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Remove the Oil Drain Plug
Be prepared for the potentially hot flow of oil as you unscrew the drain plug.
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Place a pan or bucket under the engine and use a socket wrench to remove the drain plug, which is located on the underside of the oil pan.
Be careful during the last few turns, as the oil-- which might be hot-- will start to spill out.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to properly dispose of used oil at a qualified hazardous waste disposal facility. Dumping used oil is both illegal and harmful to the environment.