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noteven wrote:

I keep my drain pan handy, pour in what looks like enough new oil, tip er back level if any overage I drain it inta the pan. I package the wasteoil forproper disposal then clean up the drain pan and sneak it back inta the kitchen.


I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me....lol


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noteven wrote:

I keep my drain pan handy, pour in what looks like enough new oil, tip er back level if any overage I drain it inta the pan. I package the wasteoil forproper disposal then clean up the drain pan and sneak it back inta the kitchen.


I believe that is what God had in mind when He encouraged the design of dishwashers.

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4 pages on oil filler?? lol

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Ive had an oil change "pump", since owning a boat with a v6 down below. I use it on the 2000 as well as other small motors. Start it up, warm up the oil, turn off, then suck out the oil. Putting oil back in i use a funnel and look, add some, look add some.


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4 pages on oil filler?? lol


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Crabbypatty wrote:

Ive had an oil change "pump", since owning a boat with a v6 down below. I use it on the 2000 as well as other small motors. Start it up, warm up the oil, turn off, then suck out the oil. Putting oil back in i use a funnel and look, add some, look add some.


I just used my Fumoto valve I installed on my 350 Boat engine last year (it was a mess). Slip hose on Fumoto run thru transom and into container and open the valve = GOLDEN!!!

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My Yamaha and Champion generators are the same.

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The blue part of the funnel is a valve. Open it only as much as needed, close it when the generator is full. No mess, no fuss.


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Luckly I found the ideal fix for this ubiquitous pandemic malady - I use a widely available $0.69 kitchen funnel, and pay close interactive attention to the task at hand - after many oil changes, I’ve found this method to be nearly error free...

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SidecarFlip wrote:

3 tons wrote:

4 pages on oil filler?? lol


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If you change your settings, it's only two pages. [emoticon]
I have a lot of years, and a lot of hours on both my Hondas, and never found oil changes to be difficult.


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NRALIFR wrote:

Make it easy on yourself and measure out the correct quantity of oil (yours is about 13.5 oz), tip the generator on it’s side and use a long neck funnel to pour it in. Put the cap on and don’t bother checking the level against the filler hole.

Your generator has a low oil level warning system on it that will shut the engine down before it reaches an unsafe level.

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This!!

Ditto use a dawn dish soap bottle put a piece of duct tape even with 13.5 ounce level
funnel. I stuff a few paper towels inside the filler an case tip it over and let it drain in a towel on a flat baking dish
No need to check the level

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