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Yes, you can do it the old way, jack up the car and remove the bottom shield to access the drain plug etc.
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I use the very same one, great capacity, just works! And yes, one could probably wear a tux for sure! Just clean and simple task, under the the car for oil change? Not any longer, love this thing! https://www.tooltopia.com/mityvac-7201.aspx

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On the subject of oil suckers... You can make one for a coupla $$, get a tank of some kind (I had an old plastic gas can I used to use but an AC guy gave me an empty metal refrigerant tank), drill one hole for a hose barb fitting and another hole for a shop vac hose (like the 1.25" hoses) away from the barb hole. Get some plastic tubing that will fit in the oil dipstick tube (either that will go all the way down or fit tightly at the top) and put that on the hose barb. Put your shop vac in the big hole, the hose in the dipstick tube, get a beer, and turn on your shop vac. A few minutes later you have an empty engine, a beer in yo belly, and it's all clean.
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I have used this for 20 years...
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All that said, I still prefer to drive up on my ramps, slide under the car, drop the cover (only 4 screws) and let the oil whoosh out through the drain plug hole into a bucket. This gives me a chance to check the underside of the engine for any signs of leaks or trouble.
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Yes, you can do it the old way, jack up the car and remove the bottom shield to access the drain plug etc.
You shouldn't have to remove the bottom shield, at last on my '96 they left a big enough opening. Still draining is not my preferred method.
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Yes, you can do it the old way, jack up the car and remove the bottom shield to access the drain plug etc.
You shouldn't have to remove the bottom shield, at last on my '96 they left a big enough opening. Still draining is not my preferred method.
but I’m pretty sure you can’t remove the oil filter without removing the undershield.

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but Iím pretty sure you canít remove the oil filter without removing the undershield.
The M113 oil filter is at the top front left of the engine, so is removed from above. Isn't the M119 oil filter on the front right side down by the exhaust manifold, and the filter also removed from above ??
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