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Old 03-08-2011, 12:56 AM   #29
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I have the Fumoto valve and it works very well for me. It's well designed with a detent feature so I'm not worried about accidental opening or getting sheared off. Pulling the drain plug and having 4 and a half gallons of oil pouring out means I need a good sized pan underneath. This way I can control and drain back into smaller containers and less chance of a big mess.

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I have actully drianed mine back into empty antifreeze gallon jugs
WithOUT a funnel.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:54 AM   #30
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Here's what I do that is relatively clean. I use a Phillips head screwdriver to penetrate the bottom of the filter. With the screwdriver still in the filter I get a funnel and pan under the filter then remove the screwdriver. Let the oil drain from the filter. Wipe off the bottom of the filter and use duct tape over the screwdriver hole. Then remove and replace the filter. It's not absolutely clean but much better than removing a full filter. Just let it drain until it's just an occasional drip.
Just in case you were not the one who put the filter on during the last oil change, loosen the filter from the housing before you punch the hole in it...just in case you can't get it off and have to take it somewhere else for removal.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:12 AM   #31
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Just in case you were not the one who put the filter on during the last oil change, loosen the filter from the housing before you punch the hole in it...just in case you can't get it off and have to take it somewhere else for removal.
Yes, I agree losen the filter first and then punch the hole. I learned this the hard way.
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Was the oil hot or cold?
Ambient-70 deg. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions but you are reducing about a 1/2 inch drain hole to a 1/4 inch opening of the ball valve, so the flow is only about 1/4 original.
I don't care. The convenience is worth it.
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I don't care. The convenience is worth it.
I'm with you on that, thank you.
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X2 1000% couldn't have said it better myself.
I have actully drianed mine back into empty antifreeze gallon jugs
WithOUT a funnel.
Local recycle place told me if they saw even drop of antifreeze in the oil they would not take it. I would make sure you rinse them out good before using them for oil.
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Here's what I do that is relatively clean. I use a Phillips head screwdriver to penetrate the bottom of the filter..
Sometimes it works better to insert the screwdriver THROUGH the funnel. Depends on how tight an area you are working in.

Also, don't forget to pre-fill the new filter to about 85% with new oil.
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Local recycle place told me if they saw even drop of antifreeze in the oil they would not take it. I would make sure you rinse them out good before using them for oil.
Even if they watch you pour it into thier tank they won't see any coolant till after all the oil is out of the jug and in thier tank.
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I've used them for about 10 years on all my vehicles.
It makes changing oil a little less messy. I run a plastic hose into a container for recycle pickup on trash day.
I haven't had any problems at all with them.
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Hey Pete I have used one on my 2005 Georgie Boy Class A for about four years now and I am very happy with it. I ordered one with the longer nipple so I can slide a clear hose on it to observe when the oil is totally drained. also I usually let the engine run prior to let the sediments get mixed in with the bulk oil so they too can be rid of (besides the warmer oil flows easier and quicker). good luck.. bill
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Since I have done my own oil changes since installing my drain valve, I was just wondering...

Has anybody taken their valve-equipped vehicle in for a shop oil change? Do the techs complain or have an opinion about them, or do they just remove the whole valve and let the oil drain OEM style?
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Have had an oil change done by Ford dealership (while having other work done). No complaints/comments from them. Looking at the fitting indicates they used it the way I do and the way it was intended...
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For anyone who purchased the Fumoto / Quick Oil Drain Valve for the 8.1L gas engine, (either the F-107 or F-107N with nipple):

"Some oil pans are designed with recessed drain hole which may prevent the valve from being installed properly. If the valve can not be tightened all the way without hitting the oil pan wall, do not install the Drain Valve to your vehicle."

Did you only install the drain valve, or did you also need the Fumoto adaptor to correctly install and tighten the drain valve? Don't want to drain the oil, only to find out the 8.1L needs the adaptor to complete the installation.

I'm thinking the one with the nipple to attach a drain line directly into the recycle-oil container would be great.

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