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

I agree with everyone here.  Just put on some gloves and drain it normally.  Thanks to a suggestion from someone on the list a few years ago, I just wrap the frame in a little aluminum foil when I drain, and throw it away when I am done. Oil won't do any damage to the frame, even if you didn't clean it up  After 5 min., the oil will not be *that* hot.  Just be careful, go slow, and by the second time you change it, you will be a pro.
Here's a small tip, also.  Push the drain plug inward as you unscrew it.  Then, once you've cleared the threads and positioned your pan, pull it away quickly.  If done right, you won't have a drop of oil on you.
Jake Kamphoefner

----- Original Message ----
From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 9:34:33 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: removing oil through the dipstick

Thanks David and all. My concern is not spilling hot oil on the frame
and myself. Of course I would have to get under there to change the
filter. While I am down there I would remove the drain plug and drain
out whatever dribbles are left. It's a sudden flow of hot oil that
concerns me. Most instructions I have seen say let the car run for
five minutes then drain. That means the oil will be hot enough to be
dangerous for little old me. :-)


Farrar Hudkins
#2613 (auto)

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