wildman_grafix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 07:15 PM
  #14
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: louisville, ky
My Boats: 1984 tri-hull deck boat, 1989 Baja Force 235, 1990 Powerquest 290 enticer fx
Posts: 354
Default

i bought the pump today, its by pacific hydrostar. Marine utility pump 200gph. I already have the small hose that goes into the dipstick. Gonna try it out. Looks like a nice pump. I don't know why this will not work, its the same principle as all the other suck through the dip stick pumps??? If not i'll just buy the one that is mounted to the bucket, by sur-flow. I wonder if you can buy one of those pumps that are on the "oil change systems"?
290enticer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 12:14 PM
  #15
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
ramos45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
My Boats: 89 Scarab III
Posts: 438
Default

Old thread I know but it definitey helped me out and saved some $$ so worth a bump. I just picked up the 12v pump from harbor freight and mounted it to a bucket. Both motors are on stands right now full of dyno oil so I just screwed the hose to the hose adapter on the dip stick tube. See pic. I had to change to a reinforced hose to keep it from collapsing. This method left quite a bit of oil due to the angle of the motors on the stand so I will still connect hoses in place of the drain plug.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]522364[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails
Oil pump for oil changes??-oil-pump.jpg  
ramos45 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 12:43 PM
  #16
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Granger, Indiana
My Boats: Cobalt 226
Posts: 1,020
Default

I know you said that you wanted a pump. However, what I have and used is the drain hose that connects to the drain plug. I can get the oil as hot as "satin's nards" pull the plug and proceed with a nice long drain. It was a challenge to get the hose connected to the drain port but it was well worth the effort.

Safe Boating

3pointstar
3pointstar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 01:49 PM
  #17
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
ramos45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
My Boats: 89 Scarab III
Posts: 438
Default

I have two motors so to fish the hose down through the drain hole one at a time would be a pain. I'm still going to use the hose method but just to the end of the pump as well.
ramos45 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.