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Old 09-17-2011, 08:06 AM   #1
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Oil change question

So after driving, how long should I wait after shutting the engine off to drain the oil?

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I always do it asap because the oil is thin and drains out faster, just have to be careful not to burn yourself... Ouch

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Old 09-17-2011, 08:19 AM   #3
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I'd wait 10-15mins or so. Be careful not to scald your hands and arms with 200+ degree oil. Also keep in mind that the exhaust is still very, very hot, so be aware of where those pipes are and be sure not to touch them.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:56 AM   #4
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Good info--15 minutes, but



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I'd wait 10-15mins or so. Be careful not to scald your hands and arms with 200+ degree oil. Also keep in mind that the exhaust is still very, very hot, so be aware of where those pipes are and be sure not to touch them.
Now I do mine immediately, engine/tranny-skid plate and Fumoto vlv, no real chance of a heat TRAUMA !!!!!

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Good info--15 minutes, but

Now I do mine immediately, engine/tranny-skid plate and Fumoto vlv, no real chance of a heat TRAUMA !!!!!

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There ya go. Next time I change my oil I'm going to install one of those. They make it look super easy atleast.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:05 AM   #6
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yea, they are super quick/easy, but


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There ya go. Next time I change my oil I'm going to install one of those. They make it look super easy atleast.
You gotta be sure it's protected by a skid plate and always carry the stock drain plug with you--at least I do, in a zip lock bag with my stock jack/lugwrench-goodies !!

And furthermore-----carry some engine oil with you anyway, although you should in your recovery gear PACKAGE !!

And furtherless---I do the same when I change the diff fluid--drive for 10/15 minutes--then drain !

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yea, they are super quick/easy, but

You gotta be sure it's protected by a skid plate and always carry the stock drain plug with you--at least I do, in a zip lock bag with my stock jack/lugwrench-goodies !!

And furthermore-----carry some engine oil with you anyway, although you should in your recovery gear PACKAGE !!

And furtherless---I do the same when I change the diff fluid--drive for 10/15 minutes--then drain !

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Yeah I'm installing a skid row skid plate soon and it looks like changine the oil with it will be a pain so that's my plan!

I agree about the diff fluid. Atleast with that you can take out off of the bolts except the top one and then break the seal loose with a rubber mallet. Not really any danger of Burns there.
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Heh Heh--mine have drain plugs and I'm glad, because I've got skids on them and removing the diff. covers is a PITA !


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Yeah I'm installing a skid row skid plate soon and it looks like changine the oil with it will be a pain so that's my plan!

I agree about the diff fluid. Atleast with that you can take out off of the bolts except the top one and then break the seal loose with a rubber mallet. Not really any danger of Burns there.
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