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falkkor
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falkkor Aug 27, 7:43pm - #261076 

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Brain Fart! Need a Simple quick answer.

Jsut got home from work, got my car jacked uip and rdy for an oil change... should I let the engine cool all the way down b4 I drain it?
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sho Aug 27, 7:47pm - #261077 

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i dont think that matters because whenever i take it in they just drain it without waiting for the car to cool down.

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falkkor Aug 27, 7:53pm - #261078 

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Yeah thats what I thought, Couldnt remember for sure. Thanks thumbsup Off to get dirty grin
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jonnyess Aug 27, 8:15pm - #261079 

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Caution! If engine is hot, oil is hotter! depending on your equipment for changing the oil, you might want to wait an hour or so (unless...it's TOOOOO LATE!!)

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ragingpaseo Aug 27, 8:18pm - #261080 
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just let it sit for 10-15mins...then again, you're probably done by now... rofl
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falkkor Aug 27, 9:36pm - #261081 

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I let it sit for 30min. I had jsut drove like 40 miles so it was a lil hot still. but came right out smile That shit was way over due. frown She feels smoother now with some fresh oil grin
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Zero Aug 28, 12:33am - #261082 

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you could've burned your arms or body if you didnt let the engine cool down for at least 30 mins.

you dont wanna take that risk. thumbsup

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Sancho Aug 28, 4:46am - #261083 

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Yeah, I would let it sit anyway. Engine parts get hot too, especially undercarriage. I heard if you mess with anything while engine is hot, metal warpage can occur. Probably just with the engine, but nonetheless...

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Polykarb Aug 28, 6:28am - #261084 

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I opened that puppy up as soon as i was home from work, put on some surgeons gloves and went to work at it. The oil was hot, but i didn't feel it with the gloves on.

jack it up, open the Hood and undo the underbody plastics, your good.

Don't worry about letting your car run after you put the new oil in it, as soon as the engine is turned over, oil has already saturated the engine head and all parts.

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Clos Aug 28, 6:33am - #261085 
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thumbsup dont burn ur self now
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falkkor Aug 28, 8:34am - #261086 

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Well it sit for about 30min.. it was 80deg here, I had driven like 40 miles.. and the 30min wasnt enough waiting 1-2 hours next time. grin
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