So I changed my oil Saturday. I found out the drain plug didn't want to hold the oil anymore. I saw about 3 -5 drips in 30 minutes, which is kinda bad. I'm sligtly glad I had the issu with the tie rod, once getting the car in the air I soon found a very large puddle of brand new oil by my head....sitting from 3:00 in the after noon to about 10:30 that night left me with a puddle nearly 8 inches around
I had thought since the oil was going to be changed a week later i would just keep a close ey on it and have an extra quart of oil with me just in case, but once I saw that large puddle something had to be done now. but I didn't want to change the oil again.
My dad says we can do it without losing a drop of oil. and im like how. he wouldn't tell me he just said get your wrench and you'll see. He rolled the shop Vac out in front of the car and im like...ok...he pulls the valve cover cap off and puts the shop vac to it, and im like, you sure that'll hold it? he said get down and remove the plug. And sure enough the vacuume held the oil in and didn't suck any out, I didn't lose one drop, except for the oil on the plug itself. Put soem thread sealer on it real quick and another gasket and screwed it back in. Not a drop lose since....from the plug anyway...
has anyone ever tried that before, or heard the trick?