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Oil drain plug
In message <97Sep8.email@example.com> "Sean Ford" writes:
> Speaking of oil changes, in the latest Griot's Garage catalog, they are
> advertising an oil "retreiver" (or some such language). This contraption
> looks like a tall clear cylindrical object with a hand pump and a long thin
> hose which is placed in the dipstick access hole. Has anyone seen or used
> this device?
They used to be _very_ common on German garage forecourts, under a sign that
said: "Oelwechsel - Sofort!"
I think they were coin-operated, and sucked out whatever oil could be reached
by shoving a probe down the dipstick hole. Then you went into the shop and
bought some more oil. They went out of fashion ten or fifteen years ago, I
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