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Old 12-10-2001, 12:28 AM   #1
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Question Call me dumb but....

Ok you guys can just call me dumb but I have a nooie service question.

I had my oil changed last week by a friend who has a shop and to show me how easy it was he put my car on the lift and did it from up high, though the nut was on so tight he had oto use an impact gun to get it off and it fell away from the thing the oil was suppsed to fall in then we move the oil funnel under it after a little dripping.

My question is, when changing my oil on the ground, how do i stop from the nut from falling into whatever im using to catch the oil?

I know a fumoto valve would be so much easier and I am going to buy one of those very very soon, but i need to change it once to get the valve on, so any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-10-2001, 04:41 AM   #2
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Loosen it with a wrench, then remove it by hand. Then put your Fumoto on.

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Old 12-10-2001, 11:19 AM   #3
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Sounds good to me.

I know that was a dumb question but im a noobie.

One more question if anyone wants to answer.

What do you all Drain your Oil Into?

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Old 12-10-2001, 11:23 AM   #4
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My question is, when changing my oil on the ground, how do i stop from the nut from falling into whatever im using to catch the oil?
As SubEd said, remove it by hand, and hold on to it. Be prepared to have oil running over your hand for a couple of seconds, and if you were driving your car immediately before the oil change (as most people recommend), the oil will be quite warm. If you don't like to get yourself messy, and your hands smell like oil for a day, wear rubber gloves.
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Old 12-10-2001, 01:51 PM   #5
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What do you all Drain your Oil Into?
I think the widget is called "oil drain pan", you buy it at your favorite car parts store. You can typically close the opening once you're done, and use it to take the oil for recycling. Or pour the oil into a container. The merits of different drain pans were discussed in another thread here recently.
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Old 12-10-2001, 02:02 PM   #6
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You can buy an oil drain pan with a "catch screen". If your drain plug happens to drop down, it will rest on the catch screen and thus won't be in the messy oil below.

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Old 12-10-2001, 10:05 PM   #7
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If it does fall in, you could fish it out with a magnet on a little pole of some sort. Or if you get the fumoto valve, and it fell in you could just not worry about it, but then again it's always nice to have a backup if the fumoto gets messed up.

Or you could stick your hands in the oil and fish it out that way. A little oil never hurt anything anyways right?

I use a drain pan to drain my oil into. It's not one of those fancy ones that you can close up when you're done, so after I drain the oil into that i have to pour the oil into some sort of a sealable container (bucket, milk jugs, etc) so I can take it to the recycling place.

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Old 12-10-2001, 11:34 PM   #8
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I could have sworn that there was this oil that killed htousands of fish and birds one day, something called exxon valdez (o rhowever you spell it).

Ps. no im not an envrionmentalist and that would be A LOT of oil.
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Old 12-11-2001, 01:08 AM   #9
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Who cares what happens to the plug if you drop it in the pan fish it out with your hands and whipe it off with a rag, atleast one of your hands is going to end up with oil on it anyways. Then what I normally do is put the plug back pull the pan out put the new oil in and then pour the old oil back in the container the new oil came in and take it to a recycle center. Oh, you probably want to wash your hands before you try and drive to the recycle center. =)
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Old 12-11-2001, 11:33 AM   #10
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Damn, I wanted that "slick" steering wheel feeling.
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