Re: Best way to change oil without flooding garage floor?
I will probably be flamed for suggesting this, but for what it's worth:
FRAM (of the very dubious oil filter fame) sells drain valves that replace
the standard oil plug. Hand-threading a special cap with a protrusion opens
the valve and drains the oil through a short hose attached to it (you can
replace it with a longer one, if needed). No mess, no torquing, even no
tools needed. A screw-on cap over the valve protects it from road debris and
avoids sudden loss of oil should it suddenly fail.
Don't know about long term reliability, but they have worked for me on a
couple vehicles for two or three years now without problems. Been a great
help for the Grand Marquis, with its side-facing drain plug.
Of course, if you decide to install one of those, you still need to remove
the plug and create a mess one last time...
"Al Tsiemers" <Al.Tsiemers@IForgot.net> wrote in message
> What is the best way to change oil without flooding the garage floor?