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Old 01-31-2016, 10:06 AM   #29
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Had bought one for my MH. When I had the oil changed ( HR Rally at Goshen IN ) finally looked at the engine drain plug. It was the lowest thing on the undercarrage. Felt it was too low and possible could get ripped off. As I don't do my own changes, sold it.
on my rig, the lowest point is the cross bar linking two rear wheels, right before the oil pan.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:27 PM   #30
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I use this on our MH and some of our Diesel work trucks.
It does slow down the flow but is much cleaner and easier to switch contains once full and still have old oil in the pan to come out.
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Interesting that Fumoto has a specific warning on their wegsitss about intalling their products on motors with low ground clearance--whatever "low" means.....Once a year, no real mess, no thanks...
PS--milk jugs?????what did you use the jugs for that the new oil came in?????
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:21 PM   #32
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Buying from Fumoto direct, shipping is $7.95. On ebay, $4.95. Both are the same price for the valve. FYI
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milk jugs?????what did you use the jugs for that the new oil came in?????
the jug with new oil still in it can't be put under the fumoto at the time, can you? of course after you complete your job, you can either pour the black oil into the new jugs or just leave it in the milk jugs. you need to drop those to an oil collector anyway, why bother to pour from one to another?
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:08 AM   #34
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That's a great idea for the hot water tank! Anybody know what size for an atwood 10 gallon? I assume they will hold the pressure?
Check you Water Heater paperwork. On some the plastic plug is a safety in case of overheating the plug will melt away.
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Thanks Don, I have an Atwood with the plastic plug. Ill have to look at the manual.
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I Believe that the plastic plug is also used due to the material used for the tank. I read about corrosion issues with a metal type plug whether steel or brass.
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Check you Water Heater paperwork. On some the plastic plug is a safety in case of overheating the plug will melt away.
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Methinks you should rethink that.
Atwood water heaters use a plastic drain plug to prevent the galvanic corrosion which occurs if a dis-similar metal plug is used in their aluminum water heater tanks.
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Perhaps newer WHs nolonger require an anode rod--so they have a plastic plug? Most of the ones I have seen--the drain plug is also the anode rod....
PS--back to milk jugs--call me old fashion but I want the oil to be luke warm so it will drain at a good rate and "wash-out" any contanimates that might have settles in the pan--accordingly, slow drains or stopping to fill milk jugs is not a good idea--IMHO!
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Perhaps newer WHs nolonger require an anode rod--so they have a plastic plug? Most of the ones I have seen--the drain plug is also the anode rod....
PS--back to milk jugs--call me old fashion but I want the oil to be luke warm so it will drain at a good rate and "wash-out" any contanimates that might have settles in the pan--accordingly, slow drains or stopping to fill milk jugs is not a good idea--IMHO!
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Most Atwood RV water heaters do not use/need an anode rod...most Suberban WH do, (even "newer" ones).
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Best Amazon purchase ever! Oil changes are a breeze and I did the sampling last change, easy-peazy.
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When using a fumoto on the water heater tank use an anti-seizing compound. Proper compound should always be used when putting dissimilar metals together. It can be a painful lesson to learn the hard way (so I have heard !!).
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You are correct big bad dad. I cant tell you how many times I have cursed people for not using anti seize when trying to disassemble their mess! I think with a little antiseize, it will be fine. Or, perhaps teflon tape will do the trick? So youve heard? That means you forgot to use it on at least one occassion and spent the better part of an afternoon, drilling, breaking easy outs, yelling, screaming and retapping! LOL
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