Just came in from the garage changing my oil... wife asks me, "did you spill some gas" :banana:
I thought i'd take a few minutes to mention my oil extractor from harbor freight ( green tank style). I'm not a fan of not changing the filter, believe me but during the winter given the oil dilution, i've decided this will be sufficient.
I found the oil extractor to be a good purchase and i'm happy with it's performance.
The process was simple and quick. I warmed the crv by driving around including a stint on the highway. Removed the dipstick and inserted the thinnest plastic extractor tube. Now this took some time and patience. At first i didn't think it was going to go in all the way but eventually i did get it to the bottom. I'd suggest marking the extractor tube alongside of the dipstick so you can verify the depth of insertion.
I removed the oil filler cap to make sure there was no restriction or weird vacuum someplace in the engine. started my 4hp 15 gallon air compressor (compressor never shut off while sucking out the oil but i believe a smaller air compressor would work fine). I let the extractor tank build a suction then connected the extractor tube to the extractor hose leading to the tank and opened the valve.
It did take awhile to suck out the oil but the process is very simple. It was easy to remove the cap from the tank to empty the contents into my container that i bring to the recycling center. i'm pleased with the process, just don't freak out if the tube doesn't seem to want to go into the dipstick hole it should with some patience and rotating.
I didn't pay close attention to amounts removed and added but my dipstick was reading about 2" over full :jawdrop: before the change and it looked like i removed slightly over 5 quarts. it took about 3.5 quarts to get the post change oil level reading right between the marks on the dipstick so it must have gotten most of it. I'm planning to run the oil at this level to allow for increase during the winter months. I'll watch the level and plan to repeat the process halfway into the winter.