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Advice please from you who change your oil yourself
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Is one of these, which is manual, 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223385433390?...R_LroNiJYg

and

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225077055426?...R-zroNiJYg


a better bet than an air or electric version?
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Hi John, the second one needs an air compressor. But here are my thoughts / 2p worth; if you do the change yourself, then you have to legally dispose of the waste oil, so lugging it to a recycling centre and potentially getting quizzed or having to fill out paperwork. Then there's the hassle of actually doing it - draining and refilling to the right level, changing the filter (in itself a pain) so for me, my time is worth more than paying a garage to do the service, as long as it is someone you know and trust.

Especially in your (our) later years.
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Excuse my ignorance, but why would you need one of these to change engine oil?

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(25-05-2023, 12:36 PM)jemselectrical Wrote:  Excuse my ignorance, but why would you need one of these to change engine oil?

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It saves laying under the vehicle James, with the suction method you can do a change from the top with no need to raise the car or take off the sump plug or undertray.
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If one does not want to be under the vehicle, I have this huge 500ml syringe that I can suck oil from the dipstick on my 1.6HDi. Sucking ~7 times is quite good and no need for pumps, electricity and so on. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074KQNL2Q It is cheap and unlikely to fail as compared to the rest of the electric things...
I generally use the sump bolt to drain the oil and ~150ml from the dipstick for a good measure to kind of suck all the old oil.
Yeah, there is a bit of oil spill here and there when you transfer the oil from the syringe, but with a few rags, it is not too much of a problem.
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(25-05-2023, 12:36 PM)jemselectrical Wrote:  Excuse my ignorance, but why would you need one of these to change engine oil?

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I have a guard tray under the engine components and it is a nightmare to remove in order to access the sump plug.  OK, I made an access panel for accessing the oil plug so my first reason may be wiped out.  

The next problem is getting under the vehicle to access the panel I made and sump plug.  No room and a pain to jack up.  This alone is an incentive to work via the dipstick.

As suggested, I did have garage remove the oil and he used suction but this cost me a sum that made me seriously reconsider.  But he told me they suck the oil out at garages anyway!!  Go figure.

I have to confess that I have a suction extractor that runs off my compressor so I find myself  mucking about for ages setting it up which is why I wanted to get a manual one that I can use in the drive or even a 12v one.

So if you have used one how good is it?
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(25-05-2023, 02:42 PM)Zion Wrote:  
(25-05-2023, 12:36 PM)jemselectrical Wrote:  Excuse my ignorance, but why would you need one of these to change engine oil?

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It saves laying under the vehicle James, with the suction method you can do a change from the top with no need to raise the car or take off the sump plug or undertray.
Gotcha, so just for convenience. Thought I might have to spend more money

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(25-05-2023, 08:30 PM)John Bilko Wrote:  
(25-05-2023, 12:36 PM)jemselectrical Wrote:  Excuse my ignorance, but why would you need one of these to change engine oil?

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I have a guard tray under the engine components and it is a nightmare to remove in order to access the sump plug.  OK, I made an access panel for accessing the oil plug so my first reason may be wiped out.  

The next problem is getting under the vehicle to access the panel I made and sump plug.  No room and a pain to jack up.  This alone is an incentive to work via the dipstick.

As suggested, I did have garage remove the oil and he used suction but this cost me a sum that made me seriously reconsider.  But he told me they suck the oil out at garages anyway!!  Go figure.

I have to confess that I have a suction extractor that runs off my compressor so I find myself  mucking about for ages setting it up which is why I wanted to get a manual one that I can use in the drive or even a 12v one.

So if you have used one how good is it?
Why not just get a drill pump? They sell them in Halfords dude

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(25-05-2023, 09:57 PM)jemselectrical Wrote:  Why not just get a drill pump? They sell them in Halfords dude

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 Got one but.......................
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If you're not in a hurry to get one, keep an eye out for these 12V pumps when these are next in LIDL, I bought one about five years ago and still works fine. They cost about £15 now [think I saw them in store about a month ago] but car stuff is in stock about 4 times a year. Even lent it out a couple of times. A work colleague had a Volvo where someone had seriously damaged the sump plug and he didn't want to chance wrecking the sump to get it out, so I just lent him the pump.
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