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Hi everybody, good day to you! Welcome back! So uh, once upon a time I did an oil change uh on a Jaguar and we found out that said Jaguar had a stripped drain plug and I ordered a new drain pan from uh from a Jaguar dealership which was this or an oil pan and which was this unit not this exact one. Uh, three weeks later they canceled the order. a week after that I called them to see where it was because they didn't tell me that they canceled the order. Then they told me the part was no longer available in as I'm back order so I had to order another one.

So I think we're on five or six weeks later something like that and I've got a uh I got another oil pan that hopefully does not have stripped out threads on the on the plug there which I don't think it does. So um, let's uh, let's go see if this Jag is going to start because it's been sitting in my parking lot for days and weeks and weeks and days and probably even longer waiting on this thing to to finally show up. Keys Keys keys. Jaguar Key Gravity That's not good.

What are those? Oh those are for the door honey. What? you got there Fastest dust. Look what you were gifted. Sweet, it does.

Yeah that's awesome. To the wall with those but those put them somewhere cool. like maybe here. How about you just stand there all day and hold them? That's you're pretty.

Oh hey, real quick will you move your van so I can extract that Jaguar That'd be cool. You seem to park. You park everywhere where I need to move ice? you're you're built different. That's all.

What do you say? You can park man. Hang On we're gonna figure this out. I mean I'm parked in the way too. but I was unloading I Got it? Hey, just park in an empty parking space.

Just just do that. park by the forklift. All right now. we got all that sorted out with the starting Z engine.

Oh, are we gonna have battery? It's been. It's been a long time since we started this car. Beginning engine starting sequence now strong like bull. Okay Ducks so we got a 2008.

Jaguar XJ Uh, looks like tire pressure is low. It's been sitting here for a while. Let's see: Parking brake disengage Left Rear check pressure right Rear Check pressure. How much mileage do we have? Foreign? Okay, the buttons aren't cycling this so whatever will shut off.

There we go 156 892 miles on the odometer. Uh, same amount of mileage as the last video because the car hasn't moved in like months. Anyway, backing out the auto me alarm are we alarming Warning me of an impending Collision All right, you know what. let's let's do this.

straight ahead Lift: I Don't want to go I don't want to go back there. We'll just do the Straight Ahead version here. and I need to move that machine. Parking the auto All right.

Let's get to it. Black subscribe button here. the rack's already set I checked it I'm saving his time. We're moving on up.

should be this will be I didn't say good I said will. This will be a very smooth repair. This is going to go swimming with you I've had enough. Uh, we've had enough difficulty the past couple weeks I Want to have a nice easy day? have a nice easy day? That's good.
Oh on another note, I don't have to waste all that brand new oil we just put in this car. Reason being is I cleaned out uh one of these oil drain tubs right here. bottom is not clean but the top is clean. So what I can do is I can save all the oil that I drain out of this pan in this pan and then put it back into that engine so that will work that it's going to be sufficient.

That's going to save us like 70 bucks. It took six dollars in brake clean but we saved 70 dollars. Smart, you know. I actually have a problem with the term saving money.

Did you ever go to the grocery store and they they ring in all your stuff and then on the receipt it's like oh you saved 14 and blah blah blah sense right? Did you really save it? Or are they really saying hey, we didn't charge you fourteen dollars and blah blah blah sense because what I see is them saying we just didn't charge you this much? you didn't really save I mean did they debit the money into your into your IRA or the Mercedes account they backed up for you? You're not saving anything, they just charged you less. Don't be fooled by those marketing wanketeers. See, we're gonna need some light down there I can't see what I'm doing now and I get it, You know you. you come in with like a coupon or like a discount code or something like that.

Then yes, you save something. but to just put on your receipt playing his day? you saved x amount of dollars? That's nonsense. They're lying to you. You can save anything.

Okay wrench. I think it's a 14, but I'm taking the 15 just in case and we need some chair action. It's like shuffleboard. That's silly.

It's uh, not a 14. I swear. one time I'm gonna walk up and I'm gonna grab the right tool the first time. It's going to happen at least once.

It has to now. I Brought a 12 with me just in case. I'm doubly wrong. that was that 12.

