Engine, Exhaust, Drivetrain, ECU
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I have always drained the oil through the sump plug but am considering using a vacuum pump through the dipstick tube.
Anyone else use this method for the 1.2 petrol engine?
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- Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:21 pm
Would that remove all of the sludge that settles at the bottom of the sump? I know professionals use this method but this is for speed.
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I’m interested in the response to this too. What are the risks using an oil extractor pump instead of the sump plug? I can’t see why it would cause any problems?
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- Location: North Lincolnshire
I would always spend the time to drain properly! Take the plug out a new seal costs a few pence and then you’re gonna get loads of the crap out the engine too! As already mentioned the sludge collects I the sump and best way is to drain it so the oil drags it out
MY15 1.4 na 5 Door Red Sting.