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    emptying oil tank

    as above whats the easiest way to do it? just wanting to change brand of oil because when i bought it i didnt know what oil was in it and mixed it with castrol aquarace 2t so know i just want to get rid of the lot.
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    Last year when I switched to pre mix I sucked the oil out of the tank with a wet vac at work- worked good for me.

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    that couldnt be too good for the vac looking for a simple way that dosnt involve buying expensive tools...is there a nut or anything on the tank??? someone maybe has a real genious way of doin it

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    Put a bucket under the hose coming out the bottom, and give it a pull. Thats how I got the oil out of my tank. Its not that messy. If you want put some rags in the bottom of the hull to catch what you miss.

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    nice one not much room to get a bucket in though but ill try something

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    Don't cheap out, buy an oil sucker

    I'd say it's a must have..handy for changing car oil too. Worth it's weight/cost in time and rags.. Also handy for starting the cleanup work on messy bilges. I'd suggest the biggest one you can afford. Mine is a 4l..comes up a little short on an ultra oil change.

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    not a hope getting to the pipe on the oil tank anyway

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    There is no winter in Hawaii! tnerb's Avatar
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    Here is a picture of my cheap oil extraction tool.

    - Vegtable oil bottle $0.00
    - Extra piece of hose $0.00
    - shop vac (already had) $0.00

    the large hole is where i attach the shop vac, the vacuum created in the bottle sucks the oil through the hose that goes into the oil tank. Since the shop vac is not directly connected to the hose very little oil gets into the vacuum hose. I drilled a smaller hole that I used to regulate the amount of vacuum in the bottle.
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    now thats what im talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnerb View Post
    Here is a picture of my cheap oil extraction tool.

    - Vegtable oil bottle $0.00
    - Extra piece of hose $0.00
    - shop vac (already had) $0.00

    the large hole is where i attach the shop vac, the vacuum created in the bottle sucks the oil through the hose that goes into the oil tank. Since the shop vac is not directly connected to the hose very little oil gets into the vacuum hose. I drilled a smaller hole that I used to regulate the amount of vacuum in the bottle.
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