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Old 01-29-2016, 01:32 PM   #1
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Shut-off oil pan drain plug

Somewhere I have read about an oil pan drain plug so you can control the amount of drainage and can easily stop the draining at any time but i don't remember where or what it's called. O'Reillys had no idea what I was describing.
Anyone know what I mean, what it's called, and where to get one?
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:39 PM   #2
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I think its a EZ oil drain plug.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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Look under Fumoto oil drain valve.

I can recommend them. It makes a potentially messy job easy to keep clean.

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Old 01-29-2016, 01:55 PM   #4
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Fumoto is a popular brand https://www.fumotooildrainvalve.com/...FRCGaQodwpgMWQ

Also available from amazon Robot Check

I use one and, other than cleaner hands, the only difference is that the oil drain is slower.

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Old 01-29-2016, 04:36 PM   #5
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Fumoto is a popular brand https://www.fumotooildrainvalve.com/...FRCGaQodwpgMWQ

Also available from amazon Robot Check

I use one and, other than cleaner hands, the only difference is that the oil drain is slower.
yes, the oil does drain a little slower with a Fumoto ball valve in place of the standard screw plug, but the difference is you can quickly shut it off if you only need a sample, or if you need to switch catch pans.
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Love my Fumoto, On the RV and two cars, drains right into a milk jug. It is slower but I have the time. it keeps me from re pouring it through a funnel into the jug.
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:39 PM   #7
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Thanks fellows, I'm sure the Fumoto is what i'm thinking about. Gotta get one, I used to drain 19-20 qts with no problem but i don't think my current pan will hold the 26-28 qts I'm told is in the Cummins.
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i installed fumoto valve 3 years ago. love it. my last two oil changes were actually fun - started two months ahead saving milk jugs. on the day of oil change, just turned the valve open to disperse the oil into the milk jugs. don't think my gloves even got wet. dropped the jugs to walmart, done.

you will find that pouring fresh oil into the engine takes more effort than draining the black one .
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Somewhere I have read about an oil pan drain plug so you can control the amount of drainage and can easily stop the draining at any time but i don't remember where or what it's called. O'Reillys had no idea what I was describing.
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cool thanks for the link
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my cummins hold 5 gallons
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my cummins hold 5 gallons
Lucky you. Mine is nearly 7!
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I have been curious about these valves for a long time. I can get past my concern that the valve could open unexpectedly. Has anyone ever experienced such an issue?
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I have been curious about these valves for a long time. I can get past my concern that the valve could open unexpectedly. Has anyone ever experienced such an issue?

The valve has a built in catch that has to be lifted to open the valve.


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