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Old 04-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #31
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I have a similar set-up on the airplane and it makes changing the oil a breeze....looking to put something similar on my 06 LJ.

Sure helps on the plane when you are changing 10 Qts of oil (per side) plus filter.

I can get them both done in about an hour and a half, because I only have one drain bucket set-up.

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I have a similar set-up on the airplane and it makes changing the oil a breeze....looking to put something similar on my 06 LJ.

Sure helps on the plane when you are changing 10 Qts of oil (per side) plus filter.

I can get them both done in about an hour and a half, because I only have one drain bucket set-up.

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A twin? As a lowly PP-ASEL, if I owned a twin I sure wouldn't complain about changing the oil in its engines.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:53 PM   #33
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A twin? As a lowly PP-ASEL, if I owned a twin I sure wouldn't complain about changing the oil in its engines.
Trust me Jerry.......I change the oil myself cuz I can't really afford it.

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Ymmv. Snug filter (by hand), snug plug (do not overtighten). If you have never over tightened a bolt (and stripped or broken it), you may want to find an old guy to walk you through it. May want to replace the washer after a few changes. If you can get this filter off, you will not need the filter tool in the future.
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Trust me Jerry.......I change the oil myself cuz I can't really afford it.

Here's a pic of our baby, based at SNA......I'll take you for a ride one of these days!!
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Another suggestion for the "first timer" that I read someplace - be sure you can remove the Fill Cap on top of the engine before draining the oil. If you drain first then for some reason you can't remove the Fill Cap you have no way to get it to someone who can do it.
Just something I read and after changing oil for the last 61 years never really thought about that possibility but guess Murphy can catch up to anyone.
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^the fill cap on these will not open if the engine is hot. So don't freak out. But heat the engine up. Drain the oil. And just check the cap every 5 minutes or so until you can undo it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #38
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like the idea of this... just concerned about hitting it somehow and mistakenly draining my oil while driving... how long have you been using it? have you had any problems? Is it bulletproof?
I have installed so that the the valve trigger is up and couldn't be accidentally hit. I would recommend an engine skid though, not just because its a good upgrade but because the drain valve hangs a little lower and could catch on a rock.

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The Fumoto drain valve is a nice little upgrade, I installed one into my previous TJ & would now like another for my current TJ. It is well designed & won't accidentally let your oil drain out.

I just wish I had better access to my oil pan's drain bolt so draining it wouldn't make such a mess. I have a full-length engine skidplate installed & its drain hole opening isn't properly positioned. When I get a round tuit, I will cut that part out of the skidplate & weld it back in so it is better positioned.
I have the UCF skid, knowing I was going to get it I installed the fumoto first, made my change last weekend take all of ten minutes, 0 mess.
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Another suggestion for the "first timer" that I read someplace - be sure you can remove the Fill Cap on top of the engine before draining the oil. If you drain first then for some reason you can't remove the Fill Cap you have no way to get it to someone who can do it.
^^^ This!! I was just going to mention this as removing the fill cap helps the oil flow out better in regards to pressure flow. Just think of it like those old HI-C juices that came in the big tin can. It always poured out better when you popped open 2 holes in the top of the can, rather than one. Same applies here when the filler cap is off and the drain plug is removed.

Also make sure on your new oil filter to apply some fresh oil to the rubber/silicone gasket on top of the filter. This will create a better seal for it. I also pour a little of the new oil inside the new filter so it's about 1/4 full and let it absorb through the filter material. This will eliminate your filter trying to pump from a dry state when you first fire it up after the change.
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Doing the oil change today!! Thanks for all the great pointers!

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