How long do you drain your motor oil?

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pa
i change it HOT asap after at least half hour drive + let it drain for hours + vary jacking to get the drain hole at the best angle!!
 
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Location
NH
Until I feel like it. Dribble or drip. If I was "wise" I'd do the tire rotation while draining, then call it good.

Lots of oil gets left behind in nooks and crannies; I'm not about to pull valvecovers to vacuum out the dregs. Same goes for the pan, which usually holds a bit that won't ever drain out on its own.
 
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666
Location
NC
Once when changing an infrequently used car I got called away to take care of something way more important. I think that was about a five day drain. ⏱️
 
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2,187
Location
socal
On my truck, I remove the drain plug, then remove the oil filter to drain. I get out from under the truck, lube, fill and install the new filter, by then the pain is empty enough, install the drain plug and fill w new oil.
 
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