Oh yeah, threads are still grindy, this is nasty, and we're gonna need this thing to capture our oil. still going I Don't really want a power tool this because, well, I just don't I don't like the power tool drain plugs. it's uh, bad habit Maybe that's how we get into situations like this and scuppy. There we go, Foreign 's almost done draining.

so I'm going to start pulling these pan bolts out a little quarter inch. driver does wonders in such a occasions, especially with a wobbly, you know I understand that? Uh, this pan was recently replaced due to a leak or something or a strip drain plug. I'm not sure, but it was already replaced once not too long ago. Okay, we're getting to the point where uh, this is gonna be ready to come down.

So I'm gonna go ahead and get our good oil out of here and get it out from under the vehicle. That way stuff can't fall in it. Yeah, that's that's really good oil. It's got zero miles on it in probably about 15 minutes of run time, and it's synthetic and we just don't want to waste it.
We should be conserving resources not being wasteful with them. I Don't know if you guys noticed or not. We're starting to run a little low on resources real quick like okay I think this is about ready to uh to come off of here. so let me try to just get under it.

That's beautiful. So interesting enough. I'm seeing silicone sticking out of this thing. but I uh thought there was supposed to be a gasket.

I'm wondering why there is sealant on the surface that has its gasket. that doesn't make sense to me. What happens? Does the silicone help the gasket seal better? Is that what we're thinking? It's like twice as much gasket so you know it's good oil. I Almost got got oil out of my pants.

Almost. Okay, Well here's our gasket. Get that thing out of here right now. This new gasket coming in.

Now we can see there's like a little cutout right here on this upper oil pan. and our new gasket has a uh, a little little uh Doodly Doo sticking out right there and that's gonna slip into that Notch and reference the the position of this gasket and we're just gonna walk along and feed this thing into that little slot all the way around. and then we can go and uh and bolt this replacement pan back on. which is good.

Ah, get in there please. This is an odd design I Think because usually you're gonna slip these gaskets into the pan. not so much the the upper skirt or or the engine block. It's a little, uh, a little backwards.

I Mean in my estimation, that's all. It's abnormular. That's what I'm trying to say. Okay, the new used pan is coming in I Thought I uh moved my gasket for a second there and that would have not been cool.

Oops bolt gravity I Got here. Uh, where's my screw gun? There it is. See you buddy. have a good day I will fix your Saab or I'll give it the I'll give it the best chance it's got that's for sure.

Take care man. Incoming sob story: Silicone, not cross threaded. Yeah the parts guys. One of the one of the parts delivery guys has been trying to get this electrical issue on a Saab fixed for eternity and I guess it's my turn oddly enough.

Uh, I'm trying your trigger finger. He wants to have it towed and not driven here. so I uh I might end up Towing it. Also, how cool is that? I get to use my tow truck for tow truck stuff.

Foreign to the irony, he actually brought the parts that I needed to be able to drive the tow truck. Life's full of little coincidences, isn't it? The universe is powerful. Many clicks, Okay, real quick. Let's uh, make sure that's tight and it's not Reds are good.

That's good. No grindy and clickage. All right. let's get this thing out of here.

We'll let her down. We'll oil it back up with that oil. initiating descent now. I'm voting this is going to work, but it has to be done.
Uh, properly. See, This needs to stay over here and stay because if I Fubar this I'm going to dump lots and lots of oil. Oh man, ah it's running down my arm. Hang on.

Getting out of my phalanges here. you know this may be like the only time ever I have put used oil back into an engine had it actually driven somewhere and left the parking lot. I would have uh I would have said no good on that one since this is brand new I'm not gonna I'm not gonna waste it. Ah, there you go.

That's it. That's the spillage that was a lot. Oops. let's try this again.

The funnel is small at the bottom so it it fills the funnel faster than the funnel. fills the engine here a little more, a little more, a little more foreign. You guys are inside of my pan. Woohoo! Okay, now the oil filter is still full of oil because we didn't remove it.

so we should have an accurate engine oil level reading me and the survey says right there at the max. Mark Hooray! We're in good shape. Okay now get this funnel out of here. let's get our cat back on here.

We're not done yet and I say that because we made a mess. There's oil everywhere so this needs to be cleaned right now. She must be shining everything All right. Good to go all right guys.

We are done. so the oil changes in the future may now be completed without stripping more threads out of the drain, pallet plug or pan. words. So uh, that was the repair that was the snafu that we had to overcome during this regular service on this car.

Uh, hopefully the next guy does not do that to this oil pan again because uh, the supply of these oil pans is starting to run out and uh, I Ordered two or three or four of them and managed to only get one and it took like two months. So so to the next guy, don't strip the oil plugs. Stop doing that please. We're running out of oil pans.

