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Old 12-05-2004, 05:03 PM
KCampbell KCampbell is offline
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Location: Bothell, WA
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I haven't tried the electric version, but a friend of mine just bought a heavy duty alternative to the Topsider for use at his shop. The one he bought is evacuated by hooking it to a compressor, never did understand how that worked, and comes with a range of metal and nylon tubes. He likes it for emptying transmissions before removing the pan as you avoid fluid all over the place.

I personally believe that the TINY amount of oil left in the bottom of the pan when changing using the topsider has absolutely no impact on anything. If this was a brand new engine and I personally wanted to get 300K miles out of it I might care, but it's already had 173K of who knows what, so I'll opt for the easy life and use the topsider.

'85 300SD
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