Can I use a Brake Fluid Bleeder for engine oil?

Mine were all factory stock. 1990 Mazda RX-7 GTUs, 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS, and current 2010 Kia Forte SX. The only unusual scraping was the 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse which ground off the horizontal bottom of the air dam when exiting some parking lots.

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@Beancounter . This still doesn’t mean that the OP will get all the way to the bottom of the pan.

Yosemite

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Totally agree it’s not an optimal solution but we’re talking using a glorified turkey baster vs. $30 for something that actually works.
And it’s so cheap and easy to use that hopefully the original poster won’t be tempted to “save” by postponing or going the cheepo special oil change route.

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I have that problem with two vehicles I currently maintain. I solved it with a piece of scrap 2x10 PT. I cut the board into about 18" long pieces with a 45 degree bevel cut on one end. I have old steel ramps with a rolled edge that just fits over the edges of the 2x10. I put the 2x10, beveled edge to the tire to make a ramp up, then drive the car up onto the 2x10. That gives me enough room to slip the ramps up to the tire. Then I drive up onto the ramp.

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Then I’d pay a shop to change my oil.

This is a perfectly legitimate reason to farm out the work.

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I priced ramps , and would also make extensions so my low vehicles would go up them . Oil and filter plus it is a 20 mile round trip to dispose of the oil .Just not worth it for me plus the place I use washes and vacuums the vehicle.

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I’ve found the price difference between my local indy shop and me doing it myself isn’t worth the time to even dig out my jack stands.

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My metal ramps slide on approach on my smooth concrete floor. Homemade wood ones work fine. (And I own a 4 post lift) The ramps are faster !

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Someone has a lift and wants to crawl on the floor ! OK Fine.

@VOLVO_V70 , I heard that @37chev just likes the feel of the cool concrete on his back on those hot summer days. I’d do that but all that dirt stuck to my permanent fur, back there, would get all dirty.

And if I use as creeper I’d get all that hair caught in the creeper wheels. It was tough driving to the hospital with the creeper between the truck seat and my back, so they could cut me free.

I tried to drive to the Beauty Parlor instead…it was closer…but they said that they don’t do BACKS!!!:open_mouth:

Yosemite

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Just get a lift installed in your garage, driveway, backyard, hell living room why tf not. Put one under your bed to get that perfect angle of sleep to massage the pain from laying down for oil changes out. XD :wink:

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On my wife’s 2012 Malibu (2.4L 4cyl) the oil filter is accessed from the top of the engine. She has a drop in cartridge filter.

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On one of the car ‘what’s it worth’ shows somebody brought in a 1950’s ‘oil vacuum’ with the Mobil logo on it, used at a gas station. Some ideas have been around forever…

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