- May 24, 2003
- Baltimore area
Since I'm too technically challenged to add anything to this forum except questions, I thought I'd share my technique for changing oil. So for all you OCDers out there, here goes. After getting the front of the car elevated, I remove the plug and leave it out for five to ten minutes. Then I put it back in tight enough to stop all flow. Then I move to the filter. Remove old filter. Wipe down area where new filter gets installed. Add some oil to the new filter. Kind of roll it around so as to soak up the oil all over the filter media. Then install filter. Then I go in the house and eat lunch. After lunch, remove drain plug. Become amazed at how much oil was still in there. When that flow stops, replace plug. Add new oil, start engine, and check for leaks. Everything that came out on the second plug removal would have still been in there had I gone to the (pick your favorite quick lube joint). The most important step here is eating lunch. Let's hear your technique if it's different.