Combined with an easy install and the time saved, this kit is a great way to save money on quick, easy oil changes.
How Does It Work?
Why continue to change oil the old-fashioned way? That involves jacks, ramps, drain plugs, and hot oil, and when youre all done, chances are youll end up getting more oil on you than in the drain pan.
The Spectre Oil Change System changes the way you change your oil by relocating your oil drain and filter to a handy spot at the top of your engine compartment. Once its installed, just lift up the hood, and in minutes the job is done.
The kit comes with a high-speed pump to drain the oil, an engine block adapter, an remote filter adapter, flexible tubing, and installation hardware.
Unlike siphon pumps, the Spectre oil change kit pumps the oil out from the drain plug at the bottom of the crankcase, meaning no sludge or residue is left in the oil pan. Just like a traditional oil change, the kit removes all of the oil and sludge--just without the hassle of getting under the car.
Once the kit is installed, this is how easy it is to change your oil:
It's that easy and only takes minutes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The unit is very well made, comes with every imaginable fitting, and has pretty decent instructions - not that it's rocket science, but it helps to have some pointers.
The kit comes with five "filter adapter sleeves" of various sizes (basically a threaded insert that fits the center threads in a filter). I used the copper colored (close to rose gold in color) for the upper and lower filter adapter.
I ran the two hoses from the lower filter adapter, which screwed in where the filter originally was, up the upper filter adapter that I mounted on the passenger side fender. I used the provided zip ties to secure the hoses. The hose comes as one long piece and needs to be cut. I had about 10 inches of hose left over.
Since I did not like the idea of having to plug the pump into the power outlets in the cab and taking a chance that the surge of oil would dislodge the drain line from the container, I installed a 12 Volt outlet next to the battery. Now I can see everything when I start the pump and ensure no mess. I can also plug in a light if I need to while on a trip.
It has been two weeks since I installed the kit and around 800 miles. No leaks!
All in all I believe the kit is well manufactured and easy to install. The weak link may be the 12 volt pump, but there are plenty on the market if it ever fails.Read more ›
However, the quality of the parts and assembly of this kit leave something to be desired. The first thing I noticed was the Teflon sealing tape used for some of the connections. It was very sloppy and some pieces of the tape were oddly discolored. Worst of all was that there were loose pieces of tape within parts that would have been exposed to flowing oil. They were still attached - but just barely. Many people prefer plumber';s paste because of the problem that Teflon tape can have in breaking loose inside an oil system. This could have been easily fixed by me if I were using these parts, but I wonder if most others would have bothered even if they were to use these parts.
Now, for the parts I am using I was a little concerned when the wire/hose ties included in the kit were so brittle they broke even before they were cinched down in place. Not a big deal since I have plenty of my own I could use.
When I opened the package I laid out all the parts on my workbench to make sure the kit was complete and just to get an overview of what was included. I had to leave the room for about 15 minutes and when I came back I found the pump had leaked out quite a bit of some oily substance all over my workbench. I don't think the unit is "used".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I installed this in my 1986 Nissan hardbody. Before installing this kit, the oil filter was in an awkward location behind the passenger side front wheel. Read morePublished 13 months ago by 47_MasoN_47
The filter relocation kit should be $50 or so. I bought the kit and the pump for half that on Amazon. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mark L. Smith
I have purchased a couple of these.
Pros: - Lots of fittings included so most every engine is covered for installation. Read more
This oil kit is unbelievable for the money. Its easy to install and the kit comes with all the hardware needed and then some to get the job done.Published 17 months ago by D. Peoples
SEARCHED ALL OVER FOR A 20MM TO 20MM FILTER RELOCATION.THIS KIT SEEMED TO GOOD TO BE TRUE BUT I FIGURED ID CHANCE THE 24.00. WELL I'M GLAD I DID! Read morePublished 19 months ago by David Reidel
Could not have purchased a better product for the application. Would recommend this product for anyon who has a large boat or truck.Published 20 months ago by niterider09
Like others, I bought this for the parts and there are plenty of them.
The filter adapters appear to be made of Pot Metal, so I'm not sure I would want to permanently install... Read more
I did not use these as intended. I did relocate the oil filters to less insane places but it is a breez for me to run my cars upramps and drop the oil. and the pump is slow. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Greg West
I am using it for various projects and the parts are exactly what I needed. A Good Buy!!! for the money.Published 23 months ago by J. Kanterakis