Do-it-yourself Oil Extractor


| January/February 2006


Lawn mowers, tillers and other power equipment all need oil changes as a part of their routine maintenance. This task usually involves removing drain plugs, which can lead to messy spills, and many of us tend to skip the task just to avoid the hassle. But, failure to change the oil will reduce the life of your engine.

Now there's a product that makes it easy to change your oil. North Carolina-based Pela Products has released an oil extractor designed specifically for small jobs.

It's affordable ($29.99), and we found it quick and easy to use ? drop the long tube down the engine's dipstick pipe, pump five to 10 times in a row to create a vacuum and watch the oil drain into the container. The PELA 2000 oil change pump has a capacity of 2.5 liters (1 liter equals about 1 quart). In addition to garden and yard equipment, it is especially handy for draining boat engines. Be sure to properly dispose of used oil, which should never be poured directly onto soil or down sewer drains. (Visit Earth 911 to find a local oil-recycling center.)

The oil extractor comes in two other sizes: a 6-liter version ($43.99) and a 6.5-liter size ($69.99). For more information, call (888) 272-7964 or go to Pela Products.
Andy Leong
2/24/2011 3:26:06 PM

Pela 650 review: I bought 10 of these Pela 650 for our auto shop. One of the pumps did not work. The other pump had hardly any vacuum. I emailed Pela Products and we went back and forth. The guy told me to use duct tape on the one that did not work but that did not solve the problem. He did not offer any solution to the one that had hardly any suction. I asked him if there is a local warranty center in my area but he did not answer my question.


THOMAS HAAREN
6/1/2006 12:00:00 AM

I have both 12 volt electric pump ALSO a vacumm extractor!I find both savers excelent tools! I change my daughters 05 jetta TDI What a god send I dont have to mess with engine shield screws !! want to save time ? Hook both of these items up IN SERIES . NOW TELL ME they are NG!!TOM the retired DIESEL MECHANIC PS both items purchased NORTHERN TOOL CATALOGHAPPY DRAINING !!


1 spooky j
5/6/2006 12:00:00 AM

This sounds like a dandy thing for draining out the gass tanks on riding mowers etc. that you put away for storage . Jim.






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