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WEST MARINE Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket

Model # 14557425Mfg # C24542WM

$199.99

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Product Description

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; Stable bucket design helps to prevent spills; 16 gauge battery cable with alligator clamps; Stable design with easy pour spout helps to prevent spills; Includes garden hose adapter and clamp for dipsticks with GHT male threaded ends; Fully assembled.
  • Uses Your Boat’s Power Source!
  • 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
  • Bucket/Lid: 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: 8' (2.4cm) w/battery clips
  • Suction tube: 3 1/4" (1m) 1/4" (.64cm) OD, nylon
  • Suction Hose: 4' (1.2m) 1/2" (1.3cm) Neoprene

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West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (6)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large boats (5)
  • Personal crafts (4)
  • Small boats (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

this is a must for oil changes no hassle

By Marky Mark

from Toms River New Jersey

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Quiet
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

    I was amazed how quickly it took the oil out of the engine

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    junk

    By Captain Tony

    from Pompano florida

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Hands Down Piece Of Jink
      • Hands Down Piece Of Junk

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

        Don't buy this

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Recommended - with a caution

        By The Savvy Sailor

        from Pasadena, MD

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Easy to use
        • Good Performance
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Top-heavy
        • Will Leak If Tipped Over

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Personal Crafts
        • Small Boats

        Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

        I bought this unit 2 seasons ago from the local WM store. Overall, it does exactly what it's supposed to do. I am happy with it, and the pump is quiet.

        The only problem I have experienced is that the unit is top-heavy due to the weight of the motor assembly on top. So top-heavy, in fact, that it cannot be safely carried by the handle that comes with it. To add insult to injury, the lid is not sealed, resulting in a potential oil spill if tipped over. Be very careful when transporting this unit in your vehicle that it does not topple while driving.

        Other than the tipping issue, I am very pleased with the performance of the unit. I have found that I am more likely to do oil changes on ALL my small engines on the recommended schedule due to the ease of use provided by this unit. That in itself will pay dividends over time with engines that are happily sipping clean oil at all times.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good fast product

        By Dave Chiliy

        from Cruising

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Performance
        • Works Through Dipstick Ho

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats

          Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

          Works through dipstick access or with hose attached to drain plug hole

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Tired of Wasting Time?

          By Fish the Toy Hog

          from Johnsburg, IL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good Performance
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Personal Crafts
            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

            I've changed the oil in my boats and pwc's for years using the small/cheap pump that you attach to the end of a drill. Well, after getting tired of needing an extra set of hands and tired of spilling oil if I slightly move too fast when pumping, I decided to upgrade to this unit. I've used similar ones at a prior job and all i can say is it is worth almost every penny (I think it may be a bit overpriced but isn't everything these days?)! If you don't mind flinging oil, waiting for your cheap drill pump to prime and have 4 hands to help, then don't buy this unit. But if you like a simple setup, ease of use and fast pump out, well… Buy this!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worth the money

            By A boater

            from Illinois

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Extraction
            • Good Performance
            • Self Contained
            • Self Priming

            Cons

            • No Hose Storage
            • No Power Cable Storage

            Best Uses

            • Do It Yourself Mechanic
            • Personal Crafts
            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

            I have purchased cheaper oil extraction pumps in the past ($30 range) and have been disappointed with their performance and quality. After spilling oil during my last oil change I decided to bite the bullet and buy this machine. I have used it to change crankcase oil and transmission fluid on four boats and am very happy with the product. The product could use a better way to switch from dipstick extraction (small hose) to garden hose adapter (big hose). Currently you have to remove garden hose fitting to use dipstick extraction tube. Not a deal killer and certainly not hard to find a solution that will work for you. If you're thinking of buying a cheap oil extractor don't do it. Spend the extra money on this one. You'll be much happier.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt and product was in perfect condition.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best way to change oil

            By Busher

            from Amsterdam NY 12010

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Performance
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats
              • Personal Crafts
              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

              just the right size for the job

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not as Advertised

              By David

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine Professional Oil Changer, 12V Bucket:

                  This item is not as at appears in the catalog. The handle is not attached to the lid with hog rings, as is shown in the picture, like the Jabsco pump. There is a hook that is supposed to clip to the bucket handle, this method does not work well. The unit is unbalanced when carrying. Also, the only position that the hook clips in properly, does not allow oil to pour out easily, it makes for a messy pour. The description also states that the unit is fully assembled, not true. I should have spent the extra few dollars and purchased the Jabsco.

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