Should oil in a car be changed hot or cold?

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asked Dec 18, 2017 in Repairs/Maintenance by Jum (240 points)
Should oil in a car be changed hot or cold?

When changing the oil in a vehicle should the oil be changed when it's hot or should the oil be changed when the oil and engine is cold?

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answered Dec 18, 2017 by Dex R (2,470 points)
It doesn't really matter whether the oil is hot or cold when you change the oil.

Both ways are fine. But when the engine and oil is warmed up the oil will flow better out of the drain plug making the oil change faster.

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