Change oil without draining?

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Change your own oil, friends. Don't rely on what your spouse tells you happened or didn't happen at the "oil center." Pull the drain plug, spin off the filter like an adult. It's not rocket surgery.
Like an animal?! 😁
 

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I dont even know how my Ford dealership does it.. I just trust them. I pray that they change the oil to begin with and not just say the changed the oil and they didnt. 🤪
I hope you check the oil levels. When I got my car from a Ford dealership in South Carolina, they only put roughly 6 Qts in it
 

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I hope you check the oil levels. When I got my car from a Ford dealership in South Carolina, they only put roughly 6 Qts in it
Yes, I always do.
 

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As long as there is a drain plug you can access, use it.

Some cars like Mercedes are designed to use the pump method.

I would not use this method unless the service manual calls for it.
 


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This is routinely done in marine engines where access to the oil pan is restricted by the bottom of the boat, engine mount beds or other structures.
Yep, this is how they had to drain my twin BBCs. It’s not anything new.
 

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I saw someone on YouTube try this on a car recently. I forget who or what car but they lifted it after vacuuming and drained another quart from the drain plug.
Marine engines are often done with a vacuum. My old I/O had a plastic tube attached to the oil pan drain that you could pull out of the boat drain hole. I always worried about it coming loose. It never did but it was always a concern for me.
 

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Change your own oil, friends. Don't rely on what your spouse tells you happened or didn't happen at the "oil center." Pull the drain plug, spin off the filter like an adult. It's not rocket surgery.

I dood it all by myself using rocket surgery!
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My wife went and had her oil changed in her Hyundai at Valvoline oil center and she was telling me that they removed the oil with a pump through the filler tube. I haven’t heard of doing it that way. To me it sounds half assed, possibly leaving sludge in the bottom of the pan. Is anyone changing their oil this way?
Clearly you don’t know what creates sludge; or you knowingly don’t take care of your vehicles. Jackwagon.
 

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I dood it all by myself using rocket surgery!
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Hello; A scarry photo. That the threads fit is of interest. That the ceramic portion of the plug can easily be cracked is a concern. But I have done equally "redneck" fixes when in a bind.
 

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Clearly you don’t know what creates sludge; or you knowingly don’t take care of your vehicles. Jackwagon.
Or maybe the dude is just asking a question because his car is prone to it?

Hyundai and Kia have a class action lawsuit about due to poor engine design that causes premature failure, one of the main factors being excessive buildup of oil deposits and sludge. It’s reasonable to think that having gravity do it’s thing would help remove more oil and the gunk in the bottom of the pan versus sucking it out from the dipstick.
 

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Most Audi shops do it that way too. Been like that for years.
 

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I definitely understand your point but look at it from the perspective of who’s working on the car. I’m sure you wouldn’t want someone over your shoulder watching you work all day.
Being a retired ASE master tech, I never had any issue with any customer looking over my shoulder while working on their car. I found after a few minutes they got bored or satisfied that I knew what I was doing and walked away. They were some of my best return customers.

But I also do not trust anyone else to work on my vehicles, so all work is done by me on all my cars and bikes. I have any tools I need so why pay for someone I have no trust in to do the work.

Just an old anal perfectionist master tech.

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