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good push/pull pump

Del Member Posts: 52
Hi-I'm looking for a good push/pull hand pump for cleaning/testing oil lines. Anyone know of a good quality one?  Does Sid Harvey's carry them? There is one a few towns away.  Thanks.


  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,807

    ... they do. I had mind for years ..

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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Push-Pull Pump:

    My push-pull pump is my air compressor. I have connections that will connect it to almost every connection known to man, I set the regulator for 10#, disconnect both ends, put a hose connection of some type on the outlet and put it in a 5 gallon antifreeze can with a device to keep the hose from blowing out, connect the compressor on the other end, and slowly open the valve. After a few minutes of air running through it, it is like new.

    3/8"OD copped tube when new is rated for well over 1500#. If it can't take 10#, it should be abandoned and replaced. In fact, if it is old and clogged up, I always consider replacing it with a protected or sleeved line. In MA, it is now required after September, 2011.
  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
    Got mine at Sids

    They have a nice brass one.  Rigged it with some flex oil lines and have been using it for years.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    I've had mine

    about 30 years now. The newer ones have a smaller chamber, but work good. Good ole Sids. We never needed them years back, oil was like Kero.
  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
    Is it just me?

    Is the oil getting thicker or is it just me?

    I have tanks that aren't that old that are sludging filters like mad.  having to add additives to a 10 yo tank isn't good
  • ToddM
    ToddM Member Posts: 13
    It's not you

    Oil has lots of parrifin (wax) in it-especially if it comes from venezuela or so Im told. Ive noticed the same thing.....

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