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IMHO after having done service A with a bad dealer, I would say overkill, It may depend where you will have your service A done. Still $270 for change of oil is in my opinion overkill. can be done for $99.00 including oil filter and disposal. For everything else there is a Master Card.
 

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Thinking about changing oil, service A, to save some bucks using this one: is it worth the investment or just overkill?
If you want that kind of thing they can be had for less. I have one from Griots Garage, but Amazon has several. Example:

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If you do get one, I suggest you get one that holds at least 8L. I have a Topsider that I used for nearly 20 years and I see that Amazon has them now for around $45, less than they cost then! Over the years, I dropped it so many time that the caps have a hard time sealing and I tried a plastic one but still use the Topsider.
 

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Why not just use the drain bolt on the oil pan?
Sure, that's an obvious choice, but these things can be nice to have. Cheap luxury. They are used for more than just oil so they can be used for many things around the house. If you don't naturally fit under the van and don't have ramps or jack stands this sort of solves the need.

I have these on a few of my cars. https://ezoildrainvalve.com/index.html . Don't really even need to jack with most of them. Drains using a tube making it pretty clean.
 

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Sure, that's an obvious choice, but these things can be nice to have. Cheap luxury. They are used for more than just oil so they can be used for many things around the house. If you don't naturally fit under the van and don't have ramps or jack stands this sort of solves the need.

I have these on a few of my cars. https://ezoildrainvalve.com/index.html . Don't really even need to jack with most of them. Drains using a tube making it pretty clean.

I hear ya,
The Metris isn't the easiest car to change the oil on anyways. The "full" underbody cover is kind of a pain to remove. But, it just seems like the pump is going to miss some of the contaminants that have settled onto the bottom of the pan. IDK maybe i'm wrong and it makes no difference?
 

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The first time I used a pump to do an oil change on a Benz, I thought the same thing so, after pumping, I removed the drain plug and nothing came out. I tried it on some other cars and some work fine, others not. The advantage of a plastic pump system is that you can see and even measure how much is removed. My 2 cents.
 
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