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Engine Oil Extraction via dipstick tube ?

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by TILTNTURN, May 16, 2018.

  1. TILTNTURN

    TILTNTURN Active Member

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    Have just bought another CLK this time a 2008 CDi220 .
    I appreciate it doesnt have a dipstick fitted but does have the tube obviously .

    Is it possible to draw the engine oil from the dipstick tube or do I have to get my shorts dirty and get under the car .

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Yes, it's mainly how MB do it, you will get 95% of the oil out this way too.
     
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    The Pela 6000 on ebay will go down the dipstick tube . Popular pump on this forum . I'm a big fan of them. I use it to replace atf as well .
     
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    TILTNTURN

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    Cheers Gents . Ive got a pump I use to extract oil from other cars just didnt know if the Merc DS tube would accept a plastic tube down it .
     
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    How dirty will the 5% be.
     
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    Same as the 95% :D . Just a smaller amount
     
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    About as dirty as the 95%. Using the pump is often more effective than draining via the plug.
     
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    As dirty as the other 95%
     
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    Unfortunately having retired at 52 years young due to 4 unhappy discs in my spine , 3 heart attacks and a triple bypass { oh he`s such an attention seeker !}Im not just as agile as id like to be that and the fact ive become very lazy makes me more happy to be in the upright position and be doing something other than watching telly .
     
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    Here's my routine for oil changes on my 129 (8 litre sump, 6 litre pump).
    1. Warm up oil to make it easier to extract.
    2. Insert tube and pump up pressure.
    3. Check oil flowing and go inside house.
    4. Put kettle on.
    5. Come back out and once 4 litres has been extracted stop pump. Empty reservoir into suitable container.
    6. Re-insert tube and start extraction again.
    7. Go inside, make cup of coffee and find biscuits.
    8. Come back out and wait till pump stops suckingoil. Start to consume coffee and biscuits during this time.
    9. Start pouring first 4 litres of new oil in.
    10. Wait till all drained into sump.
    11. Drink more coffee and eat another biscuit.
    12. Pour in remaining oil till dipstick says it is nearly at maximum.
    13. Finish coffee.
    14. Change filter (do this after finishing biscuits - old engine oil isn't a good dunking replacement for tea or coffee)
    15. Run engine briefly.
    16. Check oil level and top up as required.
    17. Clean up, empty pump into suitable container.
    18. Go inside for celebratory beer.
     
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    LOL . Are you ok LK .
    I could not have put it better myself then again as my better half just said . Your is humorous , mine generally isnt .
    I have one of those electric attach to your battery and flatten it types of pumps that i generally stick the back stuff into an old 4.5 ltr oil tub .
    My lovely and always correct other half has asked if its important the brand of biscuits or will supermarket own brand be ok ?
    I have sooo much to learn !!
     
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    Has to be chocolate hob nobs....
     
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    I have a cheap pump I bought in Lidl, done the job on the w203.

    It probably would have been quicker to do it the old fashioned way, but using the pump is clean and easy. Left it running and went and had a cuppa!

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    machine mart 32£ for the win with me, straight into an empty 20L oil container.
     
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    I’ve wondered about this method, and wanted to query - 1. is the drain plug magnetic?
    2. Wouldn’t pump method tend to miss any metal particles/heavy goop in the bottom of sump, that plug removal may drain?
    3. If yes to above, would it make sense to change the oil more frequently to try and clear it/avoid sludge build up?
     
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    The drain plug isn't magnetic , but you can buy called goldplug I think . The main dealer usually pumps out from the top anyway .
     
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    If you are getting any magnetic or metallic particles in your engine oil you need more than an oil change.
    When I've checked the remaining oil in sumps after using the suction method the amount left in there varies from a tablespoon full to half a tea cup. Insignificant imo.
     
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    This is the get fat method of changing oil then...all those biscuits!
     
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    We need this tested so...I volunteer you.

    1 Use a pump to drain as much as you can, then,
    2 Jack up car, undo sump plug and tell us what happens next.
     
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    Not necessarily true on a new vehicle, and in that instance not necessarily terminal. :)
     

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