88SporTruck Posted January 20, 2010 Share Posted January 20, 2010 Today I went to change the oil on my new to me 88. The first surprise was that the exhaust pipe was mashed into the drain plug requiring me to remove the whole damn exhaust system. ( it needed to go due to rust anyways). The second surprise was some whack @$$ drain plug that has a loop in it you stick a screwdriver through to loosen it and it has a T shaped piece on it that prevents it from coming fully out of the oil pan causing oil to spew like a fountain because it hits the dangling plug when draining. Also Napa gave me the wrong filter! It had an old Fram ph3387A filter on it and the one they gave me was 2x the size as what was on there and had threads so big they wouldnt even contact the threaded stud on the filter adapter, but their computer said it was correct for my year and engine. The ph3387A also fits my 3.1L Grand Am, It seems odd that a GM oil filter would fit an AMC engine........Oh and who decided to make the damn valve cover out of plastic?!?! If I ever meet that engineer I'm gonna kick him in the nuts. So....has anyone run into a drain plug like this? Can it be easily removed and replaced with a normal one because i freakin hate the fact that it won't come fully out and it makes a otherwise normal oil change into a huge messy spray of dirty oil. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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