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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®

by PowerReviews
West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer
 
3.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

62%

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 (15), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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! Do not buy this piece of useless junk.

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...Read complete review

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!

Reviewed by 22 customers

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1.0

Would have been perfect, but wouldn't pick up a prime....

By JohnB

from Wilmington, NC

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Would not pick up a prime

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

      This was the perfect size to go down in between the twin 5.7L engines in my boat. I was really looking forward to making the job of changing oil much easier. Right out of the box, I hooked everything up and clipped on the power clips, the pump started but would not pick up a prime, so basically completely useless. I tried different batteries, switched engines (which were warm as I had just warmed them up), with no luck. I went back to my old electric drill powered pump which was inconvenient but at least worked. I returned this to West Marine and was cheerfully given a full refund.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The service I received, both when purchasing and returning, was excellent.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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

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