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Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump

$72.99

Model # 304503 | Mfg # 05060
Limited availability.
This was the top-rated manual pump in a recent Powerboat Reports test. Although they liked electric pumps better, they called the Topsider ''the only manual we'd seriously consider for changing our oil.''
  • Prime the vacuum pump with 50 to 60 strokes, release the pinch clamp on its suction probe, and return in 8 to 10 minutes to find oil and sludge drained into a 2 gallon container
  • Perfect for changing oil inside cramped engine rooms
  • Not to be used with gasoline

Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump

Type Oil Changers

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Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump
 
2.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)

Best Uses

  • Engine (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Casual/ recreational (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Great!

This vacuum pump worked great for me. It can be a little slow but warming up the oil first makes a big diffrence.

This vacuum pump worked great for me. It can be a little slow but warming up the oil first makes a big diffrence.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Design Flaws. Lazy Manufacturer?

Top Rated by Practical Sailor in it's genre, but they struck out on this one. Here's why you get conflicting reviews. There are two hoses, a stiff small one that goes into the...Read complete review

Top Rated by Practical Sailor in it's genre, but they struck out on this one. Here's why you get conflicting reviews. There are two hoses, a stiff small one that goes into the dipstick area, which connects to a larger diameter flexible poly hose that connects to the container. The flexible poly hose collapses under the vaccum produced by the pump, and closes off flow, particularly when the oil is at operating temps. Best is slightly warm so the hose resists collapsing entirely and doesn't misshape/flatten the hose permanently. Second problem is there are not enough threads for the pump, so the seal breaks easily. Third problem is the stiff hose end gets brittle over time and can break off in the oil pan. I am on my second set of hoses hoping the company had fixed two of these issues, but no, same problems. I have little tolerance for companies too lazy to solve poor engineering, material or design issues that are otherwise easily resolved. They don't deserve your support.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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4.0

I would buy this product again and recommend to a friend

By Todd

from Harrison Township, MI

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Crafts

    Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

    I use this pump to change the oil on my inboard engine. It has never failed me after years of use. Very good product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Does the job

    By ooil changer

    from colorado

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Changing boat/mower oil

      Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

      Does the job well.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Buy a different type

      By Tom

      from NH

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use
      • Doesn't work
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Kerosene Can

      Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

      Purchased this several years ago. Worked OK but not great the first time, then failed-oil wouldn't be extracted due to pressue not being developed. Had to keep pumping it to remove oil. Took over an hour to remove oil from a Sunbird i/o.
      Purchased different unit that works fine-wish I had purchaed it originally.

       
      1.0

      Worked for one season

      By Alex the Trouble Magnet

      from Penetanguishene, ON, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

          Worked OK the first time, though it took an hour of pumping to take all oil out (OMC King Cobra engine, about 5L of oil).

          By the next season, the pump could barely pull anything. Spend your money somewhere else.

           
          1.0

          MVP TOP SIDER OIL PUMP

          By Paisan

          from Lake Cumberland

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

              I have Twin 525's, the first time used the the MVP on the Port Engine, it worked well, about 10-12 Minutes, when I used it on the Starboard Motor, the Hose's started to collapse. Changed the Oil for the second time this season, hose's need replaced already. I would suggest spend the extra $$ and purchase an electric Oil Pump.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Design Flaws. Lazy Manufacturer?

              By jigray3

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Great Concept

              Cons

              • Design Issues

              Best Uses

              • Engine

              Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

              Top Rated by Practical Sailor in it's genre, but they struck out on this one. Here's why you get conflicting reviews. There are two hoses, a stiff small one that goes into the dipstick area, which connects to a larger diameter flexible poly hose that connects to the container. The flexible poly hose collapses under the vaccum produced by the pump, and closes off flow, particularly when the oil is at operating temps. Best is slightly warm so the hose resists collapsing entirely and doesn't misshape/flatten the hose permanently. Second problem is there are not enough threads for the pump, so the seal breaks easily. Third problem is the stiff hose end gets brittle over time and can break off in the oil pan. I am on my second set of hoses hoping the company had fixed two of these issues, but no, same problems. I have little tolerance for companies too lazy to solve poor engineering, material or design issues that are otherwise easily resolved. They don't deserve your support.

               
              1.0

              waste of time

              By MrBillSTL

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to Use
                • Ineffective
                • Takes Forever

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

                  I have a Mercruiser 7.4 that holds 7 qts. of oil. It takes about an hour to drain all the oil out through the dip stick. Extremly inefficient

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  DON'T believe the others

                  By CUZ

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

                      I've been trying to get the warm oil out of just 1 of my engines for over an hour. I surely would not recommend this to anyone let alone a friend.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      works great came damaged

                      By skippy

                      from manhawkin n.j.

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Engine

                        Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

                        product arrived damaged

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent

                        By Avid Fisherman

                        from Mesa, AZ

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Engine

                          Comments about Bigboy Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump:

                          After using this product. I wouldn't change my boat engine oil any other way now. Very simple to use, just warm the engine to heat up the oil for about 7-10 minutes. Then insert the vacuum hole into the oil dipstick wada boom wada bing your done just what for all the oil to be vacuumed out.

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