likely get covered in oil

When dealing with an older vehicle... if the sump plug has not been removed for a while dont stand under it with no protection as you try to remove it because you will most likely get covered in oil

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May 17, 2020 6:23 AM

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Oil drain plugs are designed to work on a level surface, but SO LONG AS you do not change the vehicle pitch enough to keep the drain plug from being at the lowest point of the oil system, it will still drain fine

May 29, 2020 6:03 PM

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If it is horizontal then I do not fill it before putting it on. The oil would simply pour out, making a mess. It is generally not necessary to pre-fill the filter. But, if you can, it certainly doesn't hurt anything and oil will start circulating a couple of seconds earlier on restart.



May 29, 2020 6:03 PM

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Add oil to the car if the dipstick reading is near the minimum line. You should top up your car immediately if you are at or below the proper oil level to prevent damage to your car. Adding oil to your car, however, is not a substitute for replacing your oil on a regular basis.


May 29, 2020 6:06 PM

The oil will warm up to about 100 degrees, which is not hot enough to burn you, but warm enough that it will flow easily. If the vehicle has been driven, let it sit for 20-30 minutes before draining the oil


May 29, 2020 6:06 PM

An oil leak that is left alone can cause seals or rubber hoses to wear prematurely. Furthermore, oil leaks are a fire hazard and can cause your vehicle to fail without warning. If the oil catches fire or the engine fails while you are driving, there is potential for injury to yourself and others.


May 29, 2020 6:08 PM