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Old 05-31-2001, 11:14 PM
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El Cheapo

Brother of The Benz, Alan S,
It's amazing the different approaches to something so simple as pumping the sump of your Benz.
The remarks are well intended to help others.
The Sterile approach, to the I don't think it will, having never tried it.
My El Cheapo SumpPump uses a 12v.d.c. oil pump purchased from J.C. Whitney via mail order. It cost $12.95 6-7 years ago but now it costs $19.95.
The container is a Gott 2 1/2 gallon gas can with the carrying handle at the top. This is where I mounted the pump handle, forced it into the hand hold of the can handle. The pump dischage tube is inserted into the can vent hole.
I've used re-inforced tygon tubing and have yet to have a problem with warm to hot oil effecting the tubing.
Your total cost would be approximatly $30.00.
As for getting your little pinkies soiled, never happen.
And you can change oil a couple of times before taking the can full to a recycle place.
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Happy Trails Beep Beep from The Spiderman in Houston!!!
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