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Old 07-29-2008, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Change Contraption

Hopefully one day I'll be able to sit around the table with my grandkids and talk about the day when cars had containers of oil in them that had to be changed regularly,........and they won't believe me!

Anyhow, what do you guys think about the contraption in the link below? I suspect few will think it does a good enough job, but I just wanted to see.

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Old 07-29-2008, 06:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh yeah,....don't miss this quote at the bottom of the page:

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If you're skeptical about extracting oil through the dipstick tube, consider the fact that this is how Mercedes-Benz factory technicians are trained to change oil.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You still have to get under the car to change the oil filter...
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You still have to get under the car to change the oil filter...
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yeah, still have to get under to change the filter. i would worry about not getting all the old oil out. sure, it wont really hurt anything, but if i'm taking the time to change my oil, i want it done 100% right, not 95%.

this was a much better investment for me


very low collapsed height (for my wife's car) and hi- lift (for my truck). plus its aluminum, so its very light weight. when i change her oil, i lift it up and put it on ramps (i don't like to drive up them), and throw some jackstands under it too. probably $250 investment (jack, ramps, and stands), and has many other uses.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And Tony, if you have any questions about how to use the jack, just ask the cat. Looks like he has thoroughly studied the instructions on the box.
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That's how it's done on most I/O boats.

I would call it less than Ideal... The plug is the EASY part... it's the filter that is the pain.

My Geo is easy... My wife used to have a Cavalier, THAT dern thing took 3 elbows to reach around behind the engine, next to firewall to remove the filter.
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In conjuction with an oil filter relocation kit, it would definately make changing oil a breeze, and a clean breeze at that!

My prot5 filter also requires extra elbows to get at.
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And Tony, if you have any questions about how to use the jack, just ask the cat. Looks like he has thoroughly studied the instructions on the box.

yup, he taught me how to change the oil too
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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And Tony, if you have any questions about how to use the jack, just ask the cat. Looks like he has thoroughly studied the instructions on the box.
Wait, I'm confused. I thought the investment *was* the cat. Everyone knows that cats are masters at changing oil. My Siamese could change my car's oil in 20 minutes flat. Not bad for an 11 lb cat.

Am I missing something?

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