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Old 03-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Oil Extractor e46 M3

Any advice on a good oil extractor for the e46 M3? I also have a 06 x3 that I'd like to use it on which I think holds about 8L so it would be nice to have one that can hold at least 8-9L without having to drain it. Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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The best method is to drain it through the plug. That gets the crap on the bottom of the pan out.
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I was thinking the same thing and my dad mentioned that as well. But then I read some posts of other people saying the pump can actually get more crap out than the drain plug? I don't see how that is possible however. It would be REALLY nice to not have to get under the car to do this service. But if the drain plug is the preferred method I am all for it.
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Pela makes a very nice oil extractor,forget what exact model I have, but it works pretty well. The thing is,I find that its more of a pain in the ass than its really worth. Compared to pulling the car up on a set of ramps and removing the drain plug, messing with an extractor, the added mess and complexity pretty much negates the benefits.
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Pela makes a very nice oil extractor,forget what exact model I have, but it works pretty well. The thing is,I find that its more of a pain in the ass than its really worth. Compared to pulling the car up on a set of ramps and removing the drain plug, messing with an extractor, the added mess and complexity pretty much negates the benefits.

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For some of use - our engines are important enough to go through that small inconvenience. YMMV
Alan I think he was agreeing with you saying that the extractor is more of a mess than it's worth.
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Alan I think he was agreeing with you saying that the extractor is more of a mess than it's worth.

You're right. Thx.
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Manufacturer: Mityvac Manufacturer reference: 7201 Product Dimensions: 9.3 inches x 13.2 inches x 25.4 inches; 11.8 pounds Shipping Weight: 12 pounds ASIN: B0002SR7TC Amazon.com Sales Rank: 720

Technical Details Features a large 8.8 liter (2.3 gallon) capacity bi-functional manual unit to extract and dispense a wide-range of fluid types Clean and simple way to evacuate and dispense fluids Reservoir is constructed of durable polyethylene and will not rust or corrode Automatic flow control valve prevents the unit from overfilling during use and automatically shuts off at 8 liters Kit comes with 5 feet of flexible hose and two rigid dipstick tubes for engine oil removal.

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Pela makes a very nice oil extractor,forget what exact model I have, but it works pretty well. The thing is,I find that its more of a pain in the ass than its really worth. Compared to pulling the car up on a set of ramps and removing the drain plug, messing with an extractor, the added mess and complexity pretty much negates the benefits.
Not sure how it is more of a pain since all you do is pull the dip stick out and let it suck up the oil. (not starting an argument but just wondering what is a pain) I have one and use it quite often. With that said, I still pull the drain plug out every 5th oil change and let the oil drain out the bottom.

Motive make a nice oil extractor and I believe it is $60-$70. I like having an oil extractor because you can easily change the oil at the track, if need be, and not create a mess.
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As long as the oil is warm I have never had an issue using the Vac I listed above. I even suck the oil out of the filter housing too.

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I've been using a mityvac the seven liter one. About fifty sixty dollars on amazon and well worth the price. I just park the car on an incline and get most if not all the oil out in three to five minutes of pumping. Makes it easy to drain it out at autozone too. I drain from the bottom. Probably ever other...other..oil change. But I figure I let the filter do its job. Ten minute oil change and I can wear a suit and do it.
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Well I just changed the oil last night with the ecs tuning oil kit. Pretty nice that it actually comes with a new oil drain plug. Not sure wtf they were thinking using an allan wrench on this? That TWS oil smells really freaking good to me for some reason lol.
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I always suggest a Motive Power Extractor (LINK) to anyone looking to do top side oil changes, it's a compact 10 quart unit that's very well constructed. They are very easy to use, run the tube down the dip stick piping, then just a few pumps (enough for 10psi is all you usually need) walk away and let it drain.



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Well I just changed the oil last night with the ecs tuning oil kit. Pretty nice that it actually comes with a new oil drain plug. Not sure wtf they were thinking using an allan wrench on this? That TWS oil smells really freaking good to me for some reason lol.
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