The Arnold Siphon Pump is the perfect tool to drain the oil and gas in your outdoor power equipment. In a few quick and easy steps, you can prepare your equipment for off season storage, or just transfer gas from one machine to another. Once you're finished, dissemble the pump for easy cleaning.
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53%of customersrecommend this product18 of 34reviews
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53%of customersrecommend this product18 of 34reviews
If you follow the instructions you shouldn't have any trouble with this pump. Make sure you spray lubricant ( I used vegetable cooking spray ) into the intake tube (the top tube) and move the pump handle up & down several times, and repeat. Next assemble the pump as instructed ( will vary on your use.....) place top hose into liquid to be pumped and point bottom hose where liquid is to go...when finished clean unit by pumping soapy water through it !! When finished dry everything and re-prime pump with vegetable oil. I believe a lot of these negative reviews are from operator error....you got to be smarter than the equipment you operate !!!
Pros: Easy to Use, Durable, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
Sometimes I'm not sure how to take on-line reviews. Yes, my hoses were kinked in the package just like everybody's. However, I had not one problem using this product. The pump assembled in 2 minutes and I've been siphoning my snow blower and emergency generator ever since. Not one issue with a bad siphon even with the kinked tubes. After using it once and setting it out in the sun, the kinks disappeared. No need to buy new tubes, that seems ridiculous. Buy this pump, read the directions and you won't have any problems.
The Arnold Siphon Pump.... is the helpful tool to drain the oil or gas in your outdoor power equipment. In a few quick and easy steps, I changed oil in my pushing lawn mower's engine! It would be very handy to get my lawnmower or any other equipment ready for off season storage! Oh, good for transferring gas from one machine to another.
Pros: Easy to Use, All In One, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Light Weight
Out of the box, the hoses are all kinked into small circles. Tried to siphon gas out of my motorcycle using these hoses by myself, and it was a nightmare. If I got the tank hose situated, the gas can end kept coming out. Advise? Take this out of the package and work the hoses until they are straighter before use. Even then, have a second pairs of hands so that one person can focus on keeping the inlet hose at the bottom of the gas tank. Further advise. the smaller oil dipstick hose worked better for gas removal for me than the bigger hose, in part because it is easier to straighten. Best of siphoning!
Pros: All In One, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
We got this siphon to work on a jet ski, which required the narrower tube. It took longer to siphon because we were restricted to the smaller tube. The siphon worked well, but just took longer than we'd like. This siphon would work great on a lawn mower where you could use the wider tube.
Don't know what everyone else is complaining about but the product worked as advertised. It emptied the gas tank from my snow blower in less than a minute. I dont think you could do a car or boat with it but a small yard engine no problem.
The hoses are very short (25 1/2") and don't appear to match the picture for length. My neighbor has one that is almost identical and his hoses are 48 1/2" long. I'm trying to use this to drain my antique car gas tank and this simply won't work. The hoses are also kinked and I doubt they will ever unkink. I'm going to return it without even trying it.
I ran my lawn mower a minute just to warm the oil a bit to thin it out. The hose would collapse in on itself and not much would get drawn into it. I needed to remove the hose several times in the process. I finally got it out, but it was more work than I expected.
It is true about the coiled tubing being difficult. I found that if you use a heat gun to restraighten the hoses, it makes a world of difference. If you don't heat the hoses to reform them, you might as well not bother purchasing it.
Before trying this product I tried a few other cheap products but nothing work as closed to this one. A bit costly but worth the extra bucks if you are going to use it. Saves both time & effort & greatly the frustration :-)
Bought the pump to drain my boat gas sludge. It didn't fit to the tank but I found another use for it. I pumped the gas from my generator that has been sitting for years. I found the gas was dark and developed a jelly like substance which I was able to strain out with a cotton shirt. The pump worked quickly and with little effort. Make sure your pump doesn't have any kinks in it which will stop the flow. Mine came with about six kinks which stopped the flow several times.
Don't bother with this. It's inexpensive for a reason. It doesn't work. Hose is cheap plastic that kinks which interferes with flow of fluids. The way the hose is packaged makes it kinked right out of the box. Doesn't have a good vacuum seal so doesn't really work as a siphon. I was using it to siphon gasoline out of my lawn mower. Wasn't helpful.
If possible I would have given this less than one star in all categories. I bought it today and spent 20-25 minutes trying to get it to work. I read the directions as simple as they are and even tried lubricating it. I could not get it to work. I ended up by picking up the power washer, tipping it over and pouring the gasoline into the gas can though a funnel. I was able to get all the gas into the gas can except about 15% which spilled over onto my walkway. I bought it today. Tomorrow it goes back for a refund. If you are feeling great and you want a very frustrating situation to bring down your day buy this product.
I needed to siphon some gas out of a piece of yard equipment. I have not had to use a siphon in years and did not have one. This is the only one my local Home Depot had. It is adequate but very cheaply made. The hose is stiff and prone to kinking. Like a lot of things lately it is made very cheaply and probably will not last through very many uses.
Cons: Not Durable, tubing stiff and prone to kinking
Worked great for me and it includes a narrow diameter tube to pump oil from oil dipstick. I used this narrow tube to pump from a motorcycle gas tank. There is an adapter to convert from wide tube to narrow (1/4") tube.