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Removed the old oil from my lawnmower PERFECTLY!
on August 30, 2012
I almost didn't buy this pump because it wasn't very well rated by Amazon buyers. But I had to try something and I'm glad I went with this pump. I just used it to remove the oil from my rider mower because I couldn't budge the drain plug. But this little pump worked beautifully for that purpose. Before I started, I read the directions. Instead of using both orange hoses, I used only one and trimmed off about 8 inches in which I placed the "dipstick hose" according to the directions and then attached the 8 inch orange hose to the top of the pump. I also trimmed the dipstick hose to about 12 inches. (I was thinking that maybe pumping the oil a shorter distance would help the pump work more efficiently. But now that I've done the job, I don't think trimming the hoses mattered.)I used the rest of that orange hose to attach it to the bottom of the pump. I let the mower run for about 3 minutes to heat up the oil, place the dipstick hose in the dipstick hole on the mower and the other orange hose went into a bottle on the ground to catch the old oil. I pumped it a few times and soon the oil was flowing out of the mower into the bottle! NO PROBLEMS!!! If you have to change your lawnmower oil, this is a good way to go.