'99 4cyl. oil change techniques....

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Old 21 Mar 2005, 01:57 pm   #1 (permalink)
JerseyMike
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what do any of you do if you change you own oil to prevent oil from the
filter seeping out allover the engine and making a huge mess? i usually
open the drain plug then using a sharp awl poke a couple holes in the top
center and wait for the oil to drainout. anyone do something else? i've
had the car since new and hace been doing it like this since the 2nd oil
change.

mike........


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Old 21 Mar 2005, 02:07 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Not that much oil should come out if you use a good filter, the filters
have anti drain valves . On cheap filters they may not work. A small rag
usualy catches what little drips out.

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Old 21 Mar 2005, 02:51 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"JerseyMike" <clamdigger724@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> what do any of you do if you change you own oil to prevent oil from the
> filter seeping out allover the engine and making a huge mess? i usually
> open the drain plug then using a sharp awl poke a couple holes in the top
> center and wait for the oil to drainout. anyone do something else? i've
> had the car since new and hace been doing it like this since the 2nd oil
> change.
>
> mike........


It's inevitable some oil will get onto the engine block while removing the
old filter. I keep a can of degreaser ($2 from one of those cheap
barn-places) for this. Just spray it on the effected area, then wipe it
clean with a rag or paper towel.

Jason


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Old 21 Mar 2005, 05:09 pm   #4 (permalink)
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JerseyMike wrote:

> what do any of you do if you change you own oil to prevent oil from
> the filter seeping out allover the engine and making a huge mess? i
> usually open the drain plug then using a sharp awl poke a couple
> holes in the top center and wait for the oil to drainout. anyone do
> something else? i've had the car since new and hace been doing it
> like this since the 2nd oil change.
>
> mike........


I stuff 2-3 paper towels directly beneath the filter and they catch
whatever comes out when I unscrew it. Even the Toyota filters I use
leak some oil out, but it depends on how long I let the car sit before
I start draining it.

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Old 21 Mar 2005, 06:49 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"badgolferman" <REMOVETHISbadgolferman@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> JerseyMike wrote:
>
> > what do any of you do if you change you own oil to prevent oil from
> > the filter seeping out allover the engine and making a huge mess? i
> > usually open the drain plug then using a sharp awl poke a couple
> > holes in the top center and wait for the oil to drainout. anyone do
> > something else? i've had the car since new and hace been doing it
> > like this since the 2nd oil change.
> >
> > mike........

>
> I stuff 2-3 paper towels directly beneath the filter and they catch
> whatever comes out when I unscrew it. Even the Toyota filters I use
> leak some oil out, but it depends on how long I let the car sit before
> I start draining it.
>
> --
> No matter what happens someone will find a way to take it too seriously.


i wonder why it takes so long for the oil to drain out when the car has
stopped running.

mike.........


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Old 21 Mar 2005, 07:59 pm   #6 (permalink)
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It's inevitable some oil will get onto the engine block while removing
the
old filter.
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If you let it drain a while longer before removing the oil filter,
should stay completely dry.
Go have lunch, wait 45 minutes, leave it over night, etc.

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Old 21 Mar 2005, 09:54 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> It's inevitable some oil will get onto the engine block while removing
> the
> old filter.
> ----------------
> If you let it drain a while longer before removing the oil filter,
> should stay completely dry.
> Go have lunch, wait 45 minutes, leave it over night, etc.


Fair enough, I'll give it a try.

Jason


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Old 01 Apr 2005, 02:10 am   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah just use an oil filter with an anti-drainback valve ( i used the Fram
tough guard) and you will get almost no oil after u drain the pan.

=LL

"JerseyMike" <clamdigger724@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>> JerseyMike wrote:
>>
>> > what do any of you do if you change you own oil to prevent oil from
>> > the filter seeping out allover the engine and making a huge mess? i
>> > usually open the drain plug then using a sharp awl poke a couple
>> > holes in the top center and wait for the oil to drainout. anyone do
>> > something else? i've had the car since new and hace been doing it
>> > like this since the 2nd oil change.
>> >
>> > mike........

>>
>> I stuff 2-3 paper towels directly beneath the filter and they catch
>> whatever comes out when I unscrew it. Even the Toyota filters I use
>> leak some oil out, but it depends on how long I let the car sit before
>> I start draining it.
>>
>> --
>> No matter what happens someone will find a way to take it too seriously.

>
> i wonder why it takes so long for the oil to drain out when the car has
> stopped running.
>
> mike.........
>
>



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