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    Anyone ever try one of these for emptying the transmission fluid out?http://www.ebay.com/itm/130894427851...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    Or is a hand pump better? Thanks!!

    Dan

  • #2
    never used one... if you have a harbor freight close by you can get it there and if it doesn't work you can at least take it back...

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    • #3
      Half that price at home depot.

      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...3-HD/204667248
      2004 X-Star

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      • #4
        This is what I have/use.

        https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7400-.../dp/B000JFJM14

        I added a brass 90 degree ball valve to mine so that you can "charge" vacuum and then open it. It also reduces drips when getting into/out of the boat.

        I had a small electric pump - but then you are discharging fluids into a different container, and I just found that very difficult to manage in a clean way inside our boats.

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        • #5
          so what are guys doing that have 2011-2016 for tranny fluid

          ATF or Rotella 15W40 motor oil; both are approved by Ilmor

          thoughts on changing over to Rotella...

          NOTICE: The specified oil for all Ilmor products equipped with a ZF
          transmission is Rotella T 15w40 motor oil. For all legacy products (2011-
          2016) that used Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), the ATF may be
          changed over to Rotella T 15w40 motor oil during maintenance or when
          winterization is performed. For all MY2017+ products, the transmissions
          currently use Rotella T 15w40 motor oil. These products should continue
          to use Rotella T 15w40 motor oil throughout the life of the transmission.
          Failure to use the correct oil in the transmission can cause transmission
          damage and/or void the warranty. For more information, please contact
          your local authorized Ilmor dealer.

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          • #6
            I just changed the ATF out of my transmission in my 5.7L ILMOR. It was super easy and there was nothing in the filter. I used the Rotella 15-40 as recommended by ILMOR, purchased from Amazon. Had to disconnect and move wiring harnesses to get access but it was an easy job and overdue at nearly 350 hours.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lentiman View Post
              I just changed the ATF out of my transmission in my 5.7L ILMOR. It was super easy and there was nothing in the filter. I used the Rotella 15-40 as recommended by ILMOR, purchased from Amazon. Had to disconnect and move wiring harnesses to get access but it was an easy job and overdue at nearly 350 hours.
              did you just suck it out of the dip stick, or open the filter and suck it from there; were there any lines to bleed? If so how did you do it?

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              • #8
                what i got back from Ilmor

                When changing ATF to 15W40 oil this is what‘s required:
                1-You have to suck all the transmission out by removing the dipstick and placing a suction tube inside the transmission.
                2-You have to change the transmission filter.
                3-Add 3 quarts +/- to fill.
                4-15W40 Rotella is fine to use.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MeanV2 View Post
                  Anyone ever try one of these for emptying the transmission fluid out?http://www.ebay.com/itm/130894427851...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
                  Or is a hand pump better? Thanks!!

                  Dan
                  I tried one like that and they suck . . . or don't suck as the case may be. I found it slow, messy, and too many moving parts to juggle. I'm as frugal as the next guy, but after a few duds, I decided to do it similar to 88 PS190 and buy a suction-type device. This is the one that I bought: https://www.amazon.com/America-5000-.../dp/B0000BYMZQ
                  My buddy has a vertical one like 88 PS190 mentioned and it actually works a little better than my MarinaPro. The reason I bought the MarinaPro is that it is horizontal and I need to fit it under my boat seat and have it not tip over.

                  You will thank yourself if you buy a decent suction oil changer. I made a 1/4" female swivel pipe thread adapter for mine and use it to change engine oil too. It works great for that.

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                  • #10
                    Mitivac will suck it out no problem, warm it up prior to the sucking

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                    • #11
                      I've tried several other vacuum pump brands - the vertical one from mityvac is the best I've used other than real vacuum pumps like a gast coupled to a tank.

                      I recommend extending the hose if you need to.

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                      • #12
                        I used this one for the first time this year, and it works great. Not a single drop spilled.

                        https://www.amazon.com/BikeMaster-Oi...luid+extractor

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gt23 View Post
                          what i got back from Ilmor

                          When changing ATF to 15W40 oil this is what‘s required:
                          1-You have to suck all the transmission out by removing the dipstick and placing a suction tube inside the transmission.
                          2-You have to change the transmission filter.
                          3-Add 3 quarts +/- to fill.
                          4-15W40 Rotella is fine to use.
                          Nope, It's a metal mesh filter that can be completely cleaned.

                          Last edited by CantRepeat; 09-15-2016, 07:57 AM.
                          -Tim

                          Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
                            Nope, It's a metal mesh filter that can be completely cleaned.

                            It looks like metal mesh on the outside, but the inside looks like a pleated paper filter. Am I wrong?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MeanV2 View Post
                              Anyone ever try one of these for emptying the transmission fluid out?http://www.ebay.com/itm/130894427851...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
                              Or is a hand pump better? Thanks!!

                              Dan
                              Dan,

                              Do yourself a favor and never buy a drill pump. You will save yourself a ton of time by spending a bit more for one of the oil extractors that many people have posted on here. You never have to worry about priming or power with these type of pump oil extractors.

                              Personally, I didn't want to get an electric pump because I didn't want to have the requirement of having power to do my oil change. I use the topsider and it works great!

                              https://www.amazon.com/America-5060-...words=topsider

                              The other "vac" on here is a bit more expensive and I hear works great as well.

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