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Old 02-20-2008, 07:33 PM
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The high school dropouts at the quick lube places do it all day long. I figure if they are smart enough to pull it off, I am too!!!
The dropouts have a lift.

I don't.

The oil and the plug are hot enough to burn you if you change it in the first hour.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:00 PM
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The oil and the plug are hot enough to burn you...
I am sure we have plenty of hot oil changers here on the forum. Anyone ever gone to the ER with an oil plug burn?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:14 PM
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I am sure we have plenty of hot oil changers here on the forum. Anyone ever gone to the ER with an oil plug burn?
...........and the relevance would be...........??
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:29 PM
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That's the hose I T'd in to for the VO system, but I pretty much replace that hose with a longer one that goes around the front of the filter canister instead of over it...you can kid of see it in the pic. Fishing the hose between the filter canister and the IP was a little tricky if I remember, but in the end its not kinked or squeezed anywhere. Makes oil changes a little easier...I still have a few vacuum lines to move out of the way when I'm taking the top off.


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Old 02-20-2008, 09:38 PM
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The high school dropouts at the quick lube places do it all day long. I figure if they are smart enough to pull it off, I am too!!!

The way I see it, about the only thing that gets hot enough to cause any real injury is the exhaust system. And it cools off pretty quick.
Um,... depending on the drive and how long you have sat parked before you started draining... the motor oil can exceed 300F... that's plenty hot to cause injury!
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:49 PM
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Um,... depending on the drive and how long you have sat parked before you started draining... the motor oil can exceed 300F... that's plenty hot to cause injury!
our coolers help, but don't get cocky!
If you oil is running at 300F it's not going to last very long, 200F is closer to reality.

I changed mine hot this afternoon, the drain plug was hot but I can hold it as long as I keep it moving around between my fingers. If it was 300F, you would lose skin.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:07 PM
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I found it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:26 PM
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Years of flexing that hose will weaken it over time ask me which one of my hoses has split.....you guessed it. And the new replacement hose is even stiffer.
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I`ve changed the oil enough times I don`t think about it much any more, the first time was a pita. knocked off some vacuum lines, oh crap now where do these go?
I usually change it hot, crack the lid and let it drain over night. then fish out the drain plug I usually drop in the hot oil. .
I only had trouble with the O ring falling off the lid when I used Wix filters. seemed they were a little larger. used a little grease to hold it on.

And remember it only takes 8 qts of oil, not 16 , that`s a long story.

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Old 02-21-2008, 08:21 AM
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That's definately a W123 problem. I have it too, but I don't think my hose extends quite so far over the oil filter hosing as the OP's. It seems to me that if the hose were cut slightly at the firewall end, it may shorten it enough to remove some of the interference. OTOH, there is less hose to bend if your engine rocks.
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any vacuum line mods

It is a PITA cause of that rubber hose, and the vac lines. Has anyone modified there vac lines to clean that firewall area up. Mine is an absolute mess there with lots of duct tape, etc... holding everything together. Maybe one day I will try to move everything over out of the oil filter housing area, and replace those old taped vac lines...
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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This is where I differ from you fellows.

I drain it cold.

Why screw around with a hot engine and risk burning yourself on the cap or the drain plug?

I remove the drain plug and pop the cap and let it sit overnight. I also crack the lower cooler fitting.

I can assure you that I get more oil out of the engine than any of the "hot changers".
Thats what I do but I always take a jug of oil and set it on the steering wheel if I let it set over night, just too remind me too put oil back in before I fire up
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Thats what I do but I always take a jug of oil and set it on the steering wheel if I let it set over night, just too remind me too put oil back in before I fire up
There was a day when my comment would be:

"How could you be so stupid to forget that the engine has no oil in it?".

But, those days are over.............

Someday, the kids will realize what we're talking about..............
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:01 PM
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I am changing the oil now and still question that coolant hose. I find using Mechanix gloves on a semi hot engine is great. I drove 10 miles from wal mart to home and let her sit for 20 minutes and then started draining the oil.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:24 PM
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I just push the hose out of the way, but I noticed that the coolant hose is now weeping in the inside of the 90deg bend. Also I have the same issue with the wix filters, I love them, but the o-ring is just slightly too big and always slips off while trying to hold the hose out of the way, line up the studs, and keep vacuum lines out from under the cap Argh
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