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    mate of mines been on about it today didnt even know you could do it this way

    anyone done it like this

    good idea when you just want a change of oil and not touch the filter

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    dipstick oil change????? how does that work???

    and why would you want to change the oil and not the filter?

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    myself i have alway changed the filter every other change

    via the dipstick its done under pressure do a google about i been doing a bit of reading on it sound not to bad

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    Quite common on marine engines due to restricted space, the oil is sucked out
    through the dipstick tube.

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    Shell used offer a DIY oil change on their forecourts about twenty years ago. It looked like a regular petrol pump with a couple of hoses one to suck the oil out of the dipstick tube and one to refill. It took about 15-30 minutes I never used it myself but it only lasted about a year as everyone had grief with it even housewife's where trying it! Lol

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    Some of the 'fastfit' places do it,put a line down the dipstick tube and suck it out as it then goes into a recycling drum without the fitter touching it, or having to worry about replacing sump plug. Its more common than you think.

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    I don't see the point in not changing the filter everytime, it's not expensive and does an important job.

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    You should always change the filter as all your doing is contaminating the new oil

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    This is very common in the US. "JiffyLube" and all those other ****-fit sort of places over there do it.

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    We have this facility on our oil daleks at work but nobody uses it cos there is no better way than dropping the sump plug.
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