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Old 05-08-2002, 05:12 PM
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You don't have to use a Topsider.

A Topsider makes sense with some newer cars in which a belly pan covers the sump drain bolt. It's not a big deal to remove the belly pan and many use the opportunity to inspect for leaks and other things that collect in the belly pan and don't make it to the ground.

I use a Topsider because my oil filters are accessible from the top and I don't need another reason to go under the car.

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