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Re: Fumoto Valve (Crashy)

The lazy people on My diesel pickup forums all ranty and rave about how great those things are. You will never get a truely "Tool-less Oil Change" on the Volvo because of the plastic cover under the engine, and the oil filter cap that is threaded so grabbing the proper sized wrench for the drainplug is a non-issue. I just wish Volvo used a magnetic drainplug like my diesel.
 

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My goal isn't the tool-less oil change (although that's a bonus), the real beauty of these things is perfect aim when you open the valve, (as opposed to oil dribbling out around an almost-open drain plug, then gushing out when the plug comes out, making a big mess because you missed your drain pan) as well as not having to buy a new washer every time you do an oil change.
 

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Re: Fumoto Valve (frankhoffy)

FRANK - Volvo should have installed the mag. plug at the factory.
Even My cheap old '03 Mercury Mountaineer has a mag. plug with an o-ring seal.

DAVE - The pan I drain My S40 into is a plastic pan about 8" wide by 15" long, and 6" deep and at most I get a small drop on the shop floor. Maybe put some paper or cardboard down before You start work. Son has Your same problem with His '93 Lightning pickup. Draining the pan isn't a problem but the stupid place FORD put the filter assures an oil spill rivalling the Exxon Valdez. My half-breed diesel truck (engine designed by International in Melrose Park, IL put in a chassis designed by Ford in Detroit with two engineering groups who are notorious for Not Talking to each other!) and I can drain all 3-1/2 gallons of oil AND the 2-quart filter into a five gallon bucket at the same time!
No mess!
 

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Re: Fumoto Valve (POWERSTROKE)

Haha, speaking of ford, our old Topaz V6 had the oil filter directly above (and set back slightly) the starter. Oh yea, and the filter was mounted horizontally


Sorry, off topic.
 

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Re: Fumoto Valve (POWERSTROKE)

Your Mountaineer is a Ford product...And if you want bad filter locations, look no further than Honda. That 98 Accord was a nightmare, but I have a trick to oil filters that guarantees no problems...Get a plastic bag and place it around the oil filter and unscrew it. The excess oil will drain into the bag, and you have a nice container for holding the entire filter in also. No mess, less stress. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 
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