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I used to use a Sealey hand operated vacuum pump to extract the engine oil on my R75 diesel during oil changes. The filter was readily accessible so I never had to get under the car.

Now, the oil filter on The Princess, being a diesel S-Type, is right at the top of the engine between the banks but I'm now wondering whether an electric oil extraction pump would make an adequate job of extracting the sump oil.

Something like THIS

Has anyone had any experience of this sort of pumps in this application please?

Any replies much appreciated.

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Hi

Ive got a similar unit that does suction and pumps oil as well

Ive found you can only get the oil out at a certain speed, with these vacuum systems

if you want it out fast, you need to pull the sump plug

it comes out faster with the vac system if the oil is hot, but if you use the plastic pipes that come with the kit, they collapse with the heat and suction

you want a thin metal tube that goes down the dipstick hole, but some cars it wont work in because the tube bend on the way down, if the dip tube is straight it will work well with a metal tube

cheers

joe

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I recall seeing a machine to do this kind of oil change on a forecourt of a garage in Leeds in the early 90's. 

If I remember you paid £2 and put the probe in the dipstick hole then pressed go. 

 

Only problem i can can see is your not getting the clag out from the very bottom of the sump. 

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I agree with Andy, using a pump may be an easy method but you run the risk of leaving any sludge in the bottom of the sump, not that draining the oil via the sump plug guarantees this but at least you have a better chance of removing at least some of it..  I like to run the engine for about a minute before pulling the sump plug, not enough to heat the oil but enough to stir up any sludge/ metallic particles so that it can run out with the old oil. 

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I use a Sealey hand vacuum type with  a bicycle brake cable with the inner removed inserted into the soft pipe. like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-TP696-Vacuum-Oil-Fluid-Extractor-Manual-5-5ltr-/151176417311?hash=item2332d1101f:g:G8EAAOSwr81UQSzN

I used it to removed a small amount of oil from the Jag because it was showing just over maximum on the dip stick.

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I use a Sealey hand vacuum type with  a bicycle brake cable with the inner removed inserted into the soft pipe. like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-TP696-Vacuum-Oil-Fluid-Extractor-Manual-5-5ltr-/151176417311?hash=item2332d1101f:g:G8EAAOSwr81UQSzN

I used it to removed a small amount of oil from the Jag because it was showing just over maximum on the dip stick.

Hi there, as stated, you MUST really check oil levels regularly.....high levels, oil rising is a real issue can be very expensive.

Check often and as failed regens dump fuel into the oil and the level rises, when doing a change ensure to fill just below half way to allow for this., I probably do around 3-4 oil changes per year due to this issue.

Hope it helps

Good luck

I do check oil level every couple of days, I used the sealey because it was on maximum when I bought it so took some out after reading up on this forum topic. I do a 59 mile run every weekend to visit mum so it gets a good clear out [emoji6] . Oil level hasn't changed since. [emoji1]

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The S Type dipstick can drag up oil from the sump due to its design. 

I check my oil every week and when I pull out the dipstick it is usually below the maximum mark and after I have wiped it and dipped it again it usually reads just over the maximum mark.

My car had a new engine at 28k while in Jaguar ownership, and I often wonder if the dipstick tube was slightly bent when being refitted.

Curious  ---  but the car is running beautifully and the no warnings at all.

Peter.

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