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    After watching that video I wouldn't have these guys change the oil on my econobox. A couple of guys laying on the expensive carbon fiber engine cover, removing drain plugs when they're not even sure of which fluids the plugs are for, wearing watches and other jewelry on hands/wrists while working with clear-coated CF, etc.

    That said, Bugatti sure made it painful to drain the oil. Having seen that, it would be easier to just do a series of three or four partial changes by getting whatever comes out of the filter canister, refilling, running to temp, draining, etc. Do that four times and you'll have enough of the old oil out to not have to pull the extra body panels and plugs otherwise required.

    Damn, and I was planning on getting a Bug next year. This has totally cost them a sale...

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    Where do they come up with these douchebags? I would not let them work on my lawnmower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    That said, Bugatti sure made it painful to drain the oil. Having seen that, it would be easier to just do a series of three or four partial changes by getting whatever comes out of the filter canister, refilling, running to temp, draining, etc. Do that four times and you'll have enough of the old oil out to not have to pull the extra body panels and plugs otherwise required.
    We used top side oil changers to change boat motor oil without being able to get below them, it's a suction container with a tube that goes down the dipstick tube. I wonder if one of those would be effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfalke View Post
    We used top side oil changers to change boat motor oil without being able to get below them, it's a suction container with a tube that goes down the dipstick tube. I wonder if one of those would be effective.
    There's a lot of lines, dry sump chambers, and oil coolers on a Bugatti, it's not just one large sump. I was thinking the same way before (vacuum through the fill port), but decided it wouldn't work well. Even my suggestion would only be good for one or two changes, every so often the proper drain ports should be pulled to get the muck that settles there.

    Crazy complex engine, quite frankly I'd rather have a Keith Black BBC with a well designed twin turbo system. Same power, likely more compact and lighter, run all year with just a couple regular oil changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    quite frankly I'd rather have a Keith Black BBC with a well designed twin turbo system.
    For absolute fun on a windy road, I'll take an early MR2. They don't need brakes, just add more right foot.

    The Europa is cooler but sheds parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    The Europa is cooler but sheds parts
    Which one? The original Renault, the slightly late Kent, or the 2K version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    Which one? The original Renault, the slightly late Kent, or the 2K version?
    The original one with the single wiper looked the best but had the feeblest drivetrain. The middle one still looked pretty good but had a real engine. The last one had the best engine but looked like shit.

    Last motor, first body is a winner.

    Yes I know, parts fell off but it's a sports car !


    If you want reliability, get the MR2 with all the goodies.

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    And they took the whole rear clip off why?

    Once they had the aero tray off they could see all the drain plugs.

    The one that had most of the oil must have been the dry sump tank. everything else was probably a quart

    here is an idea get a factory shop manual. Probably cost what they charged to pull all that stuff apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustafson View Post
    And they took the whole rear clip off why?
    To get access to the air filters.

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    That is a very expensive automobile as everyone knows. You would think that for the money, the Bugatti Co. could have engineered in some greater maintainability.

    $21K for an oil change? Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rand View Post
    To get access to the air filters.
    That is some great engineering there

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    actually it is worse
    Here's Why A Bugatti Veyron Oil Change Costs $2,

    so they partially tear down the engine to inspect it

    uhh, if you cannot build a motor to last more than an oil change, I think there is a problem

    and if you do need to build a motor that needs regular tear downs, you make it easy, think top fuel dragster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfalke View Post
    We used top side oil changers to change boat motor oil without being able to get below them, it's a suction container with a tube that goes down the dipstick tube. I wonder if one of those would be effective.
    Depends on whether or not they have a pinch in the dipstick tube (ala GM and others) to orient the dipstick. I have never found tubing thin enough to fit through that could flow oil enough to work. I built a top side oil extractor years ago from a scrapped industrial fire extinguisher and would use it on EVERYTHING if I could. My lawn mower has no drain plug and must be siphoned out and Harley chose to position the tank drain right over the exhaust.

    There probably is a way with some adaptation (and wasted oil) to flush the Bugatti through existing fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post

    There probably is a way with some adaptation (and wasted oil) to flush the Bugatti through existing fittings.
    Roll the car over on a rotisserie fixture and remove the filler cap ?

    Stoopid is as stoopid does....

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Roll the car over on a rotisserie fixture and remove the filler cap ?

    Stoopid is as stoopid does....
    You think that's bad?? Here's the factory-recommended cleaning method: Bugatti Veyron Lake Crash-- Original Video- 1st hand account - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Roll the car over on a rotisserie fixture and remove the filler cap ?

    Stoopid is as stoopid does....
    No, pump it (fresh oil) through with external filtration, same as using a cooling flush or trans flush machine. Final push with truly fresh oil. Waste a lot of oil but oil is relatively cheap AND recyclable.

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    Wow... some people with money. I'm not at all surprised at what is involved for changing the oil on that car. Just did a V8 Aston Martin Vantage and that has 5 total drain plugs, dry sump life.

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    Any decent A&P wouldn't be caught dead with an impact tool within 10 feet of an airplane worth 1/10th of that Bugatti
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    I apparently had the wrong part time job in high school.

    Parenthetically, wouldn't one think that there would be a service manual so that Guido at "The Supercar Shop" wouldn't need to make a video up on his own?


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