TRAC Fluid Extractor Hand Pump
ok for the price
The first one I bought the handle broke as soon as I took it out of the plastic. Went back to my local Basspro and got it exchange right away. Headed back home to try it out and I was able to change the oil in the boat in about 15 minutes.
You have to pump for the flow to continue. I would have given it a better rating if the 1st one wouldn't have broken when I took it out of the packaging. I would recommend it to anyone that ones to save money in changing their own oil instead of paying the overcharge price you would pay at a boat repair location.
May 3, 2011
Great design but not perfect
I used the Trac T10060 to pump out my car's oil through the dipstick. What I like about this pump in comparison to other hand pumps, is that the drain outlet is located at the bottom instead of the top of the pump barrel (oil is less likely to seep through the pump rod). One drawback is that the inlet hose collapses easily, which constricts but does not stop the oil flow (easily fixed by getting a stronger hose at a hardware store). Another small drawback is that because of the pump's internal valve, you have to constantly pump (not too hard because the handle could break) and can't fall back on gravity siphoning. It took me a half hour of constant hand pumping to remove 5 quarts of oil ... so my arm was tired. However, there was no messy oil leakage that you encounter with other hand pumps, including more expensive ones.
July 7, 2011
To begin with the small hose wasn't small enough to fit through my dipstick, so I made a trip to Home Depot for a true 1/4" hose. After pumping for 20 minutes and getting a fee ounces of oil out of the engine, I pulled the hose off the end and checked for suction...almost nothing. It's in a bag on the way back to BassPro with family waiting to go boating.
July 12, 2014
Don't Waste Your Money
Well, it went together easily and pumped about 2-3 gallons of gas out of the boat without an issue before it got harder and harder to pump. It wasn't long before I could barely pump it without feeling like I was going to break the handle.
June 1, 2014