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Old 09-06-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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Oil change with skid row skid plate

I have a skid row engine/transmission skid that I've been taking off to do oil changes. Just wondering if anyone has had any luck keeping it on without throwing oil all over the place? I can access the drain plug with it on, but I'm afraid of arc of the oil coming out would stay on top on the skid.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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I have a skid row engine/transmission skid that I've been taking off to do oil changes. Just wondering if anyone has had any luck keeping it on without throwing oil all over the place? I can access the drain plug with it on, but I'm afraid of arc of the oil coming out would stay on top on the skid.
I know where your coming from. You won't know though till you drop the drain plug. The plug on the UCF fab is large enough where its not an issue, but I had my same concerns first time trying it and was going to enlarge it slightly if it did splatter with a grinder bit. Didn't need to though.

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Fumoto valves are your friend.

I have a Skid Row plate on my TJ and it does have a drain hole. But with a Fumoto valve, all you really need is a way to funnel it around. I have some clear tubing I use for oil changes that route it right to my oil catch pan.





I wouldn't run a Fumoto valve without some kind of skid plate to protect it, that's for sure. But in this setup, it makes the changes easy and painless (at least until I take off the side mounted oil filter LOL).
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