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This blog is to be a diary of our activities and the trials and tribulations of owning a Royal Enfield Bullet 500.

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Oil Suction Gun

MaintenancePosted by exile Mon, May 08, 2017 21:08:16
Here's a great little tool, made for oil changes. I wasn't really looking for it but when I do find these handy things, I buy them. Even better, it was on offer at about half price.

Remembering the problems I had with filling the timing chest under the last oil change, and seeing that this thing holds up to a half liter of oil, which is what the timing chest needs, how could I say no? I had solved the problem last time by doctoring a half liter water bottle. It worked, yes, but it was far from ideal.

I won't necessarily be using it to remove oil but it certainly will help with filling the timing chest which is pretty difficult to fill through the push rod adjuster hatch. I can't pour horizontally...

The plastic tube is about 3/8 inch bore and can be replaced by whatever length one wants.

Another practical application, of course, is that if one overfills the sump at oil change, this can easily remove some of the oil.





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