Using an oil sump pump

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Using an oil sump pump

Post by Icanfixanything » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:17 pm

I have always drained the oil through the sump plug but am considering using a vacuum pump through the dipstick tube.
Anyone else use this method for the 1.2 petrol engine?

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Re: Using an oil sump pump

Post by chemistman » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Would that remove all of the sludge that settles at the bottom of the sump? I know professionals use this method but this is for speed.

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Re: Using an oil sump pump

Post by Seronix843 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:09 am

I’m interested in the response to this too. What are the risks using an oil extractor pump instead of the sump plug? I can’t see why it would cause any problems?

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Re: Using an oil sump pump

Post by Klesmy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:50 pm

I would always spend the time to drain properly! Take the plug out a new seal costs a few pence and then you’re gonna get loads of the crap out the engine too! As already mentioned the sludge collects I the sump and best way is to drain it so the oil drags it out
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