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Old 03-02-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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Oil Change

I want to change the oil on my Damon 2001 Challenger. I can see where to do it. Was just wondering if any one had a tip on how since it seems to be an "up hill job". Mike
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V10 or Workhorse Chassis. On the V10, I let the oil drain over to the front axle and caught it in a pan underneath. Afterwards I would wipe the axle down good.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. Had to fashion a hose to put the oil back in but it worked out OK. Mike
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Purchase a Fumoto (sp.) which screws in place of the drain plug. This will prevent oil from running onto axle and creating a mess. (If V-10)

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Agree with Bronk. That is what I did.
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I also put the Fumato valve on my V10 when I had it. I made sure to get the one that has the nipple on it so I could attach a hose.
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Purchase a Fumoto (sp.) which screws in place of the drain plug. This will prevent oil from running onto axle and creating a mess. (If V-10)

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Take a piece of cardboard and make a "V" shaped trough. Use it to channel the oil into the pan and keep the axle clean. You can do this when you loosen the filter a d lo if needed.

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Oil change assist

This might assist the changing of engine oil.
But you need to send plug diam to make a sure fit.
I have yet to crawl under and discover what size we have on our 2006 Damon. But may give Freightliner a call.

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The Fumoto valve is made of brass and stainless steel. Nothing chromed. Always get the one with a nipple. It will have an "N" designation in its model, like "F-106N" vs non-nipple model "F-106". The nipple lends itself to easier cleaning and also lets you drain the oil through reusable clear plastic hose over the axle and into plastic milk jugs and other containers.
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If you have the 8.1 engine, use the optional 2 quart spin-on oil filter. [NAPA 17944, WIX 51794, Fram PH 373 ] The longer filter is easier to handle, install and remove. It also adds one more quart of oil to your engine.

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For about $10 at walmart, I bought a high capacity funnel and an oil jug. I put the funnel into the opening of the jug and then slide the whole thing under the drain plug at a little bit of an angle. When it is set up it looks like a small oil pan set up they use when your car is on a lift. Pull the plug, and drain the oil with no oil mess at all. I do the same thing for the oil filter, which can cause a mess if you are not ready for it. The whole thing takes me about 10 minutes to drain the oil and the filter, put a new filter on and put the plug back in. I also bought a small hose attachment that screws onto the top of the oil container which makes putting the new oil back in very easy.
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For about $10 at walmart, I bought a high capacity funnel and an oil jug. I put the funnel into the opening of the jug and then slide the whole thing under the drain plug at a little bit of an angle. When it is set up it looks like a small oil pan set up they use when your car is on a lift. Pull the plug, and drain the oil with no oil mess at all. I do the same thing for the oil filter, which can cause a mess if you are not ready for it. The whole thing takes me about 10 minutes to drain the oil and the filter, put a new filter on and put the plug back in. I also bought a small hose attachment that screws onto the top of the oil container which makes putting the new oil back in very easy.
Great idea.... I need to make a trip to Walmart. For the filter I would loosen then wrap a plastic bag or two around it and the drop into the bag.
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This might assist the changing of engine oil.
But you need to send plug diam to make a sure fit.
I have yet to crawl under and discover what size we have on our 2006 Damon. But may give Freightliner a call.

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