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Super quick and easy oil change

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I just bought a Pella 6000 oil suction system. I changed my oil in less than 20min including cleaing up. Very clean and easy to use.

Thought I'd tell others about it.

I also used it on my Jetta TDI. ... oilex.html
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Ha! You've found my secret weapon!

This is one of those tools that is a serious life-changer. No more drain-plug!

It also works great to suction out the extra when the dealer (or fill-in-the-blank quickie shop) overfills the oil. We still take the Odyssey to the dealer for maintenance. I can't do everything.
William said:
OK no drain plug sound great!! How does this work? Do you stick a tube into the oil fill and create a vacuum with the pump? Sound VERY INTERESTING. Holicow I drive and Insight and Odyssey also.....
Great minds think alike, eh?

About the pump, you have the concept generally right. It is a canister with a pump (like a bike pump) with a long thin tube that goes down the dipstick tube into the oilpan. Warm up car, insert tube, pump it about 20 times and wait 5-10 min, and you have all the oil in the bottle.

Here is the one I have (the PL-6000):

Coincidentally, I live about 20 miles from the company that makes it. Order it from them, it is cheaper than any of the other re-sellers.
What filter?
I have cut an antifreeze bottle into a "scoop" that I hold under the filter as it comes off. Catches the spill. No muss, no fuss.

To each his own, I say.
ElectricTroy said:
What about the sludge and other crap that sits at the bottom of the oil pan? One advantage of a drain plug is that it removes that sludge too.
That's what you have an oil filter for...

If it isn't mobile in the oil (hmm..that's almost a pun), it isn't going to come out when you drain it through the drain hole. If it is mobile, the oil filter will take care of it.

If you really want a clean oil pan, it requires removing the pan to do it, and I don't think you want to do that every time you change the oil, right? :wink:
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