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Old 06-21-2011, 10:20 AM
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Why crawl under the car when you don't need to? With a MityVac all the worked is performed from the top.

And there is the issue of possibly over torquing the oil pan drain bolt and shearing it off. Can't do that if you don't touch it.

And I have never "cleaned" my MityVac.
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Why crawl under the car when you don't need to? With a MityVac all the worked is performed from the top.

And there is the issue of possibly over torquing the oil pan drain bolt and shearing it off. Can't do that if you don't touch it.

And I have never "cleaned" my MityVac.
Try that without a dipstick!
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:19 AM
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That's why I won't buy a car without one.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:31 AM
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With using the vacuum procedure how do you know if all of the oil is removed? Do you measure the oil to make sure all of the old oil has been remove? I am in favor to get a new tool for my collection, but want to make sure that I have remove all of the used oil? When I changed the oil in any of my cars, I all way do visual inspection of the front just to be proactive.
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There have been tests done that have proved that the extraction method actually works better than the drain plug. But I can't find them for you. You could always buy one on faith and then pull the plug after a suck to see that no more oil comes out.

But I can't beat coming home from a drive, popping the hood and setting up the extractor. 15-20 minutes later, change the filter and pour in the new. Within 30 minutes my oil and filter are changed and I didn't have to change my clothes or wash up afterwards.

The only fluids I measure are ATF out of a slush box.
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Yes, at least one or two were done here. Used teh Mity Vac and then pulled the drain plug and not a drop came out.

Just remember, to break the seal of the filter while vaccing. Once you pull the oil filter bolt, the oil int eh filter housing drains to the pan.
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15 - 20 minutes, you need to pump it a few more strokes.

I put the tube in, pump it, and start changing the filter. About time I am done with the filter, the oil is out, and I can refill.

15 - 20 minutes total time, if I am working slowly.
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