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Old 07-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Melbournians.. Who do DIY oil changes... lend me your garage!

Hey guys, I'm due for a oil change and need a place to do it at!
I live in the city and park in a different one to what I reside in, plus my jack and everything is still back home in Sydney, so I was hoping, I may borrow your garage for a hour to do a oil change on my ride, Id take it to Worx but I'm working now and don't have time to get there and he's closed on Saturdays :/

So I was hoping someone maybe kind enough to lend me their garage and tools one day after work, I'll bring a 6 pack also!
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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If you use the vacuum method of extracting the oil you do not need a garage or jacks. The oil is sucked out through the dipstick, then you replace oil filter and oil and you are done. 15 minutes. Buy a small vacuum pump at SuperCheap or Autobarn cost under $20 (I think I paid less than $10 for mine). The pump is hand powered, you just squeeze it. Remember to take off the oil cap while you are extracting the oil.

Some people suggest this method is not as good as draining the oil because it may not get out all the sludge from the bottom, and they may be correct but it will get you out of a jam this time.

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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If you use the vacuum method of extracting the oil you do not need a garage or jacks. The oil is sucked out through the dipstick, then you replace oil filter and oil and you are done. 15 minutes. Buy a small vacuum pump at SuperCheap or Autobarn cost under $20 (I think I paid less than $10 for mine). The pump is hand powered, you just squeeze it. Remember to take off the oil cap while you are extracting the oil.

Some people suggest this method is not as good as draining the oil because it may not get out all the sludge from the bottom, and they may be correct but it will get you out of a jam this time.
Ummm you serious?

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You could fill your engine with water so the oil rises to the top and then scoop it out.
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Yes. Oil extractors are commonly used to perform oil changes on cars. I used one to do 7 or 8 oil changes on my previous car and never had a single issue. They are really easy to use and are super clean too, I use to do oil changes in business attire after work!

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You could fill your engine with water so the oil rises to the top and then scoop it out.
Yes! Servo's do it all the time but never admit it! Bad for business ya know!

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Yes. Oil extractors are commonly used to perform oil changes on cars. I used one to do 7 or 8 oil changes on my previous car and never had a single issue. They are really easy to use and are super clean too, I use to do oil changes in business attire after work!

Mmmm very interesting! I think I shall research and maybe invest in one of these contraptions!
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Like Declan says, it is a simple, clean and quick way to do an oil change. You need the simple hand pump extractor and a bucket or empty container to pump the old oil into.

I have done this my last 2 oil changes.
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I use one that's just like this. I give it about 10 pumps and then leave it standing next to the car whilst I clean the engine bay.
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I own a oil extractor from bavauto.com I paid 80 bucks for it. It works like a charm, super clean.. No more burning my hands or spilling oil all over and no more car ramps or jacks. Look them up on youtube they have a dys section.

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I use one that's just like this. I give it about 10 pumps and then leave it standing next to the car whilst I clean the engine bay.
oooh thanks Declan, I might buy this. However, it may leave me wondering where to pour the used oil afterwards, I don't want to be pouring it in a gutter in a dark alley in the CBD!
What's the alternative to getting rid of the waste? hmm, might have to get a sealable bucket of some kind and throw it in the general waste bin or something? ugh...

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oh and a biiiiiiiiiig thanks to Daveconelectric for letting me use his garage tonight, felt like I was in the middle of nowhere in Sunbury town but it was a nice drive out there and back into town!

Sorry for spilling half the oil onto your driveway!

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