You're welcome Dominic.
I've never changed my own oil before but it's time I started to. This device looks perfect. I've found a few places in town that sell them so I'll probably pick one up soon and test it out in a few weeks.
If I don't have a membership to Sam's Club or Costco where's the best place to buy Mobil 1 5W-30? It looks like it'll be about $32 from Advanced Autoparts for 6qts.
If the oil has been moving through the system all the particulates should be suspended in the medium due to the viscosity of the fluid. So even if I couldn't get that last 1/4 cup of fluid in the bottom all the new oil would dilute any left over particles.
Maybe I'll drain it once every few oil changes to be sure. I'm going to start performing an oil analysis so I can compare doing a topside oil change versus a bottom side one.
From all of the oil I have seen come out of a car, I would have to say half of the "left over particles" at the bottom of the pan are metal. It might remix with the new oil, but I'm not sure thats a good thing.I know what you're saying, but I can't agree. I grew up rebuilding my own engines and I've seen lots of crap collect in places. No one would ever flush anything it that were true. JMHO.. Ron
That's why a strong magnet stuck to the side of the oil filter is a good thing.From all of the oil I have seen come out of a car, I would have to say half of the "left over particles" at the bottom of the pan are metal. It might remix with the new oil, but I'm not sure thats a good thing.