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It seems the extraction method can be kind of hit or miss with some vehicles. It seemed to work well with my W140 but not my S2000.

I have read a couple of posts where a Top-Sider has worked well, but nothing to confirm that it does as well or better than a traditional drain.

thanks for any input.
 

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Alabasi - thanks for the input. What model do you use?

Is there any difference in performance among the units? Does one have better transporting spent oil to recycling over the other?
 

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Hi, I have this one: Pneumatic Oil Extractor



It uses an air compressor to create a vacuum that sucks the oil out. I've not use any other one, but this one seems to work pretty well. You need to pull a vacuum a couple of times, but that's a small price to pay considering that I can now change oil in a white linen suit :)

You have to manually drain it. I have a couple of 2.5 gallon jugs that I usually use for transporting but this time, a buddy of mine stopped by with his 82 Mercedes Benz 300SD and dumped the contents of the container into his fuel tank.
 

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Mercedes dealer's use pneumatic top sider's - just remember two things:

1) You have a 8 1/2 qts to pull out so get sufficient capacity

2) hand vacuum units do work well - but it takes a bit of time - like 10 minutes - and a couple of added pumps to keep a good flow
 

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8.5 QTS? WIS and AllData both show 8 quarts w/ filter change.

EDIT: Strike that. It is 8Liters which is approx 8.5 quarts.
 

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It seems the extraction method can be kind of hit or miss with some vehicles. It seemed to work well with my W140 but not my S2000.

I have read a couple of posts where a Top-Sider has worked well, but nothing to confirm that it does as well or better than a traditional drain.

thanks for any input.
I use the Mityvac 7201. It works great - very easy to use. I extract my oil from the engine then pump the old oil into my 2 1/2 gal can and take it to the recycler. Extraction takes about 10 mins, during that time I prepare the new oil filer and O rings, get my new 8+ qts of oil ready and check tire pressure, etc. Very clean and simple. :thumbsup:
 

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I use one I bought of ebay. Works fine. Use it for the E55 and our R350. The R has a HUGE piece of plastic under it with about 12 mounting tabs.
 
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