I WILL be making this fluid extractor pump, so awesome!

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I made one out of a glass peanut butter jar 35 years ago. Works great. Don't worry it won't implode even if you do pull a deep vacuum (which you never will). Great for the smaller jobs, brakes, power steering etc.
 

dwcopple

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Originally Posted by Ozonkiller
I made one out of a glass peanut butter jar 35 years ago. Works great. Don't worry it won't implode even if you do pull a deep vacuum (which you never will). Great for the smaller jobs, brakes, power steering etc.
it is incredible and I'll be using it a ton in the future. I will be doing a brake bleed soon as I am swapping in some new calipers on my Mustang. Do I just put the vac line on the bleeder and activate it before or after cracking the bleeder screw?
 

4WD

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Yes … From an antique store … a collector here has a set in six pack holder (and yeah, I now have an old VW hood that must become something) …
 

4WD

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Tried this one out today … claims to draw a quart in 6 minutes … I spent a half hour to get two quarts of Dexron VI out. Not the greatest …

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Originally Posted by dwcopple
Originally Posted by Fawteen
No thanks. I'll use pickle jars for pickles, and my Mityvac for fluid extraction.
watch the video. He pulls a gallon of oil in about 30 seconds or less. Way better than a MityVac.
How many "gallons" can you get in your little pickle jar? I get about 2.5 gallons in my Mityvac, and it drains the 8+ quarts of oil in my Silverado in about 5 minutes-just enough time for me to replace the filter.
 

Y_K

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Leave the guy alone, he is having fun after all. More objects in my garage is not going to work for me, I already try to get of 2 objects per day. Mityvac 7201 here for 16 years, just bought new quality high-temp hoses. Otherwise takes less than 10 minutes to evacuate 7.5 qt sumps of motor while it is warm.
 
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Thanks for sharing! I all ready have a vac for a.c. so if the need comes up I guess I can make a vac for oil.
 

dwcopple

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Originally Posted by Mel12
Thanks for sharing! I all ready have a vac for a.c. so if the need comes up I guess I can make a vac for oil.
attaboy!
 
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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Originally Posted by Audios
A mityvac is only about 70$ wouldnt it be better to have a warranty?
How reliable is the Mityvac ?
As long as its not stored in the sun- very. I've recently seen (Here I think) a broken one (first I've seen in prob 20 years) the plastic looked highly degraded by UV. Its made from thick plastic and can take a decent level of rough handling. Mine has seen hundreds of uses and still going strong. UD
 

JTK

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Originally Posted by 4WD
Tried this one out today … claims to draw a quart in 6 minutes … I spent a half hour to get two quarts of Dexron VI out. Not the greatest …
Yep. I bought the ~3qt version of that Trac oil extractor. I spent that much time trying to extract about a cup of cold ATF out of my 2015 Nissan Versa 4spd AT. Calling it not the greatest is being generous.
 

dwcopple

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I used my pump tonight to do the rear diff on my Mustang. The cold fluid took about 4 minutes to suck out 2 quarts. So awesome. Glad it worked for thick gear oil.
 
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