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Old 02-02-2016, 06:35 AM   #43
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on my rig, the lowest point is the cross bar linking two rear wheels, right before the oil pan.
X2 on my last 2 MH's I have been successfully using Fumotos for the past 14 years. I added a No Spill Valve to the generator on this MH as the Fumoto did sit to low with a thread extension that was required to clear the rock shield https://www.nospillsystems.com/
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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!
I drain my oil hot using the Fumoto. It takes a second too switch jugs as it is sitting right there with the others. I let the last bit of oil drain out while I lube the MH. If there might be one drop of old oil left, I am sure the 2 quart oil filter will catch it. I am only one of the millions of satisfied users including large trucking companies. JMO. I asked my local Cummins dealer if they thought Fumotos valves were OK and they told be they have never seen a problem with their use. That was good enough for me.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:42 PM   #45
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Modern oils are designed to hold contaminants in suspension, so any fear of the few extra seconds it takes to drain into several containers is of no consequence.

It is always recommended to get the oil hot before draining to help assure it will flow well, and the Fumoto will help you do this by preventing that hot oil from hitting your hand when trying to get that last thread of the hot plug free of the pan and not drop the plug into the bottom of the oil drain pan.
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To double ensure valve can't open accidentally I use a short length of bailing wire and twist it around the valve body, across the slot & under the valve arm. Peace of mind.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:16 PM   #47
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On my Cummins ISL in an '04 HR Imperial, there are two drain plugs. The usual one at the bottom of the pan, and another one higher up the side. With the upper plug, I usually get about 2-3 gallons of oil out. I can change buckets and get the rest out with the lower plug. No mess!

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After reading your post I check the oil pan on my 2015 ISL and was surprised to see the drain plug up on the side of it. Never have seen one like that before and it looks like a real good idea considering the amount of oil the pan holds.
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I'll be installing the fumoto on my 8.1 next oil change. If you're worried about it coming open, (which I think it would be unlikely), you could use baling wire mentioned earlier, or they sell a plastic clip which holds the locking lever in place.
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Now all I have to decide on is which size my Cummins ISL 450 HP engine will use. The Fumoto order web site only shows the F106 14mm 1.5 but the Fumoto size chart says I need a F104 M18.5 1.5 valve.
How did you ever pick the right size and place to order it?
Yours likely takes same as mine F104N if you don't feel like shopping just order direct from "Fumoto Online". I will add (in my case) the nipple to add a hose extension is not a huge factor. Without adding any hose mine drains right into a 5 gal bucket (twice) holds about 6.5 gallons of oil.
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I'm assuming, without sounding like an ignoramous, that the Fumoto valve can't be installed until the first oil drain is done completely. I can't imagine trying to install it with a stream of oil running down your arm. LOL. Maybe someone has found a way to do it.
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I'm assuming, without sounding like an ignoramous, that the Fumoto valve can't be installed until the first oil drain is done completely. I can't imagine trying to install it with a stream of oil running down your arm. LOL. Maybe someone has found a way to do it.
you bet. some people have done that by using a shop vaccum sucking air out from the dipstick. while doing it, removed the oe drain plug and installed the fumoto valve. i heard they didn't loose a drop of oil
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Mine just arrived. I got the one with the nipple and hose arrangement. Should make for a easy/clean oil change.
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I just took my used oil to Tractor Supply for recycling. They mentioned they could take the oil, but could not take the used containers because of disposal regulations. First time I have run into that.
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Bigd9, I had the same thing at O'Reilly Auto. I guess you can drop the empty jug in the trash in their parking lot? My trash/recycle service picks up the jug of oil so problem solved here.
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Bigd9, I had the same thing at O'Reilly Auto. I guess you can drop the empty jug in the trash in their parking lot? My trash/recycle service picks up the jug of oil so problem solved here.
don't think it's because of regulations, as autozone and walmart in the same city took the jugs. oreilly's has been doing this for years; they just don't like to deal with the trash bin fill-up quick. that is one of the reasons i go to autozone more than oreilly's.
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