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Old 03-09-2020, 06:55 AM   #1
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Suction pump for dipstick

I rec'd the bottle from Blackstone for an engine oil analysis. Now how to get the oil sample out of the dipstick tube.

I have 1/8" nylon tube to get down the dip stick tube into the pan

What are you guys using, saw this one on Harbor Freight

I know Blackstone sells a pump, just looking to get one today locally

Thanks,

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I rec'd the bottle from Blackstone for an engine oil analysis. Now how to get the oil sample out of the dipstick tube.

I have 1/8" nylon tube to get down the dip stick tube into the pan

What are you guys using, saw this one on Harbor Freight

I know Blackstone sells a pump, just looking to get one today locally

Thanks,

Rich
Get the Blackstone pump. It's well worth the money. You can probably kludge up something available locally, but you'll need 5 hands and help to make it work. I get the tubing from the local hardware store each time I take a sample, but the pump gets reused each time. Nothing to clean.
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Last year I had a pump on order but was in a hurry to get a sample of my transmission fluid. I had clear tubing so I put a loop down to the ground and back up to my face. I sucked on the hose to create a siphon. There was lots of time to avoid tasting anything and I got my sample.
Your mileage my vary!
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I use my hydraulic brake bleeding pump and a new 1/4 inch plastic tube,

takes a few minutes and just discard the old tube in the household trash

Like to run the engine before sampling
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The Blackstone price seems competitive to other sellers @ $35 for the same/similar pump.

It works very efficiently and probably will be reused many times for transmission fluid, oil, etc. as I have.

The mouth sucking method works also.

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