Yeah, take the oil pan off the car! Not sure if that's what you were going to do or not, just making sure. I've seen some dumbasses drill with the pan still on the car, needless to say they went about 10 miles before they needed a rebuild.
I've been reading up on this...and I have seen that people have 'tapped' the pan with it still attached...but afterwards they throw a few quarts of oil in the engine with the oil pan plug opened...therefore flushing out any possible shavings. Does this sound ok?
It's your car so you can drill it on the car if you want to. It will cut down considerably on time, but trust me it's not worth it. If I was you I would take off the pan. I haven't heard any other reply's so take what I say with a grain of salt and wait for some more advice. I'm just telling you that I've witnessed it first hand ruin an engine, because you can't be 100% that all the shavings will be removed.
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