(b) you would be introducing the possibility that something you drive over bounces up and hits the handle on the spigot, opens it up, and all your oil drains out while you're driving. Admittedly the chances are slim, but you have now increased them to greater than 0, which is the chance you have right now with a drain plug bolted in there. Why court trouble?
I'm not asking because I'm lazy (note how I avoid answering that question directly) but because it would save so much time over the course of the years I'm doing my own oilchanges.
I just finished the first oilchange in this car yesterday. Jacking it up (which everyone does the first time I think) took longer than anything else. But I could probably do the oilchange in 3 minutes with a drainspout.
I wasn't thinking of a push-lever to drain the oil. I was thinking of something like those faucets where you push the knob down, and it slowly rises up if you don't keep constant pressure on it. That would decrease the accidental drain problem.
Unless you lowered your car and its not that easy anymore. However, to answer your question, I have seen something like this for oil pan bolts. Its a locking lever with a spring. You flip a tab up off the spring seat and turn it and it drains. Turn it the other way and it seals, flip the lever down and it locks. I just have not been able to determine what the thread pitch is on the stock one to get one that will fit. I don't want to buy all three sizes and try them out
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