What did you do today?

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Shoze 9L Manual Vacuum Oil Pump...
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paulplom wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:06 pm Got a new tool delivered this morning. I imagine the van is desperate for an oil change. They didn't do it on the last two services I paid for. No idea how it works and the instructions are pish.
I’ve got a similar thing to that. Stick one end of the tube into the pump, it should be obvious which end. Stick the other end down the dip stick tube (take the dip stick out first). Pump away. You should see the oil sucking up the tube. Easy as that.
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Looks like the one I bought a few years ago, if so, good bit of kit. If a tad slow...

Sort out the various pipes you need to go down the dipstick tube, then pump away to build up some vacuum and go and do something els while it sucks the dregs out. Worked a treat on the SLK and, according to the specs, it got every bit of oil out of the sump.

I bought petrol today, it's gone DOWN to £138.9 so I filled the Jag up to the brim.
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Re: What did you do today?

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brandersnatch wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:49 pm
paulplom wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:06 pm Got a new tool delivered this morning. I imagine the van is desperate for an oil change. They didn't do it on the last two services I paid for. No idea how it works and the instructions are pish.
I’ve got a similar thing to that. Stick one end of the tube into the pump, it should be obvious which end. Stick the other end down the dip stick tube (take the dip stick out first). Pump away. You should see the oil sucking up the tube. Easy as that.
Warm the engine up first to make the oil flow more easily.

Ben
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BenHar wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:21 pm
brandersnatch wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:49 pm
paulplom wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:06 pm Got a new tool delivered this morning. I imagine the van is desperate for an oil change. They didn't do it on the last two services I paid for. No idea how it works and the instructions are pish.
I’ve got a similar thing to that. Stick one end of the tube into the pump, it should be obvious which end. Stick the other end down the dip stick tube (take the dip stick out first). Pump away. You should see the oil sucking up the tube. Easy as that.
Warm the engine up first to make the oil flow more easily.

Ben
What will I use to warm it up?
Will an electric fan heater do?
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Top Tip!

As soon as you have finished sucking oil out with one of those, empty the bloody thing.
If you think it will sit there just fine so you can whack another four litres in there you may get a surprise.

I tried to empty the lawnmower as well and after sitting full of warm oil it decided to piss oil out the bottom of the unit instead of building a vacuum.
Yours may be different of course but its from the same Great Bunch Of Lads.
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Went to Sooth Shields via the Tyne Tunnel. Exhaust in the tunnel was most excellent.
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paulplom wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:27 pm
BenHar wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:21 pm
brandersnatch wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:49 pm

I’ve got a similar thing to that. Stick one end of the tube into the pump, it should be obvious which end. Stick the other end down the dip stick tube (take the dip stick out first). Pump away. You should see the oil sucking up the tube. Easy as that.
Warm the engine up first to make the oil flow more easily.

Ben
What will I use to warm it up?
Will an electric fan heater do?
Dunno, why don't you ask a heating engineer?

Ben
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I discovered the window winder on a Mk6 transit is held on by a spring clip that slips over the splined shaft. Awkward and annoying. At least I got the door latch working again so the fannying about wasn't for nothing.

I've been having bother getting the electrons from the battery of the Davie Broon to the starter, so replaced the earth lead which was a partial success. I'm now getting quite the fireworks display from a bolt on the front frame between battery and chassis.

I tried to video it while turning the engine to find out what was going on.
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Re: What did you do today?

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BenHar wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:36 pm
paulplom wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:27 pm
BenHar wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:21 pm

Warm the engine up first to make the oil flow more easily.

Ben
What will I use to warm it up?
Will an electric fan heater do?
Dunno, why don't you ask a heating engineer?

Ben
No such job.
We're plumbers. You need a degree to be an engineer. Not many plumbers have got those.
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