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Old 10-12-2016, 09:37 AM   #11
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Taking the drain plug on/off is the easy part. The oil filter makes the mess or me. Althought with the fumoto valve, you don't run the risk of cross threading the drain plug by taking it on and off often.

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Old 10-12-2016, 05:51 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jsweezy View Post
I just throw a 5 gallon bucket under the van and pull the plug, probably the easiest oil change I've ever done.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:56 AM   #13
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Yeah upside down oil filter isnt the greatest lol.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:17 AM   #14
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ordered one of those cool drain valves. thanks for posting link madscience! wont work on our other cars, but should be nice on the van

my van sits off ground just high enough to get a 5g bucket underneath it with all four tires on ground to drain oil into. still on my back, but it really is a lot easier than changing the oil in my cars. don't even need to jack up the van

I usually end up punching a hole in the bottom of the filter to drain it before trying to remove it. that way I don't get oil all over it and me. a hot slippery oil filter makes a pretty big mess when dropped into a bucket of hot runny oil, lol.

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