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How long do you let your oil drain? #4721272
04/09/18 08:23 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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Till it is a minor stream.
Till it drips
Till it doesn't drip

I usually drain mine till it drips.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721274
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Till itís dripping very slooooowly..

I did 4 oil changes this past Saturday, smile

Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721275
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I let it get to a slow drip. I'm doing a 15 minute oil change not a hour and a half oil change. When it gets to a slow drip if you wait 2 hours you likely aren't going to get 2 OZ. more.


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Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721276
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10-15 minutes. I change hot too.


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2010 Camry 2.5, GTX 5W-20, Fram Ultra XG9972
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721278
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Whatever it's doing after an hour+. I go and get started on something else like the grass.


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2002 Taurus Vulcan SOLD
2006 Explorer SOLD
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721280
04/09/18 08:34 AM
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It's been a while since we've had one of these threads. I do the usual under hood checks etc, while its draining, then do yard work or something else so it can drain an hour +/-.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721286
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I usually rush the process by pouring 5 quarts of a GrpV synthetic (Motul, Redline, or G-Oil Advanced) through to flush out the old GTL that was in the sump, and then fill it back up within a couple minutes with more GTL and go on about my business.

whistle

Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721290
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I drain it until it slows down to a very slow drip. Usually just go take a little break for 30 minutes or check out the suspension and other fluid levels.

If a friend wants me to change their oil, I'll give it about 10-15 minutes. Plus usually the car's hot, so it drains out pretty quick.

Last edited by Smoqueed; 04/09/18 08:43 AM.
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721291
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Extraction here, no drain. smile


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Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721292
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Overnight minimum, maybe longer.

Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721303
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I'll go until it's a slow drip, maybe 10-15 minutes. I don't want to spend the time to figure out how long it takes to stop dripping...I change the oil warm (but not full operating temp) and think that must help the bulk of it drain out fairly quickly.


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M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721315
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Changing oil is not one of my favorites tasks to do, so I let it drain for about a half hour while I have a beer or a coffee and call it good. After a half hour nothing is coming out


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721317
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I get under the car, pull the plug, let it drain , look around for anything that is amiss. When it stops streaming the plug goes back in. Done.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721320
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ZZman Offline OP
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I do it hot as well and within 10-15 minutes it is dripping.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: How long do you let your oil drain? [Re: ZZman] #4721321
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Like the majority of the previous, which sounds like about 30 mins.


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