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Old 10-28-2010, 10:45 PM
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I use the Femco no spill drain plug kit on my truck and I will be adding one to the BMW soon. No more busting bolts, replacing copper washers or cleaning oil from the garage floor.

To install you replace your drain plug with the one in the kit. The plug screws into the pan and has a threaded outer sleeve. (sticking out from the pan) The drain hose has a brass fitting on one end whcih screws onto the ourter sleeve of the drain plug and this actuates the valve inside the fitting and the oil starts flowing.

You won't need a single tool to slide under the car and get the oil draining, and I can direct the drain tube anywhere I want. No mess at all.

When you're finished, remove the drain tube and cover the plug with a nice protective brass cap. The fitting seals the pan automatically when you remove the hose the cap just keeps dirt out.

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