I recently purchased a 2016 Kia Sorento and went to do the first oil change today. I quickly discovered that the oil pan is under a cowling/cover on the bottom of my car which is held on by about two dozen bolts. I spent 15 minutes on my back this morning removing the bolts and finally gave up with about 8 left. I would like to be able to change the oil on this vehicle myself, but I don’t feel like dealing with all the cowling bolts.
I’m aware of oil extractors like the two linked below, but have never used one. It allows you to remove the oil from the engine compartment instead of draining through the drain plug hold.
For those who have experience with oil extractors, are they good? My only real concern, assuming they work as described, is that all of the grit that collects at the bottom of the oil pan would not be removed like it would if you were draining the oil out through the drain plug.
Thanks in advance.