I bought one from Amazon a couple of years ago. Got this one - amzn.to/2o4u2Vn
Can't imagine there is much difference between them except the price (I paid £26, not £13 ). Only actually used it the once so far but it was handy, as the drain screw on the vehicle was a right pain to access.
Welcome to the New RAV4 Drivers Club and Internet Community
Post by charliefarlie on Feb 14, 2018 21:26:03 GMT
I have a Pela pump which sucks the oil out of engines. It was bought for getting the oil out of my Jetski when we were in Scotland. You cannot get below the engines in those craft to drain it has to be sucked out.
Personally I would not dream of using it on a car. It cannot get all the oil muck and s hit out like a conventional drain plus I like to use an oil flush.
Many garages and even main dealers use such devices. Never on my cars though no way.
For when the one great scorer comes to mark against your name he marks not that you won or lost but how you played the game.
I have heard the fast service places like Kwik-fit use these Not right when you are paying for a proper service. Will be gettng my Vauxhall serviced next month by a local Dealer (under warranty) and think I might double-check they use traditional methods.
I think they do have a place in cars for those people who don't want to stick with the new long service periods but are not in a position to pay garage rates for an interim oil change (you can't get to some newer vehicles drain plugs without a lift to get all the underbody shielding off)
In a lot of cases, you have to go underneath to get at the filter. I once did a Rover 75 and it had a huge steel tray on which every bolt snapped off. It had a BMW engine with the filter at the top and if I’d had a pump which I didn’t it might have saved me most of a day’s work.
Thankfully, RAVs and CX-5s have very sensibly positioned access holes for simplified oil changes.
whatever happened to the practice of using flushing oil, still I suppose modern cars don't tend to shed so many bits as the old ones.
Was it ever needed? was it not just snake oil from the car manufacturers?
When we used to rebuild engines we just used to use the cheapest oil we could find for the first 200-300 miles.
Maybe that is true in the last 50 years, but prior to that 100,000 was very high mileage for a car and it most probably had an overhaul before then, so maybe it was more critical to use things like flushing oil to prolong the life of an engine, my dad has a garage in the 40s and he told me that a lot of engines didn't have shell bearings and you used to have to build up a bearing and machine it to fit so there are not the tolerances that we have now, it was a long time ago he told me this so I might have it wrong.