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Old 10-18-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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The exhaust pipe comes very close to the oil drain and I am concerned that there might not be enough space to get the Futomo valve with a nipple on it screwed in properly. This is on a 2001 39' National RV Tradewinds with a side radiator. Has anyone run into this situation?

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Old 10-18-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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The exhaust pipe comes very close to the oil drain and I am concerned that there might not be enough space to get the Futomo valve with a nipple on it screwed in properly. This is on a 2001 39' National RV Tradewinds with a side radiator. Has anyone run into this situation?

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Old 10-20-2007, 02:41 AM   #3
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No but I opted to go with a drain plug that does not protrude as much as the Futomo. I was a little concerned that it might get hit and fail. I used this quick drain plug which protrudes less, here.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:43 AM   #4
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I bought the valve and installed it on my old 330 cat in our Journey. I took it off because of it might hit something. What I did was start changing the oil cold. Took off the plug and quickly installed the Fumoto valve. I lost about 1 qt of oil. Warmed the engine and then drained out the rest. I took it out 1 gal. at a time in jugs. When I was done I put the regular drain plug back in. Worked great this way and never had concerns of hitting something and oil all over the road.
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Ive had my valve on for about three years now....(3176 B CAT).....hasnt been an issue as of yet, knock on wood and it sure makes draining 32 quarts of oil easy.
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