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Flat Tank Oil Changer

$144.99

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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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (8)
  • Good performance (7)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Large boats (10)
  • Small boats (9)
  • Personal crafts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (11), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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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
             
            5.0

            This oil pumpout worked great for us

            By Krissy

            from Key Peninsula WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

                Love it

                 
                1.0

                Beware!!!

                By Double D

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • None until they fix it.

                Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                I would buy again

                By Bill

                from PCI fl

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about West Marine Flat Tank Oil Changer:

                  Worked as advertised!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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