A Faster Oil Change
By Fred Sidelinger, Sales Representative
It’s that time of year when many boaters are performing their last oil change of the season. One of the biggest challenges is removing the old oil from the engine.
Three options for this are: draining, hand pumps, and electric pumps. A permanent oil drain hose and fitting can be used to facilitate draining. A ½” drain plug adapter is installed in the oil pan, and a hose w/ end cap is then used to drain the oil. When not in use the hose is supported by a clamp holder. These are normally used when the boat is out of the water, and the hose can be led out the bilge drain. Part # is 18080-0000 for the permanent oil drain hose w/ fittings.
Hand pumps are self priming and can be used to draw oil up through the dipstick tube. These are supplied w/ two ½” x 3’ hoses and two sizes of dipstick probes ¼” x 40 “and 5/16” x 40”. Adapters and connectors are included. Part # is 33799-0000
We have two types of electric pumps. One of them is the electric drill pump. The pump body fits a ¼” drill chuck for a cordless drill, and can be used in conjunction w/ the permanent oil drain hose set up, or a dipstick probe can be used through the dipstick tube. It includes the pump, hose adapters, ¼ “ x 40” probes and connections. This pump has a flow rate of 3.5 GPM. Part # is 17215-0000
The other is a 12v DC electric pump and motor that would connect to you battery terminals through an 8’ cable. The pump connections are ¾” ips (garden hose) fittings and could be used w/ the permanent oil drain hose kit as well. The part # is 8050-305-626 (Picture not available)
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