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Oil drain plug

In message <97Sep8.083612edt.8065@gateway.nwh.org> "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 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club