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How to Loosen the Oil Drain Plug

by Mark Sullivan; Updated September 18, 2017

Loosen the oil drain plug for removal when changing your car's oil. Our expert car mechanic explains how in this free auto-maintenance video on DIY oil changes.

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Mark Sullivan has been a professional automotive mechanic and high performance engine builder for 16 years. Mark was trained as an auto-union mechanic and has worked professionally as a line mechanic on Mercedes Benz, Audi, Porsche, BMW, NSU, and Volkswagen automobiles. He has designed and built racing cars for track and off-road races. He has worked at factory dealer service departments, independent automotive repair facilities, and worked with private racing teams. Mark has built numerous high performance engines for street and race cars. His specialties include tubular frame chassis design and construction, transmission ratio calculations, combustion head and engine case machining, crankshaft set up (stroker, counterweighted, and roller bearing). His capabilities include expertise on multiple carburetor systems, intake and valve porting, header exhaust systems, fuel injection, nitrous, high capacitive discharge ignition, and timing systems, double wishbone and more!

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