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I am looking for information on if the Hand Pump Oil / Liquid Extractors are compatible with 1992 Volvo 240s for the purpose of changing the oil. I live in a city, with out access to a garage or drive way. Getting under the car is a challange. I currently go to Jiffy lube, but would like to change my own oil. I saw one of these devices in a magazing and considered buying it. It would allow me to drain the oil though the dip stick tube.<p>Has any one tried this. Does it work. I go a mixed review on one post I found on Brick Board. I need more informaiton.<p><br>Thank you,<p>-Robert
 

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Re: Hand Pump Oil / Liquid Extractor (RobbyCU)

Yeah they work, but they're not the best way of draining the oil. Sometimes a bit of old oil remains -- usually the stuff with the most contaminants in it.<p>The drain plug is still the best way.<p>
 

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I agree with you, Paul. The only way to wash out the crud is to pull the pan drain plug (preferably when the oil's good & hot).<p> I can sympathize with your plight, Robby, regarding locale for an oil change; I live in an insanely rules-oriented community that prompts angry 'phone calls if I so much as pop my hood. I didn't know what I was getting into... but I'm vigorously trying to get out. Lesson learned... what looks beautiful on the surface often needs more sacrifice than is healthy.<p> The guy who runs the place I work at is really cool, so I work on my car in the parking lot (when I'm not on the clock, of course!). When I stripped down my '68 and had the remainder towed off, I had his blessing to conduct the project there. This is your best hope; use your parking lot at your job (it's easy to get the OK, I've found).<br> Failing that, many enthusiast clubs have places to work on your car (though this usually involves cash, but can have a lot of other benefits). If you have something (say, parking privelages, a hook-up for free coffee, etc.) that a suburbanite might like, consider looking for someone whod' be willing to use a bit of your perqs in exchange for a spot to change your oil.<p> You see where I'm going with this... be creative!<p> Failing that, just change your oil in some conspicuous parking lot that has no private security. At 11 in the morning. On a Sunday. If you're brazen and unapologetic, no one will wonder about you, or question you... trust me on this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p> I can't speak for the right coast, but up here on the lefty coast almost every auto parts store accepts used motor oil for recycling (some charge a small fee, some are free... depends on the chain). A drain pan that can be sealed tight for transport can be had for about $5.00 (probably more where you are, but then we don't have any sales taxes. Life is good). Again, can be had from most any auto parts store.<p> I've never been back east, but from what I've seen and heard, it's probably not going to be easy to find a recycler; but hopping on teh interweb popped up quite a few places.<p> Try the Fort Totten transfer station, for example, at 4900 Bates Road Northeast. It's free to drop off oil if you have a D.C. driver's licence.<p> There are several other places; follow this link <A HREF="http://www.earth911.org/master.asp?s=ls&cat=1&serviceid=1&state=DC&city=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.earth911.org/master...city=</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Alaric at 1:46 AM 7-9-2006</i>
 
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