Scavenger Oil Change Questions

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Dr. Dolittle, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    There have been many threads in the past about using the Scavenger Oil Change System to do a 100% oil change on your bike, so I'm not trying to open that debate again.

    My questions are for those that are using or have used this system, or perhaps have seen it used in person. Once you hook everything up and start your bike to begin purging the last of the dirty oil, how fast is the oil actually pumping out into the container? How long did it take until the oil began to flow perfectly clean? How much extra oil did this require per oil change? Previous threads I searched for and found mentioned anywhere from 24 to 32 ounces. Does that sound about right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hoople

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    Dr, I am using the original Scavenger Kit (RC-160) by Rouge Chopper. The kits offered are a little different for the type of engine you have. For my Dyna it takes about 3/4 of a quart to really purge out all the dirty oil.
    The purging tube (output) will discharge that 3/4 quart of dirty oil in maybe 60 seconds at idle speed. It's not a steady stream of exit oil because the scavenger G-rotor is larger than the oil supply G-rotor. The HD oil pump is designed to remove oil faster than the pump can supply oil.

    It does make a difference in the final color of your oil change. There is no doubt that it is a little messy to perform and it takes more time but the system does work. OverKill? Maybe but what the heck.:)
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Good info - thanks Hoop!
     
  4. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Hoople has you covered. My Heritage takes about 3/4 of a quart more oil and the clean oil comes out about 30 seconds. My oil stays clean longer also. It might be over kill but it gives me the warm and fuzzies so I always do it. I don't use the scavenger puck.
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Geezer, do you use the external lines and a "bucket" to purge the old oil or any special hardware?
     
  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    That's right, I put a plastic hose on the return line to the tank and then pump it into a bucket. I follow Glider's instructions that are in the self-help section.
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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  8. Hoople

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    Why? That's the best part.
     
  9. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Not sure. Read Glider's tip on the complete oil change and have just always done it that way.
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The Self Help Tip tells how to do it on a Softail. Probably doesn't apply to other models.