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08-05-2008, 06:56 PM
I was just wondering how do i drain the oil from a ka? i think i put a little to much oil in today and need to remove some but im not reallly sure how to. thanks for the help =]

08-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Oh jeez....
You drain oil from the KA just like any other motor.
Jack up the car, put jack stands under it.
Crawl under the car, loosen the drain plug on the oil pan, oil will come flowing out of it.
Make sure you have something to catch the oil in, like a drain pan, and discard of the oil at a local shop.
Reinsert drain plug.
Research before you ask questions

08-05-2008, 10:44 PM
yeah what he said just dont loosen it all the way

08-05-2008, 10:59 PM
KA's are very peculiar about draining the oil. Basically, you'll need to drill a 3/8" hole through the oil pan and let it drain for a bit. Afterwards you either have to use a rubber cork/stopper, OR just JB weld the hole shut to prevent oil leaks and bearing failures. This is why most of us just take our car to jiffy lube, it's too much work for the DIY guy to do. Best of luck!

08-05-2008, 11:08 PM
Another way is to start the motor, then remove the oil filter.

That way you use the engine's internal oil pump to push out the oil.

do not do this it will fuck your shit up.

08-05-2008, 11:13 PM
I like to remove the oil cap and stick the vacuum hose attachment from my HOOVER vacuum cleaner into the oil fill hole, then start the car and remove oil that way, save times from having to get under the car.

08-05-2008, 11:57 PM
I personally like to drive over curbs until I look in the rear view and see fluid.

Anything else is too much work.

08-06-2008, 12:06 AM
haha wow this thread is funny. change ur oil much OP?

08-06-2008, 02:40 AM
I usually remove the offending engine and the oil goes with it.......:drama:

Just kidding, I like KAs, do not come kill me,

08-06-2008, 10:39 AM
i like to pick my car up with my bare hands and flip it over that way i can drain the coolant and the oil at the same time it works so great guys you should all try it some time lol

Soup Nazi
08-06-2008, 10:56 AM
Who changes their own oil these days?

Pfffffff :keke:

08-08-2008, 02:47 AM

You guys are all full of shit. Best way is to just remove you oil cap, and start you car.

Still to much oil? Remove valve cover, then start car.

Man, you guys are :loco:

08-08-2008, 05:38 PM
lol this thread is funny!........if you are new to automotive, best bet is goto a local community college and sign up for a automotive class or goto barnes & nobles/ borders and read automotive maintenance guide lol

08-08-2008, 06:05 PM
jack up car, locate drain bolt on botton of engine's oil pan. Drain bolt size is an M14x1.25. Make sure you have an M14 copper crush washer from autozone before you crack the drain bolt open. Remove the drain bolt. Make sure you do this cold because you need to quickly put on a new washer, adn you dont want to burn yourself.

Make sure you have at least 1 extra bottle of matching oil. Either match the ammount of oil you have drained, or slowly add oil untill its at the correct MAX line on hte dipstick.

Easier way if you need to remove a little bit of oil, and probably better for the car is to remove the oil filter adn put on a new one. - This you probably want to do whent he engine is hot, because an empty oil filter isnt good.

08-09-2008, 10:34 AM
I was just wondering how do i drain the oil from a ka? i think i put a little to much oil in today and need to remove some but im not reallly sure how to. thanks for the help =]

you friggin troll


08-09-2008, 10:44 AM
I am friggin amazed