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Old 10-17-2005, 05:20 AM   #1
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when doing oil change how long do you leave the oil to drain out
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:38 AM   #2
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10 mins
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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^^same; wait until it only drips a bit
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Old 10-17-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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I let is drain till I see no more drips. Then I blow lightly into the oil filler and even more comes out.

If you have time, let is sit for 30 mins or longer, why not get out as much as you can.

Just my 2. I am a little more finicky than others about getting all the oil out. Also be sure oil is WARM, not hot so it drains quicker and more easily.
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:07 PM   #5
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I have to wait about 30min or so, after warming up the oil with a little drive before draining the oil.

It just keeps on drip drip dripping
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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10 mins
If you've warmed your car up 10 minutes will work fine.
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:44 PM   #7
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Basically until no more oil comes out.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:07 PM   #8
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Plug goes in when the oil drops are about 1 in 30 seconds on a warm engine. Kind of like the idea of blowing in the oil filler and may try it sometime when I don't mind a ring of oil on my face.
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:51 PM   #9
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usually 15-20 minutes (I don't typically time it - I usually open the drain plug, then start doing something else, and when I finish that I get back under the car)
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:55 PM   #10
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(I don't typically time it - I usually open the drain plug, then start doing something else, and when I finish that I get back under the car)
I follow this same rule of thumb.
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:24 AM   #11
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I wait about 10 minutes and then pour a little bit of new oil into the filler tube and wait for that to drip out.

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Old 10-29-2005, 05:38 PM   #12
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Default Oil Drain Time

No more than 10 minutes, and sometimes less. I like to get the oil change done quickly. It is so ridiculously easy on my sport. I like that I can do the whole change in about 15 minutes. I really feel like I am getting something important done cheaply, in tems of both money and time.

So, maybe I don't get all the oil out, but I use Mobil 1, and change every 5000 miles, so I am pretty confident that the small amount of leftover isn't reducing performance in any measurable way.
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:52 PM   #13
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I let it drip till not a drop comes out, I then jack up the side of the car on the opposite side of the drain hole to get more out, I then blow a little in the fill to get more out then I am done./
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:22 PM   #14
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Don't forget the oil filter housing, that sucker just loves to keep dripping. I give it plenty of time to drain out too.
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:23 AM   #15
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I always start my car while it's draining so I can get the rest of the oil out of the oil pump. So far nothing bad has happened.
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:54 PM   #16
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I always start my car while it's draining so I can get the rest of the oil out of the oil pump. So far nothing bad has happened.
I have never heard of this being done before and I have been doing most of my own car work for 14 years or so?

Would make me nervous.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:05 PM   #17
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I have never heard of this being done before and I have been doing most of my own car work for 14 years or so?

Would make me nervous.
I was just kidding. I just wanted to see if anyone would believe me. People just have some funky ways of draining their oil.
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:18 PM   #18
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solbey11 EDIT that crap out. that is how some unexperienced people make mistakes.
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:14 PM   #19
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solbey11 EDIT that crap out. that is how some unexperienced people make mistakes.
Don't edit that out, keep it. These are the most stupid questions, who cares if you left 3 drops of oil in their? I can't believe that guy that said he tils the car different ways to get more oil out. No matter what you do there still some oil left, but it's so little you wouldn't be able to measure it anyways...
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:50 PM   #20
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solbey11 EDIT that crap out. that is how some unexperienced people make mistakes.
I'm an unemployed technician. I need the work.
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:19 PM   #21
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Until it is slowly dripping out, then a pour in about a 1/4 of a quart as a 'flush.' It helps get out the dirty stuff that's sitting at the bottom of the pan...I keep doing that until it starts coming out clean.
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:23 PM   #22
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Approximately 1.5 beers. The first .5 beer is used up gathering the oil catch can, new filter, new oil and latex gloves.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:52 PM   #23
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When the car is warm, I let it drip about 10 mins.
I worked with a kid who drained his oil, lowered the hoist, started the car, and revved th hell out of the engine. When I asked WTH he was doing, He said "My dad told me you have to do that to get all the oil out"
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:30 PM   #24
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I really don't understand the point of this thread. Who the hell cares how long you leave the oil drain out? Once its down to a trickle, put the plug in and fill the damn thing up with oil. I've done this from day one. My car has 211k miles on it! I didn't blow anything, pour more oil into it, nothing. And when I fill it up, it takes the same amount of oil required in the service manual. So those few drops don't mean a damn thing left in your oil pan.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:00 PM   #25
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long enough to rotate the drivers side tires.
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