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Old 11-15-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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Which oil extractor/evacuator is best?

Need some input on which one to buy. Looked at Mityvac, Pela, and Motive. They all look about the same. I want one that accommodates at least one oil change.
Please I don't need discussions or flaming for using an extractor/evacuator.
I understand many fanatics only do tradtional oil changes and I have too, in the past. That being said, I am no longer physically able to crawl, slide or roll under my car. I want a way that I can do frequent oil changes and the extractor/evacuator method fits the bill for me. I still plan on my son doing old school oil changes every 3 or 4.
Any input is appreciated. This way I can give my sons "MY CHRISTMAS WISH LIST"
I've done theirs for long enough.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:28 PM   #2
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i've been using Topsider since 2002, still works good
i'd buy it again w/out even thinking about it

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Old 11-16-2007, 07:14 AM   #3
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Mityvac works great for me. Got a good price on it at Amazon.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:20 AM   #4
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I have the Motiv from Ken one of our sponsors here, good price and he will backup the merchandise.

I always think that if the price is similar, best to buy from a sponsor since they keep the sites going
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Does anyone else have an opinion on extractor?
If all things are equal, I agree with buying from one of the sponsors is the way to go.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:31 AM   #6
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I have the mity vac, has a nice handle that I can use both hands at the same time, also has a slide out foot peg so I can hold the unit steady while I'm pumping. It allows me to easily read how much oil I have removed as you go and an easy pour spout.

Holds enough to do my car, and any of the other cars I own, without having to drain first.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:17 PM   #7
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I have a MityVac 7201, both vacuum (pump out of engine) and pressure evacuate (pump into canister). Makes it real easy to transfer the oil into a more portable container.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:26 PM   #8
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I have a MityVac 7201, both vacuum (pump out of engine) and pressure evacuate (pump into canister). Makes it real easy to transfer the oil into a more portable container.


Get one that will suck and pump. So you can do other things in addition to oil change.

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:31 AM   #9
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The MityVac 7400 is the one to buy!
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