Using an electric pump to change oil.

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Using an electric pump to change oil.

#1 Unread post by buddhacide » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:34 pm

I am setting about changing my own oil for the first time. I have the service manual and had a go last night, but I could not budge the drainbolt with all my might. Rather than mess with it, because I know i'll end up stripping it, I am entertaining the idea of an oil changer, such as one here at Canadian Tire. Is there any reason I should not use one of these?


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#2 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:47 pm

Did you turn the bolt the right way? Sometimes when you're upside down, the 'right' way is actually the other way.

Squirt a little penetrating lube on the bolt head, then try it again. I'm not much for fangled gadgets :laughing: Besides, if your plug had a magnet on it, you want to remove it so you can clean off any particles that may be stuck to it.

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#3 Unread post by buddhacide » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:12 pm

Yeah? Thats a good thought. Thanks.

I tried it both ways and cant budge it. I know me. Something will likely go terribly wrong, but if there is a good reason not to use one I'll figure out how to do it the old fashioned way.
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#4 Unread post by scan » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:18 pm

Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

Once you get it off, install one of these -


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It's called a Sure Drain.

from these blokes -

http://www.jegs.com/

You can read my post on the topic here -

viewtopic.php?t=22884&highlight=oil+plug
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