The oil filter drain tool is typically used to empty the sump and reservoir of an engine block or gearbox. It can also be used to remove fluid from a car transmission when changing gear levels. The tool has a long-tubing connection on one end and a threaded pipe fitting on the other, which is inserted into the sump or reservoir and then twisted clockwise through 180 degrees until it comes loose from the body of the device.
# Can you drain your oil through the filter?
An oil filter drain tool can be used to drain your oil through the filter by connecting it to the hose on the end of your oil pump, which is connected to your sump. The longer tube goes in the hole in the filter and twists up until it comes loose from the body of the device. Then you can remove and replace filters as necessary while draining your sump at the same time.
# What are the sizes of oil filter drain tool?
Although there are a number of different oil filter drain tools you can choose from, it’s important to find the right size for your vehicle. In most cases, this will mean choosing between one of three standard sizes. The first is an 8-inch oil filter removal tool which is suitable for cars and light trucks. The second is a 10-inch oil filter removal tool which is used for larger vehicles such as trucks and vans. The third is a 14-inch oil filter removal tool which is used for vehicles such as forklift trucks.
# Can I use an oil filter drain tool to remove the drain plug from the bottom of my engine?
It’s not recommended that you use an oil filter drain tool to remove a drain plug from the bottom of your engine. In fact, doing so is potentially dangerous to your engine and could damage the entire valve cover. Oil filter drain tools are designed to remove oil from your sump and not for draining engines or changing engine parts.
# Can I use an oil filter drain tool to remove the fill plug from my car?
Although it’s possible to use an oil filter drain tool to remove a fill plug, it’s not recommended that you attempt this as this could cause serious damage to your car if done incorrectly.