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Using an electric pump to change oil.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:34 pm
by buddhacide
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?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:47 pm
by Shorts
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.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:12 pm
by buddhacide
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.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:18 pm
by scan
Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

Once you get it off, install one of these -

It's called a Sure Drain.

from these blokes -

You can read my post on the topic here -