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      05-23-2020 12:18 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Just Another Sweater View Post
      Skip the Schwaben tool and just use a flat head screwdriver.

      I bought the tool before knowing it was a waste of money.
      I do use a flathead.m screwdriver, didn’t even know there was a special tool.

      But it’s German, of course there is a special tool...
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      05-23-2020 12:20 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Ilikewaffles View Post
      Fumoto.

      don't replace anything, just drain and close it up.
      I was going to buy one for the STI but it goes to the dealer since it’s under warranty.

      I wonder if they make one that fits the R and it’s plastic oil pan...

      Edit: Fumoto doesn’t make one, their site states the drain plug is proprietary.
      Last edited by Hostile; 05-23-2020 at 12:22 PM.
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      05-23-2020 12:42 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      I was going to buy one for the STI but it goes to the dealer since it’s under warranty.

      I wonder if they make one that fits the R and it’s plastic oil pan...

      Edit: Fumoto doesn’t make one, their site states the drain plug is proprietary.
      Your .:R has a plastic oil pan? Did not know that.

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      05-23-2020 01:42 PM #54
      Never had to after 25 years with the same motorcycle.
      You can’t take advantage of “record low” gas prices when you have nowhere to drive. And it’s not really more affordable if you don’t have a paycheck to buy it with.

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      05-23-2020 01:50 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      I do use a flathead.m screwdriver, didn’t even know there was a special tool.

      But it’s German, of course there is a special tool...
      Here's a picture, it's nothing special.


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      05-23-2020 05:08 PM #56
      I replaced them once on each of my B5's, usually when they were 10+ years old. I average yearly oil changes on my cars, but with the Tiguan plastic pan and plug, I'll change it each oil change.
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