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11-08-2002, 08:45 AM
I'll be doing my first oil change this weekend using a Pella oil extractor. Many of the DIY oil change posts have said to allow the engine to reach operating temperature before beginning. My questions are:

1. What is considered operating temperature? Is it the 145-190 as shown on the oil temp guage, or is it when the yellow tach lights go out?

2. If it is the 145-190 oil temp range, is this too hot for the plastic tubes of the oil extractor, causing them to melt or deform?

Thanks for you help.


11-08-2002, 08:52 AM
Yes the engine should be warm. It won't matter much if it is 125 or 190 except the for the likelihood of you getting burned ;-).

The warm oil won't melt the tube.

Good luck.


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11-08-2002, 09:03 AM

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