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Old 04-15-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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Oil Filler Suggestions

Just performed the annual oil and filter change today on my 2001 Cruisemaster DP. Draining is easy. Refilling is a real pain. I use a funnel pressed into a clear piece of hose and route it thru the louvers on the rear cowling. Cowling is open, of course. Climb up a step ladder and pour the oil one gallon at a time into the oil filler which sits on top of the radiator. Pour and wait, pour and wait. I keep thinking there's got to be a better way to do this. Looking for different methods.

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Old 04-16-2015, 12:47 AM   #2
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You could get a small pump like the type they use to pump oil out of a vehicle. Boat owners use them a lot since the drain plug is hard to reach.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:58 AM   #3
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I have a small hand pump that I bought at Harbor Freight for $7.99 that works great!

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Old 04-16-2015, 05:51 AM   #4
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Can you get to the "top" of the engine from the inside? There should be a valve cover oil filler cap... With a large funnel it should take oil as fast as you can pour..
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After fumbling with fresh oil fill and dripping and funnel falling down and making a mess, this spring I bought a oil transfer pump. I hope this will solve my messy problem next year.
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After fumbling with fresh oil fill and dripping and funnel falling down and making a mess, this spring I bought a oil transfer pump. I hope this will solve my messy problem next year.

What and where did you buy?


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Old 04-18-2015, 08:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Just purchased an oil transfer pump (12V/5 AMP) from EBay. Amazon has them as well. Comes with hoses. Transfer rate supposed to be 3 liters per minute. If that is accurate it equates to a little over 6 minutes for 19 quarts. Add a couple of minutes to change oil containers and I'm still around 8 minutes and no standing on top of a ladder. Cost was around $21. Won't know how well it works until next oil change, one year away.

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This is what I use.

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