^^^^ this is valid logic. However, a 10-pack of washers on Amazon is quite cheap, and if you feel better about it then change it. The fact is 28 N•m isn’t “crushing” the washer anyway and a close inspection will bear that out. If you can’t see any deformation just re-use it......I've never replaced the drain plug crush washer....
The technique requires you to hold the plug steady in the transition vertical point for a minute or so to get most of the oil out and your hand will be in the middle of all the oil. draining.Not removing the plug is actually a little simpler.
No, that's not correct, most don't lose the plug, because there's guides that would have it drop out the lower plug hole.My logic is simple, most people lose the plug by not being centered on the 8mm plug hole as they lower the plug and the plug catches the inner lower pan hole edge and the plug falls off the 5mm Allen.
Only because it happened (the plug falling in) to a lot of people evidently. Sure most people don't have an issue otherwise this would be a recall or something. But there are a lot of forum pages dedicated to this so it is an issue to some and when it happens apparently the plug doesn't just pop out and the nightmare begins for some. Just because it never happened to you doesn't mean it can't happen.No, that's not correct, most don't lose the plug, because there's guides that would have it drop out the lower plug hole.
Even without the use of the RL Super Plug, removing the inner plug completely is simpler than your technique.
Not sure why we would make such a simple task sound so complicated.
No, that is not evident.Only because it happened (the plug falling in) to a lot of people evidently.
Just because it never happened to you doesn't mean it can't happen.
I think you're getting confused here.most people lose the plug
I understand stripping the Allen plug but I can't change that and if it is stripped then the magic plug does me no good (as it will just sit in the box till the other plug is removed). Besides stripping an Allen is usually a result of improper insertion of the key so I was real careful to be vertical and lined up before turning.@Ydo , you're putting "faith" in the posts that warn you about loosing the inner plug? Which is ok, although I'm telling you you can't loose the inner plug. And at the same time there are MANY more posts about the 5mm inner plug stripping, yet, that's ok? Good luck when/if you strip that the inner plug. It's not a lot of fun drilling out...