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ymc226 maybe I'll see you at Trader Joe's. I go there a couple times a month, and stop at Halo Farms as well on the way home. I'll be in my White `16 Suburban LS with family. PA Tags.

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If you plan on keeping your vehicle a long time and changing your own oil, I highly recommend two items to make life more pleasant and your floor/driveway a lot cleaner:

 

1. Fumoto valve: https://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-F-107N-Engine-Drain-Valve/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel: http://www.coastaltoolsupply.com/product/9CL-612704161.html

 

Now, if there was just some funnel/gizmo to catch oil spewing out of the oil filter when you loosen it.............

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If you plan on keeping your vehicle a long time and changing your own oil, I highly recommend two items to make life more pleasant and your floor/driveway a lot cleaner:

 

1. Fumoto valve: https://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-F-107N-Engine-Drain-Valve/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel: http://www.coastaltoolsupply.com/product/9CL-612704161.html

 

Now, if there was just some funnel/gizmo to catch oil spewing out of the oil filter when you loosen it.............

 

Thanks Big Blue,

 

I already have the Fumoto new version valve. I will order the funnel, great idea. Saw a couple of videos about the filter; no mess free way to remove. Did see the cardboard placement angled behind and below so at least the oil flow won't hit the underside parts of the truck.

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If you plan on keeping your vehicle a long time and changing your own oil, I highly recommend two items to make life more pleasant and your floor/driveway a lot cleaner:

 

1. Fumoto valve: https://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-F-107N-Engine-Drain-Valve/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel: http://www.coastaltoolsupply.com/product/9CL-612704161.html

 

Now, if there was just some funnel/gizmo to catch oil spewing out of the oil filter when you loosen it.............

Is this Fumoto valve the correct one that fits the L83 5.3? I thought there was a two piece design out now?

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Here's everything you'd want to know about the one I ordered for the new 2016 Tahoe awaiting it's first oil change:

 

http://www.fumotousa.com/results.php?make=11&year=2016&model=3475&makeid=CHEVROLET&modelid=TAHOE+5.3L+V8

Cool thanks. I have not been under the Burb yet and will have to see if the SX series would be better.

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Installed it; fits great; protected by the crossmember; angle of the drain hole prevents shooting oil all over the floor; much improved!

 

JMO

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No washer, it has a rubber gasket on the head. Its a steel pan just snug it. Same on oil filter, hand tight then half a turn, make sure old gasket came off and skim new one with a little oil.

Steel pan, thought most were aluminum?

 

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If you plan on keeping your vehicle a long time and changing your own oil, I highly recommend two items to make life more pleasant and your floor/driveway a lot cleaner:

 

1. Fumoto valve: https://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-F-107N-Engine-Drain-Valve/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel: http://www.coastaltoolsupply.com/product/9CL-612704161.html

 

Now, if there was just some funnel/gizmo to catch oil spewing out of the oil filter when you loosen it.............

At one point, someone mentioned placing a zip lock bag over the filter after its loosened, but before it's removed...oil runs in the bag with the filter.

 

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Evidently the bag I tried was not the right size, so I ended up with a messy filter and a messy bag. Oh, well.

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Steel pan, thought most were aluminum?

 

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I have 8 cars, you made me think, but the corvette has an aluminum pan but the truck was steel. I think. I'm pretty sure. I'm sure? Yeah I will bet I remember correctly, it's steel! LOL I am due to change the oil soon, will confirm!

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Mine is aluminum, but a 6.0l...

 

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Besides a big rectangular oil change pan, I also suggest a large metal 2'×4' tray to protect concrete from drips, and to transfer old oil back into 5qt bottles. Mine has saved my driveway many times on windy days...

 

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Everything I buy seems to require some modification; or maybe it's just me.

 

The funnel mentioned above seemed to lay down too much when stuck in the valve cover. I notched it to be easier to pour in oil from the 5 quart jugs without a spill.

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Still works as intended, only better.

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Surprisingly enough, I have found the little Amsoil paper funnels do a pretty darn good job. Whether my Caddy or Pickup or even my small engine equipment. And most of the oil I buy is in gallon jugs. One pack of those Amsoil funnels has 3 funnels, lies flat till you remove one and unfold it. I have a pack in each vehicle in the event I need to add oil on a road trip. At home, I use one till it no longer is viable. On the road, I use one and toss it in the trash.

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