We have no more oil pan. Reserves and I mean this. So all right guys. I'm gonna go ahead and close this out.

So as always like thank you for watching this video. Hope you enjoyed this video. If you did enjoy this video, you know the drill. Let me know about that by tapping that like button down below.

If you do not enjoy this video then go over to wife units Channel and tell her gotcha and then tell her tell her what you didn't like about that Jaguar and just you can register your comments over there. Have a great day. Ah, awkward. See you guys later in a transmission.

Thank you. Okay, real true Blue. Okay.

98 thoughts on “Used oil back in: oil change 2.0”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BOOMAN says:

    Im past mid 50s, my dad who was a kid during WWII told me that his dad, my grand father, would drain the oil from his car. Filter it threw my grandmoms used stockings. And put it back into his car during the war. Since u couldnt get new oil at that time. The linen leg hose was so fine that any debrie in the oil was filtered out of his pre war car oil. So he could use it again.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Get To The Chase says:

    Had an 03 Range Rover come in because the oil change place stripped the drain plug in the lower oil pan they were trying to say they didn’t do it 😂lol they paid for it and lost a customer that took all his cars there 😮

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Free Soul says:

    I heard if you drill a small hole at the bottom of funnels they drain faster.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheGermanBrit says:

    Hey Ray, when using the little impact I’ve always wondered if it has a torque limiter. When I’m doing oil pans the workshop manuals always state about 10 NM of torque on an M6 bolt. Good job as always 👍🏻

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Dirt says:

    Isn't telling ones wife to move her car grounds for divorce in Florida?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobbg says:

    My kids car had some rubber screw and a toggle clamp for a drain plug, I take it stripping dran pan screws is a comon problem, and what do you do if you cant get a replacement part?
    I've seen a thumb screw used on an excavators, it seems to me you could take the pan off drill out the threads add a plug cover with a drain hole you turn but don't remove this clamps on the inside and outside to seal. And the new center drain has a rubber dust cover plug you put it in. This device would cover any hole in flat metal and be a perment replacement part. You can also add a hose onto it to run all the way down to a drain pan.

    As far as reuse the oil. Yes but filter it with a coffee filter before you put it back in the motor or use a magnet to remove any metal threads from going into the top of the motor and doing dammage.
    You cant just pour it back into the motor.
    You can pump it back into the oil pan. Becuse its going to pump threw the oil filter. As a side tool a machine to dbl filter used oil into a 5 gallon container to reuse, the pump pushing the oil past 2 oil filters. That short use its not broken down by carbon or gas.

    Silly me, someone makes one.
    Fumoto valve.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sly1x says:

    Ford fixed this by doing a drain plug that is hand screwed in/out (cheap to replace once they’re worn out too). I went through two oil pans when I owned a Chevy because service guys were stripping them out.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wooble says:

    couple things. When i worked at a autoparts store they sold oversize drain plugs for just such a situation, are these no good for some reason?

    Also, what about helicoils (or whatever other brand)

    Given the trouble you had getting a new pan, I imagine there are reasons these solutions are not good.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gino Bragoli says:

    If the thread on the oil sump plug has been overtightened then there is a small chance there is metal shavings from the plug or pan in the oil itself or around the plug hole and that would have came out in the oil when it was drained. I would have at minimum run the oil through a tight strainer before putting it back in my car! Tell a lie, I would have put new oil and filter back in my car.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AskJorge says:

    Are you training new folks

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GratefulDale says:

    BTW, a proper oilfill Funnel is what, <$10?
    Keep on wrenching!!!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Harris says:

    Wife units job is first and foremost to park in the way everyday

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Wright says:

    Suggestion; Send wife unit to Target and have her find you a metal fine mesh handled colander to put at the top of the funnel and filter and debris pouring the used oil back into the engine.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Domalash says:

    I was right!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gus Man says:

    Yes its ok to reuse drained oil as you have a clean bucket and the oil has significant life remaining.
    Also, spending less money is saving money…. what's wrong with you boy. Although personally I prefer simply not to buy things in order to save money 🤣👍👍

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trucker 101 says:

    I am seeing a trend with you and Eric O. After three or more shops cannot fix a vehicle then you and him get it and lo and behold you fix it.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AMStationEngineer says:

    I would have had to roll down the driver's window, hold a jar of mustard up, and after proclaiming that I'm driving a "Jagg U Arrr", do the 'Grey Poupon' thing….

