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Oil drain plug

In message <TCPSMTP.17.9.9.-> frankbauer@thevine.net writes:

>>> Do you happen to know why they went out of fashion? Were there
>>> problems associated with the use of this device?

>> I seem to remember a very unfavourable consumer test report.  It's a
>> long time ago, though.

> was Sean talking about the drain-valve-with-lever that replaces the oil
> drain plug?  i have them on all my vehicles.  200,000+ miles on my jetta
> gli.

No - about the 'vacuum out' via the dipstick hole method of oil
changing.  In Germany, oil filters are only changed on alternate oil
changes.  It used to be common to do the intermediate one by sucking the
oil out through the dipstick hole, but I think the practice has ceased

 Phil Payne
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