Originally Posted by wrath
Buy an American car? Of all the dozens of cars I've had with more than 100k on them I've never seen a worn out drain plug (plenty with idiots using 9/16" on a 14mm rounding the corners) except on Japanese junk including an iFarce V8. Must be why most of the oil change places suck it out of the dipstick tube.
your dozens of cars is sure a statistically valid sample
like it or not, but this shit happens to "American junk" too.
as for sucking used oil out of the dipstick tube, honestly can't say I've heard of that ever being done, let alone experienced it. (I mentioned it to a friend that owns two quicky changes and a couple of car washes as well - and he snortled at the idea (laughed with a snort) )