Need to change oil

AUGSX

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I live in a community with restrictions, I can't have the car up on jack stands, I have heard of people using a pump to extract the oil. What pump, how to do it and were to buy it are my questions.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Aug
 

AndyBees

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If you have the vehicle up on stands, changing the oil from the bottom is a few screws away. You just need a catch container to place under the pan. Then pour the old oil in the containers for re-cycling.

Others will chime in on the various methods and tools to do a vacuum change, which is done from the top using the dip stick hole rather than the bottom.
 

loganbmx4gt

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Do ramps fall under that category? Apparently nobody does their own maintenance in your neighborhood?
 

Ski in NC

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I drive mine up on two pieces of cut 2x8 boards. Two boards under each front tire. Just lifts it 3inches and thats enough room to do the oil change.
 

AUGSX

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No lifts, ramps or jack stands. I am looking for specific info on an oil change pump.
 

whitedog

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Pela oil extractor is what you want to search for. There is lots of reading about it, but the bottom line is that the 99% believe that it is a great option for those with limited access to a place for automotive repair.
 

JSWTDI09

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Randall

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Oil extractors

I use a Pella oil pump I got at Cabella's. Many out door sporting goods and boat stores sell them. People use them to change oil on their boats.

I have a panzer plate on my bug so using a pump is way easy. I would never do it the hard way again. I even suck the oil out around the filter housing.
 

Honeydew

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Check out your local west marine. I have the moeller they sell which is now west marine-branded. It works great.
 

whitedog

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I use a Pella oil pump I got at Cabella's. Many out door sporting goods and boat stores sell them. People use them to change oil on their boats.

I have a panzer plate on my bug so using a pump is way easy. I would never do it the hard way again. I even suck the oil out around the filter housing.

It would help searching if I had spelled Pella correctly.
 
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