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Old 02-03-2011, 03:02 PM
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My fumoto quick change oil valve works great... no mess ! wonderful.

but when it comes time to change the oil filter , big mess. i always wind up getting oil all over the place. i feel it's in a bad spot with the control arm right under it, i have to juggle it around to get it out.

Are there any products that could be installed for quick, neat , painless oil filter change?
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I've seen some shops that punch a hole in the bottom of the filter and let it drain while the pan drains when they have a problem with clearance and spillage.
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I have to wonder what the dealership uses
I would find out, BUT, my dealership is a real stickler, no unauthorized persons allowed back in the service area, insurance policy
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I've seen some shops that punch a hole in the bottom of the filter and let it drain while the pan drains when they have a problem with clearance and spillage.
I haven't changed the oil yet on my truck, but this ^ is exactly what I do on my car! I thought I was smart. I use a mallet and a punch and it works great. Otherwise oil gets caught on the skid pan and goes everywhere... usually on my face.
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Yeah....I have had other vehicles that this was the only way to get the filter out without spilling it's contents all over me, my garage floor and the suspension.
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has anybody had luck with those relocation kits?
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I havn't had this problem, maybe just been lucky. As far as fixing it........you could always look into a relocation kit. I used one on my 94 cummins for the oil and fuel filters.
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I use the top of a windshield washer bottle. Cut the bottom off and take the cap off. Keep the cap. Place top of the bottle under the filter so it acts as a funnel. Loosen the filter and let it drain. After it slows down, place the cap on the bottle top opening and tighten. Spin the filter the rest of the way off and set it into the bottle top. Pull the bottle top out from under the truck. May get a few drips from the filter mount, but it's alot less mess than the alternative.
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I use the top of a windshield washer bottle. Cut the bottom off and take the cap off. Keep the cap. Place top of the bottle under the filter so it acts as a funnel. Loosen the filter and let it drain. After it slows down, place the cap on the bottle top opening and tighten. Spin the filter the rest of the way off and set it into the bottle top. Pull the bottle top out from under the truck. May get a few drips from the filter mount, but it's alot less mess than the alternative.
+1 for this. Never personally done it this way, but a lot of guys on the last forum (shall remain nameless) I use to be a member of had a lot of success using this method. Think I'm going to try this method next time I'm due for an oil change.
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I started this on my '07. Got tired of cleaning the mess off the crossmember and steering rack.
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