August 2001 Issue

Easier Oil Changes, Radio Theft Guard

A neater way to change the oil filter? Punch a hole in it and have coffee while it drains.


We sometimes wonder why more owners don’t save themselves a few bucks by changing their own oil. Once you get a method down, it’s not time consuming but, admittedly, oil changes can still be messy.

One solution—actually, three solutions in the form of three tools—comes from Deal Associates, a small manufacturer of maintenance and other aircraft accessories.

We first saw this company’s gadgets at Sun ‘n Fun last spring, including their tiedown kit mentioned on page 11 in our Gear of the Year report. Reach Deal at 336-599-3325 or

Deal sells three oil change tools, an oil drain filter, a knob wrench and a filter c...

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