Never done an oil change before. Two questions: is a plastic washer ok with a new oil plug as shown in the picture? And how do you do an engine flush?

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Most flush products are designed to be added to the sump and idle the engine like 15-30minutes then drain, although there's usually no reason to run a flush unless you're trying to fix a problem.
 
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If you're going to be changing your own oil in your vehicle from now on, you might want to think about investing in one of these. I have them on all my vehicles, and I wouldn't be without one.

They make draining your oil effortless. Once you install the valve, you never touch it again. Nothing will leak, and you won't get a drop on you. And you can forget about wrenches, washers, and drain plugs.

 

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After the bolt bottoms out, one Scotty grunt should be tight enough 😅🐎.

I use a torque wrench, just because I feel better doing it that way. My car is torqued about 30 lb-ft
Thanks. How do you avoid over tightening the filter?
 

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If you're going to be changing your own oil in your vehicle from now on, you might want to think about investing in one of these. I have them on all my vehicles, and I wouldn't be without one.

They make draining your oil effortless. Once you install the valve, you never touch it again. Nothing will leak, and you won't get a drop on you. And you can forget about wrenches, washers, and drain plugs.

Thank you for this!
 
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