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Old 06-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #36
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That's awesome I might have to get me one soon! I also saw a drain plug on AM that I was thinking of getting..it has a lever & releases the oil so it's quick an easy! These 2 combined would make my life easy! Haha.
I personally don't like those drain plugs. Just seems to easy for something to hit it and boom all you oil comes out while driving.
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I saw a drain plug on AM that I was thinking of getting..it has a lever & releases the oil so it's quick an easy!
They make it easy to change oil but the downside is that they hang down from the oil pan and if get snagged on anything it could be a very,very expensive repair.

If you want to change the drain plug you should just get a magnetic one and not something that may someday cause you a serious problem.

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Oil changing is easy here's some tips.
Make sure your car is parked for a while so the motor isn't hot.
Jack the front end up just for you to squeeze underneath then loosen the drain bolt on the oil pan. Once the oil is completely drained put the bolt back on making sure to put some oil on the rubber seal of the bolt. Then loosen the oil filter slowly oil will come out. Then take your new oil filter rub some new oil around the seal then tighten it back up. Then put your new oil back into the motor using a funnel makes it a lot easier. Then turn the car on and let it cycle threw for about 5mins.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:48 PM   #39
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I personally don't like those drain plugs. Just seems to easy for something to hit it and boom all you oil comes out while driving.
True..I didn't think of that!

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They make it easy to change oil but the downside is that they hang down from the oil pan and if get snagged on anything it could be a very,very expensive repair.

If you want to change the drain plug you should just get a magnetic one and not something that may someday cause you a serious problem.

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Looks like I won't be getting one. Thanks.
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Oil changing is easy here's some tips.
Make sure your car is parked for a while so the motor isn't hot.
Jack the front end up just for you to squeeze underneath then loosen the drain bolt on the oil pan. Once the oil is completely drained put the bolt back on making sure to put some oil on the rubber seal of the bolt. Then loosen the oil filter slowly oil will come out. Then take your new oil filter rub some new oil around the seal then tighten it back up. Then put your new oil back into the motor using a funnel makes it a lot easier. Then turn the car on and let it cycle threw for about 5mins.
There's a rubber seal on the bolt?? It's not a crush washer?
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As soon as you remove the bolt you will see a black rubber seal on it.
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Learn something new every day.

I haven't changed the oil on this car yet, but none of my other cars had that.
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Its really easy just take your time and double check everything.
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Thanks black..this made my life so much easier changing my oil today!!!
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Thanks black..this made my life so much easier changing my oil today!!!
Thanks bro, just brightened my day up knowing I helped someone. but on a real note that thing is awesome, especially on our 3.7
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Thanks bro, just brightened my day up knowing I helped someone. but on a real note that thing is awesome, especially on our 3.7
Yea bro thanks for the info! I know that thing is pretty amazing! My buddy who's a mechanic was there during my oil change & he was amazed at it & wants to get one now! Haha.
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Thanks bro, just brightened my day up knowing I helped someone. but on a real note that thing is awesome, especially on our 3.7
I need to get one of these
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I need to get one of these
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For the record, I've changed the oil filter from the top both times I've done my oil. The splash guard has never been off my car. I just use a small bowl from an old yogurt container or the like and let it sit below the filter as i remove it. Then drop the old filter into the bowl with the fluid that drains out. Once it quits dripping, wipe it all down, pull it out, slap on the new filter (don't forget oil rubbed on the seal) and go about filling her up with oil. Less time I spend under a vehicle doing stuff above my head, the happier I am.
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For the record, I've changed the oil filter from the top both times I've done my oil. The splash guard has never been off my car. I just use a small bowl from an old yogurt container or the like and let it sit below the filter as i remove it. Then drop the old filter into the bowl with the fluid that drains out. Once it quits dripping, wipe it all down, pull it out, slap on the new filter (don't forget oil rubbed on the seal) and go about filling her up with oil. Less time I spend under a vehicle doing stuff above my head, the happier I am.
Lol it's easier for me to do it from the bottom but after I put these H&R springs on I might not want to lol
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A large zip lock baggie or the plastic bags the grocers use to bag your groceries works good too. Simply place the bag over the filter as you unscrew it. I then drain the oil filter, and toss all the paper towels I used in the same bag as the oil filter, tie up the bag, toss into the garbage.
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A large zip lock baggie or the plastic bags the grocers use to bag your groceries works good too. Simply place the bag over the filter as you unscrew it. I then drain the oil filter, and toss all the paper towels I used in the same bag as the oil filter, tie up the bag, toss into the garbage.
I used to do that...until every flipping Wally-World bag had a hole at the seam... DANG IT
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I used to do that...until every flipping Wally-World bag had a hole at the seam... DANG IT
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