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Old 05-19-2003, 01:38 PM
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Very interesting indeed. I have also seen a few ounces of oil left in the oil pan after draining via the drain bolt. But with your illustration here AND even an additional the rearward tilt of the car I am amazed.

BTW, I like the idea of using the golf tee to keep the remaining oil in the tube from dripping out.

One concern: I saw that you cut your tube at a 45 degree angle. Wouldn't you get more oil out by reducing that angle? Yes it may "catch/suck" against the pan bottom more easily but a reduced angle would ensure a lower level of oil remaining.

When sucking the oil out the I reach that gurgling sound I usually will lift the tube slightly and reinsert. Seems to get a bit more oil.

As always, thanks for the great pictures and explanations for us DIYers.

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