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#16 zfasts03

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 05:59 PM

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.



#17 BigBlueLB756

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 03:11 PM

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.c...e/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel:   http://www.coastalto...-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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Posted 27 November 2016 - 06:14 PM

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.c...e/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel:   http://www.coastalto...-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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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:04 PM

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.c...e/dp/B003VCD7UE

2. Valve cover funnel:   http://www.coastalto...-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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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:58 AM

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...d=TAHOE 5.3L V8


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:30 AM

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...d=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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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:49 PM

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

 

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:44 PM

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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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:46 PM

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.c...e/dp/B003VCD7UE
2. Valve cover funnel:   http://www.coastalto...-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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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:39 PM

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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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:06 PM

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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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:08 PM

Mine is aluminum, but a 6.0l...

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:07 PM

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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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

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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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

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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