RE: [DML] Re: removing oil through the dipstick
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RE: [DML] Re: removing oil through the dipstick

Agreed.  Changing the oil is one of the easiest undercar tasks - not
much harder than unbolting the seats.  You barely have to get under the
car, and then you could probably do it without jacking the car if you
really had to.


Save the $ on the pump and instead get the proper tool for the drain
plug, and an oil filter wrench that fits well, and save the difference.
You might even have enough left over to buy a couple of jackstands -
sooner or later you will have to get further under the D.




From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of David Teitelbaum
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 8:07 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: removing oil through the dipstick


If you are considering using a vacuum pump most are plastic and you
CANNOT remove hot oil with them. The "best" way is to drain the oil
from a hot motor, the flushing action removes the sludge and dirt and
metal that collects on the bottom while most of the dirt is still in
suspension in the old oil. The vacuum units give you the impression
you don't even have to get under the car to change the oil. They seem
to forget you still have to change the oil filter! Besides, when you
are under the car you get a chance to inspect things that normally
can't be seen.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> ,
DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@...> wrote:
> Maybe, but I bet it will not remove the sludge and contaminants that 
> settle on the bottom and get flushed out when you drain the oil the 
> proper old fashioned way.
> Mark V
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