I guess I meant to say that you should change the oil when it's warm, not hot or cold, which is usually after the vehicle has been driven and allowed to sit for 20 minutes or so. One of the selling points of a drain valve is that it lets you change the oil when it's still hot without having to wait, and I think that is not the best idea, not even taking temperature into consideration. After you drive the vehicle, you should let it sit for 20-30 minutes so the oil can settle back into the pan, and it's still plenty warm enough to drain properly.Quickdtoo said:Motor oil should be changed when the engine is warm, not cold, do an internet search for "changing engine oil", you'll see that is the recommendation. I've been changing oil on my cars for the last 40 some years, warm oil drains much better and you'll remove more of the old oil and any contaminents in the bottom of the oil pan. I usually let the engine set for 15-20 minutes after running at operating temperature before draining it. All oil will be in the pan and it's not scalding hot, but will drain very well. The V6 oil filter should be a cinch since it has a drain to use before removing the filter housing. :wink:
Quickdtoo said:The Suredrain doesn't protrude much more than most stock oil pan plugs and there's a cap on it to keep it from leaking, just in case. The drain tube must be attached to open the internal valve.
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