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Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
Re: Oil Change Question
I'm not a believer in the extraction method, as not only do you never know if the pick up is in the bottom of the pan; you lose the ability to flush the pan by the force of the rapidly draining oil carrying away the suspended contaminants.
I like to let mine drain for about a half hour, until it no longer drips. This assures there is nothing left in the pan prior to refilling.
To remove a drain plug that has been over tightened; use a six point socket with a longer breaker bar. If necessary go to a bigger drive size tool such as a 1/2 drive vs a 3/8 drive tool. If you don't have a longer handled ratchet or breaker bar, a length of pipe placed over the handle to increase leverage may work.
The six point socket will prevent rounding the hex head of the drain plug.
A pair of ramps make access quite easy.
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Last edited by GarBec; 02-17-2019 at 03:34 PM.