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Old 02-18-2001, 11:29 PM
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Let me be the first to mention that you may have noticed banner ads for the new Liquivac that is now available through PartsShop. And the competition does not have it for sale. In fact, the only place that I know of to get one is PartsShop! I was probably the first member here to actually have one in their possession!

The older Topsider design, as many of us know, was bulky, hard to store, sometimes unreliable, and was much more likely to be damaged than the new one is, due to the pump sticking out of the TS at an almost 45 vertical.

In this model, the pump is in the handle, the walls of the tank are real thick, and you can store it in a space the size of the box it came in, 18"x10.5"x7".

The new Liquivac is much more elegant, easier to store, takes up less space, and is virtually indestructible. Well, if you really intended to destroy it, I'm sure you could figure out a way. :p

I love it! The first time I used it, my neighbors all wanted to know what it was, and where I got it! And when I took it to the oil recycler to be emptied, they wanted to know the same things!

And, hey, you can also use it to change transmission fluid, or siphon out fuel...
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Old 02-18-2001, 11:47 PM
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Atta boy Scott

I've seen the new kid on the block, and elegant he am.
All due respect to anything new; but I'll take my El Cheapo 12 volt electric pump and 2 1/2 tank at a cost of less that $20.00 any old time.
My unit is about 8 years old now and has changed my oil every 3500 miles.
If you haven't seen El Cheapo look see at http://home.earthlink.net/~asherson/Don
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Old 02-18-2001, 11:50 PM
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Thank you, Scott, for helping to get us "hooked up". Once we saw the LiquiVac we knew it was meant for MercedesShop!

Besides, with all the attention FastLane is getting we had to do something to spiff up PartsShop.
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Old 02-19-2001, 01:04 AM
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i am interested in purchasing the liquivac topsider for changing my oil. can i still change my oil hot? i like Larry's idea of getting it hot and churned up before draining to remove as much contaminants as possible.
dose the topsider only change cold oil? also, what is the inside diameter of the suction hose?
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can i still change my oil hot? also, what is the inside diameter of the suction hose
No, you should not use the LiquiVac to change your oil hot. It needs to be WARM so that it flows easily but, the temperature should not be over 150 degrees F. Hot oil can distort the tubing and the plastic body of the tank.

The inside diameter of the suction hose is about 0.2 inches.
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Old 02-19-2001, 04:57 PM
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thanks for the reply bill!
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:29 PM
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I want one but where is it in the shop? I have looked all over. Am I missing something? I looked in Fastlane the lobby everything.

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The banner ads are located at the bottom of every page in the Shop Forum except Tech Help.
There is also a banner at the top of the D.I.Y. page.
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Hey, rsbiomedical...

You should love this, it's the same color as surgical scrubs!
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Old 02-21-2001, 10:43 PM
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I noticed that! what a deal
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Old 02-21-2001, 11:48 PM
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Added Bonus!

It could take the place of electrically powered suction in the event of power failure in a triage, or surgical situation!!!
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Old 02-22-2001, 11:37 PM
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Adam changing oil hot

Adam, I too prefer changing the engines motor oil when the oil is hot.
My El Cheapo withstands the elevated temperature experienced from hot motor oil.
I am not in trying to down grade the new kid on the block; there's just another way to do the same job.
Adam try:
http://home.earthlink.net/~asherson/Don
This may file your need.
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Old 02-23-2001, 12:21 AM
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But, Don...

If your "custom" rig can handle high temp oil, and you're draining it into a standard gas can, then this Liquivac can definitely take the heat, as it's made from the same materials, it's just a lot thicker than the standard gas can. maybe the manufacturer's warning about heat is just a disclaimer?
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Old 02-23-2001, 12:42 AM
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It ain't the can

Scott, the reply as to hot oil or no, was no because the hot oil may damage the seals in the pump, not damage the container, which by the way my container is 2 1/2 gallons.
You could use any size can you want.
In reading the remarks about the older Top Sider, was mentioned if the slurping sound isn't heard in 15-20 minutes, you should----.
With my 12 volt powered oil pump, it slurps the crankcase empty in 2-3 minutes, not 15-20.
Thanks but no thanks, my unite appears to be the best kid on the block and about 1/2 the price.
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Old 02-23-2001, 01:09 AM
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Re: Added Bonus!

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It could take the place of electrically powered suction in the event of power failure in a triage, or surgical situation!!!
I am actually thinking of a 12v Laeradal suction unit I have in my basement that has been taken out of service. It is rechargeable and the whole nine yards. http://www.laerdal.com/cgi-bin/Laerdal.storefront/3a95f061048179f4273fd8a76b170718/Catalog/1089
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