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Sucking the oil out, Pela 6000

Sep 29, 2019
383
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64,846
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Hymer Exsis
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20 years
Changed the oil and filter today on our Ducato based Hymer.

Took me 20 minutes......

I was never convinced by sucking the oil out, however after reading up on it I decided to try it and got a Pela 6000.

It makes it a doddle! No oil everywhere, no jacking up and dropping the plug into the oil, no cross threading the sump plug. Just change the filter while it sucks all the oil out.

I have used it on cars the past 12 months and was thoroughly converted. It works just as well on the motorhome and I can confirm, it got all the oil out!

You then just leave the oil in the extractor and tip it straight into the waste oil barrel at the tip.

I was sceptical but am now thoroughly converted!
 
Dec 6, 2011
5,615
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South Wales
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19,136
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Coach built Adria
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Since 2007
I have one as on my old smart car the only way to get the oil out was to suck it out of the dipstick hole. have used it when oil has been over filled. but i have not used it to change the oil on the Ducato "YET"!
 
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Sep 29, 2019
383
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Hymer Exsis
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It almost makes it pleasurable if that makes sense. ?

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Sep 29, 2019
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Tried it with a car and took off the sump plug, only a dribble of clean oil came out.

The oil pickup is above the bottom of the sump which then takes it through a filter anyway. If there was any crap in there, which I doubt, it won’t get picked up by the pump anyway and if it did, that’s what the filter is for.

I was as sceptical as everyone else, but it works.

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Sep 29, 2019
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Not doubting the idea or process, but how do you know you got all the oil out ?
Just another thought as well, I read on forums about the oil requirements of a Ducato at oil change. It was bang on, 5 litres came out and 5 went in. Bizarre as they are supposed to be 5.9 litres but even with a conventional change people were only getting 5 litres out.

I suppose you could do a conventional change if you are worried every other one.
 
Nov 2, 2014
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34,092
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A Class
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I'm a newbie
On Our 2009 3l Ducato I can not get the smaller tube all the way down the dip stick tube with my
Sealey oil sucker
Use it on the work van and car
 

BDM

Aug 17, 2013
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23
Norwich
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27,556
MH
Hymer 544
Exp
Since 2008
On Our 2009 3l Ducato I can not get the smaller tube all the way down the dip stick tube with my
Sealey oil sucker
Use it on the work van and car
2011 3l, I have the same problem.

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Captain Pants

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Dec 19, 2019
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Weinsberg PVC
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Since 1982
Great bit of kit, I use it on a marine engine, which you couldn’t otherwise drain, never tried it in the Ducato tho, surely easier to use conventional method?
 
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Sep 29, 2019
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There is no mess with the sucking out method. I don’t doubt if you have a ramp and a proper drain then it’s much of a much.

You still have to get the oil filter off which spills a bit I suppose but it is only a bit.
 

Captain Pants

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There is no mess with the sucking out method. I don’t doubt if you have a ramp and a proper drain then it’s much of a much.

You still have to get the oil filter off which spills a bit I suppose but it is only a bit.
Yes, personal preference I suppose. One thing I do recall with the Pela is it doesn’t work so well with neglected engines where sludge has built up, tending to get blocked and needing to be cleared with an air line.

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Dec 2, 2019
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van conversion
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I'm a newbie
I still prefer the old method, drain plug out over night. Then in the morning, pour some fresh to push the last bit of sludge out, before I do the nut up. If your sump nut is magnetic, you’ll be amazed by how much of fine particles can collect there. I soak the filter as well before fitting it. I use the syringe on gearboxes
 
Jul 6, 2016
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779
West Sussex
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43,954
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Carthago Chic A clas
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Since 1990
On Our 2009 3l Ducato I can not get the smaller tube all the way down the dip stick tube with my
Sealey oil sucker
Use it on the work van and car
Same here on my 3 litre Ducato. The dipstick tube seems to have quite a sharpish bend before it enters the sump. Couldn't get the plastic oil sucker pipe passed the bend. Wanted to suck some oil out....overfilled by the garage !!!

I have used the oil pump to fill with new oil via the rocker cover. Especially difficult, using normal methods, on an A-class with letterbox access.
 
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Sep 29, 2019
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I would agree they probably wouldn’t work with sludged up engines. Then again I wouldn’t ever let one of mine get to that stage.

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Captain Pants

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Dec 19, 2019
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I would agree they probably wouldn’t work with sludged up engines. Then again I wouldn’t ever let one of mine get to that stage.
If you persevere you can make it work, but it’s frustrating having to keep stopping and blowing the pipe through.
 
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