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Flat Tank Oil Changer

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Model # 14557417 | Mfg # C24541WM

Product Description

3.5gal. polyethylene tank with 12V pump makes oil changes easy!

Self-contained oil change system; Extracts oil up to SAE 50 viscosity and as low as 70°F (21°C); Dipstick tube entry for easy access and clean removal; 16 gauge battery cable with alligator clamps; Stable design with easy pour spout helps to prevent spills; Compact for easy storage; Fully assembled.

  • Extracts 5qt. (4.7L) of oil in less than 10 minutes
  • Uses Your Boat’s Power Source!
  • Drains 5qt. (4.7L) 0 oil pan in less than 10 minutes!
  • Heavy-duty power cord with fuse protection
  • Rugged non-collapsible suction tube
  • Self-priming diaphragm pump
  • Water-resistant ON/OFF switch

Oil Removal in 3 Steps

  1. Remove dipstick and insert suction tube
  2. Attache power cord clips to engine battery
  3. Switch pump on to drain crankcase
  • Flat tank: High-density polyethylene
  • Pump body: Electrodeposition cated (EDC) steel
  • Mounting base: Electrodeposition cated (EDC) aluminum
  • Diaphragm: Highly oil-resistant thermoplastic rubber
  • Valves: Highly oil-resistant fluoroelastomer
  • Motor: 12V DC w/integral power switch
  • Receiver: Plastic w/3.5 gallon (13.2L) tank
  • Battery leads: 7' (2.1cm) w/battery clips
  • Suction tube: 8' (2.4m) 1/4" (.64cm) OD, nylon

Owners Manual

Specs

Flat Tank Oil Changer

Type Oil Changers

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer
 
3.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (10)
  • Quiet (8)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

  • Poor design (6)
  • Lacks power (5)

Best Uses

  • Large boats (12)
  • Small boats (9)
  • Personal crafts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good pump for the money

This is a strong pump amd did the job. My only issue with the pump is that
It was pulling in air somewhere and did not give evan a some what even flowRead complete review

This is a strong pump amd did the job. My only issue with the pump is that
It was pulling in air somewhere and did not give evan a some what even flow
Mostly spitting the oil out. I did start the engines to warm up the oil so that is
Not the issue.not sure what caused that. Took a little longer than I thought it
would but did the job as expected for a good price.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware!!!

Beware. I bought this unit to change the transmission oil in my ZF marine transmissions. The oil is straight 40W. It took forever to pump out 4 gallons. It does not matter if...Read complete review

Beware. I bought this unit to change the transmission oil in my ZF marine transmissions. The oil is straight 40W. It took forever to pump out 4 gallons. It does not matter if you warm the oil because straight 40W does not thin down with heat. Also, there is no pressure relief valve on the tank so when you are pumping in the oil the air pressure inside the tank builds. If you have oil above the bottom of the drain cap it will force it out all over the bilge of your boat. Take my word for it. This is a bad design that needs help.

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4.0

Finally a pump that does a good job.

By Mosnow

from Alaska

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

    This is the best pump I've found so far. Much better than the models I've used in the past.

    Service and delivery comments:

    In stock at our local West Marine Store.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Works well to get the job done.

    By Mosnow

    from Alaska

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

      This pump works better than any other model I've tried in the past. It's good to have one that does the job.

      Service and delivery comments:

      In stock at the local West Marine Store.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I was satisfied with the operation.

      By Mark

      from Port Charlotte, FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Took 45 minutes to empty oil pan

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

        Instructions said it would empty a typical oil pan in 10 minutes. It took much longer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Not very good

        By Dennis to Builder

        from Lake Havasu

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Lacks Power

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

        Iwould not pump Oil and kept blowing up container

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        This pump worked great.

        By Big G

        from Moorescille, NC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats

          Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

          This pump pumped out 5 quarts of 20-50 Motor Oil in about 10 minuets. I do recommend at least running the engine a few minuets to warm up the oil.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          goo product

          By jim

          from md

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Performance
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Personal Crafts
            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

            good , item so far

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Took forever to pump

            By Bob

            from Alabama

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Lacks Power
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

            I did not find this product to perform as advertised.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This unit was the perfect answer for an oilchange.

            By footer

            from Annapolis, MD 21401

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Performance
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats
              • Personal Crafts
              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

              Since the boat is on a lift, environmentally speaking this unit was the best solution to no pollution since there was no container exchange potential for spillage since it is self-congained.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Compact enough to fit in most spaces, especially on my ski boat, not much space to maneuver.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Yes I would but this item again

              By N/A

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Performance
              • Reliable
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats
              • Personal Crafts
              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

              I should have purchased this item ten years ago.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Beware! Do not buy this piece of useless junk.

              By Sailor Jerry

              from Beaufort NC

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Lacks Power
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

                  I returned two of these pieces of junk to WestMarine and I'm now on my third. It's motor just burnt out. Had smoke coming out of it and blew the fuse. The motor is way too underpowered and there's very little suction. Takes forever to extract just one gallon of oil, even when the oil is hot. This is not a useful product. Don't waste your money!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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