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Where and how do i drain oil from an 01 limited cruiser??

 
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Old 16 Apr 2009, 10:39 pm
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Default Where and how do i drain oil from an 01 limited cruiser??

Hey hey people.
i'm new, and mechanically illiterate...
a sh*tty mechanic put too much oil in the cruiser i just bought, and i was wondering if anyone could perhaps give me slightly detailed instructions on draining a litre or so from my oil pan..?.?
even a small picture of where the plug is...
i would greatly appreciate any help.
thanks...
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Old 17 Apr 2009, 07:27 am
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Default Re: Where and how do i drain oil from an 01 limited cruiser??

Why not just take it back and complain to the mechanic? Just show him the dipstick with the overfilled amount of oil. That is the way you found out it's overfilled. Better yet, go straight to the manager of the place that did the oil change and complain to him.

If you don't know where the drain pan plug is, it's going to me a messy job of just trying to get one quart out. You'll have to jack up the car, have a big enough catch pan to not make a mess, have a 13mm wrench and just loosen the nut enough to let the amount of overfilled oil out. Meanwhile you'll have oil all over your hands and probably the floor of the place your working at.

It's easier to just drop all the oil and refill it with 4 1/2 quarts (filter takes 1/2) of new oil.
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Old 17 Apr 2009, 09:36 pm
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Default Re: Where and how do i drain oil from an 01 limited cruiser??

ya i gotta do it myself. i'm prepared for the mess. thank you so much for the help.
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