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mookaloid

posted on 26/6/14 at 07:37 PM Reply With Quote
ok who's done this

Just changed the oil in my tintop,

Drained the oil and changed the filter

found the plug which I'd dropped in the bottom of the bucket of drained oil

cleaned it all up, replaced the sump plug, refilled the oil

got it down off the ramps

put everything away

last job pour the oil into an old container to take to the tip and found the sump plug washer in the bottom of the bucket....









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Texan

posted on 26/6/14 at 07:58 PM Reply With Quote
No one I know , but I had my wife lie beside me under the car and gently removed the bolt but held it up tight to the pan.

I then quickly swapped my wife's thumb for the bolt while I put the washer back on and then did the quick swap again.

We didn't lose enough oil to even notice on the dip stick.





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keith777

posted on 26/6/14 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Texan
No one I know , but I had my wife lie beside me under the car and gently removed the bolt but held it up tight to the pan.

I then quickly swapped my wife's thumb for the bolt while I put the washer back on and then did the quick swap again.

We didn't lose enough oil to even notice on the dip stick.


She's one in a million, can't get mine to sit in my car never mind get under it !!





cheers Keith

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James

posted on 26/6/14 at 08:33 PM Reply With Quote
Supervised my girlfriend doing her 1st oil change and in the end she did both our cars.

All went swimmingly, we reversed the 2nd car off the ramps but neither of us noticed the bucket with 8Lts of old oil underneath... cue 8lts of oil all over my parents drive!

That took a few old towels, a lot of cat litter and even more Gunk driveway cleaner to sort out!

James





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davidimurray

posted on 26/6/14 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
My classic is to put proper oil drain can under car. Remove sump plug, sump plug falls into the funnel bit on can and promptly blocks hole into can - cue overflowing oil while you are digging around trying to fish it out.





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David Jenkins

posted on 26/6/14 at 09:13 PM Reply With Quote
Not quite the same, but when I first got my Escort back axle I decided to pull out the half-shafts so I could weld on the brackets... first one came out, and the old and smelly axle oil poured out over my shoe and onto the garage floor...






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jacko

posted on 26/6/14 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
I moved a bus at work and knocked a full drum of old oil over out the bus about 20gal , i spent all my dinner time cleaning it up
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mark chandler

posted on 26/6/14 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
Carefully drained mine, replaced oil filter then put In a fresh gallon of oil, nothing reading on the dipstick as this dipstick had not installed the bung

Usual trick is pull the bung with hot oil, watch it splash everywhere apart from the container and as it's hot cannot get the bung back in.... Worst part is I do not seem to Learn, couple of weeks ago another oily mess to clear up.

Even purchased a silverline oil extraction thing to suck the oil out via the dipstick, cannot fit the tube down the dipstick hole so more money wasted.

[Edited on 26/6/14 by mark chandler]

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nick205

posted on 26/6/14 at 09:34 PM Reply With Quote
Bloody hell guys, get yourselves a PELA oil pump and suck the oil out through the dipstick tube. Oil goes straight into a sealed container, no dicking about under the car and having to replace the sump plug washer, no mess, job done in minutes.

One of the best 40s I've ever spent.






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richard thomas

posted on 26/6/14 at 09:36 PM Reply With Quote
simply turn the car upside down whilst you remove/refit the sump bolt.......sorry.....:-)
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loggyboy

posted on 26/6/14 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
My stupidest oil moment was forgetting the whole plug
Started topping up, 2 litres went in (and straight back out again) before I realised I was just oiling the drive. My dad was not best pleased. A mistake you only make once.





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keith777

posted on 26/6/14 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
I remember years ago changing oil on my dads renault 5, backing off the ramps drivers door wide open, looking behind making sure not to back into the gates, crrruunnnccchh door hits side of house,door bent right Back into front wing daddy wasn't best pleased !!





cheers Keith

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Texan

posted on 27/6/14 at 01:14 AM Reply With Quote
I trained my wife and both of my daughters. None of my kids were allowed to have a car till they'd built a car.

My wife and daughter used to trade me replacing the starter on the VW bug based MGTD kit car for me cooking dinner. They'd beat me every time.





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JeffHs

posted on 27/6/14 at 03:54 PM Reply With Quote
Changed valve stem seals on old Sierra using rope in cylinder trick. Last valve I did, I dropped one of the collets down a drain hole. Took out the sump plug and it fell out. Lucky lucky and it fixed the smoky engine too.
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