I'd like to clarify something about the oil drain discussion. Which side is the correct side to use and WHY? And also about the oil drainvalve thing. Here is a pic of the drain I use....it already has an elbow that drains the oil below the deck just fine. In fact the only problem I have with it is that it seems that within time, the plug may strip out or break because it is plastic. It takes an allen wrench to unthread the plug. Not to mention if your new drain design (the "gold" one) has a valve on it instead of the plastic plug, I imagine it would be quicker to flip the valve than to locate the right size allen wrench and the have to unthread it all the while worrying about it stripping it out or breaking....but that's all that I see wrong w/ it. It drains the oil below the deck just fine. The only thing that gets oil on the deck is when I change the oil filter. Now if I am using the wrong side for some reason, that could possibly explain it. The elbow plug apparratus I am talking about is located under the oil filter. The only other oil drain is under the starter, but that would make no sense to use that one....it doesn't have the more user friendly apparratus, it is merely a vertical female hex plug. Now I can see how that may pose a problem of oil getting on the engine deck, but only if you use that one......why in the world would anyone do that though? BTW, could you post a pic of the new oil drain?