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post #1091 of 1484 (permalink) Old 08-01-2015, 04:18 PM
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That's my fear of them as well.
It just "seems" dangerous.

Not saying it is lol, I just feel as though it is.
But convenience to the max.

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The company also warns drivers that the plugs shouldn't be installed on cars with low clearance. I understand that they should put that but I don't see the plug getting smashed off before the oil pan hitting something and cracking.

They also make a little plastic lock that keeps the lever in place, but I wonder why they would need that if the valves perform like it should.


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Safety first bro.

Also, they do have to cover their asses on all bases, so both accounts make plenty sense to me.
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They're a great idea except: If you want to get the most oil out per drain, stick with what ya got as the threads stick into the pan a bit and raise the floor and thus leave a tad more in there. Probably not enough to matter, but I don't have a clear oil pan to check.

If your oil drain plug is parallel to the ground, you'll likely not have clearance issues.

Also if the valve is oriented in a way that road debris would open it, the plastic clip is cheap insurance.

And don't worry about oil pressure, the pan isn't pressurized, and the oil can't rotate a ball valve- if it could, everyone's outdoor faucets would be turning themselves on.
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They're a great idea except: If you want to get the most oil out per drain, stick with what ya got as the threads stick into the pan a bit and raise the floor and thus leave a tad more in there. Probably not enough to matter, but I don't have a clear oil pan to check.

If your oil drain plug is parallel to the ground, you'll likely not have clearance issues.

Also if the valve is oriented in a way that road debris would open it, the plastic clip is cheap insurance.

And don't worry about oil pressure, the pan isn't pressurized, and the oil can't rotate a ball valve- if it could, everyone's outdoor faucets would be turning themselves on.
All very good to know! Thanks @brandini .

I'll probably just stick with the drain plug I have.


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Anyone know where I can find oil drain plug crush washers? Only can find plastic or rubber and can't torque it properly with those....

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Anyone know where I can find oil drain plug crush washers? Only can find plastic or rubber and can't torque it properly with those....
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It's a whole bolt you can buy. Like $2.

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order it online then ya goof lol

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