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Offline Cheburashka

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Sucking oil out instead of dropping drain plug?
« on: September 29, 2017, 09:30:57 PM »
Has anyone tried sucking the oil out instead of dropping the drain plug, to do an oil change?

Does it allow for removal of more or less oil?


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Re: Sucking oil out instead of dropping drain plug?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 11:06:20 PM »
Where are you planning to "suck" the oil from? The oil filler cap is in the clutch cover...there's no way to get a hose into the bottom of the sump from there.
My other question would be why? It's easier to pull the sump plug and drain as normal.

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Re: Sucking oil out instead of dropping drain plug?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 05:37:22 AM »
Was this method not pioneered by the likes of "Jiffylube" in the USA, for car oil changes- for the simple reason that it was quicker?

No need to put a car up on a ramp to change the oil.

As has been alluded to - on bike engines, the chance of getting a tube into the sump from the filler cap - is less likely anyway.   Otherwise - sure, it would be a good way at least - of removing some oil if overfilled in the first place.


 


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