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! VI-Overlander says:

    I love that you listen to Tom Macdonald as well 🙂

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Somma says:

    Can’t you jut get a plug with a different thread size and re-bore the hole on the old pan?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ric Barker says:

    How do you stand the clanking noise from the hoist safety locks as they go up? I have the same hoist and the noise is so goddamn loud. It doesn't sound as loud on the video but IRL it is very loud. I hold the locks open manually until I reach the height I need.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars crazygeorgelincoln says:

    Weld a new plug receptacle in.
    I used my Suzuki Geo metro as a tow truck despite it's blowing head gasket. I rescued a dihatsu cupra (minature Volkswagen beetle) from the middle Lane of a 3 lane one way gyratory system. Complete stranger, I noticed their light were very dim then they just stopped. Cute little car, I had the tow roap that had not been used in ten years, do why not, I felt like doing g a good deed with the limited miles I have left in the motor.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mojo man69 says:

    "We gotta conserve resources" as he replaces a whole metal pan that could have been fixed with a god damn thread chaser if he wasn't an idiot. But "we don't gouge customers here".

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Kennett says:

    Do not attempt to apply logic to wife unit parking/driving….. can lead to cessation of nocturnal comforts 😂

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kawasaki 30 says:


  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Noel Park says:

    Might be just me, but I did not see any CRC Brākleen being used on the gasket slot before fitting the new gasket.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Balzano says:

    Oversize oil plug?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars W124 Mercedes says:

    Do you think you could swap a mercedes 0m603 3.0L turbo diesel into a jag.
    And everything work as it should. I like the jag body style better than mercedes
    But I never cared for jag motors. I have a complete running low mile mercedes with a great running motor and trans . If I were 20 years younger and still had all my equipment I would tackle it. But 3 decades of painting and wrenching
    Has taken its toll. What I would give to be at your age again.
    Dont believe the (golden years) lie. 😆 🤣 😂

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael McClure says:

    Girlfriend's 1999 Pontiac Montana has a stripped pluggey.. local shop did it to the car.😃

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don D. says:

    Is that the same blue Jag that you worked on for weeks replacing the sunroof frame and moldings to fix the sunroof leaks?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Median Fury says:

    I run used oil from my truck in my Honda. Leaks out just as good as the new stuff.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GratefulDale says:

    And here is to a nice easy Friday for ya!🍻

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GratefulDale says:

    My Fave at grocery has become BOGO, especially when a year or so ago the price was half so that now that it's Double you have to buy two to get the notthatold price.
    Or just Eggs…

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Saablazer says:

    Can’t wait for the Saab story! Hopefully it’s not the ECU. They like to cook themselves on the 9-3. FYI if that is the issue, when you have the ECU replaced or repaired, they sell spacers to keep the ECU cooler. Highly recommended.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sirboom says:

    Actually a better design to machine in the gasket channel to the block instead of the pan. The block is significantly stiffer and precisely machined and that allows the manufacture of a stamped steel pan to be made cheaply and still seal better than a traditional sandwiched gasket would. I wish more manufacturers would do this.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OCC&The Quartet Of Catastrophe says:

    You should take that pan to a welding shop and have a new plug hole installed

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OURv says:

    FOR decades & decades & decades & decades LUCAS ELECTRIC provided the electrical systems
    for Jaguar cars. Jag had a reputation for building fine motorcars which did not like the wet. Which is
    curious because England is a cool, wet & foggy place. When FORD bought Jag the first thing they
    did was fire LUCAS & redesign the electrical systems using standard off the shelf FORD pieces. Jag
    has not had any wet weather problems since.
    Do you know why our Brit friends drink their beer warm?
    Because LUCAS, also builds refrigerators.


  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jamienoel says:

    Need to put a Fumoto valve on it. I love mine!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ww_big_al says:

    Next oil pan you get that is stripped out, take it off and weld a nut on the inside of it. Good way to save a non replaceable part.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars davidbwa says:

    Do you run into additional licensing and insurance concerns if you tow someone or is it mostly covered by auto shop insurance? Or do avoid it if you don't charge for the tow?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Thatcher says:

    It IS saved IF you budgeted a certain amount for groceries based on their inflated price, and then paid the lower price. If you are budgeting, and one of your budgets doesn't get used up for the month, that goes into savings. At least how it is supposed to work. People don't budget, and those that do don't plan on paying the store's inflated "normal" pricing.