I got a pela 6000 oil extractor. it holds about 1.5 gallons. its for chaning the oil in the TDI since i'm sick of taking the belly pan off (now full steel). gave it a shot today, worked fine. i'm sure it will come in handy for other odd ball tasks that require something to suck.
I payed 35 or $40 for the pela (got a link off of tdi.com) but in retrospect I could have got one for around 25$ from harborfreight but the one from harbor freight look like it comes with a crappy hose. the end of the hose on the pela is rigid and rams right down the oil check hole perfect.