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Posted: 10/21/20 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I have a2018 fleetwood bounder on a ford chassis the last time I did the oil ,a few years ago the oil came out on the cross member and ran all over the place and made a mess. Is there a trick to bo this without the mess?

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Posted: 10/21/20 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sssooo wrote:

Hello
I have a2018 fleetwood bounder on a ford chassis the last time I did the oil ,a few years ago the oil came out on the cross member and ran all over the place and made a mess. Is there a trick to bo this without the mess?


The best way I've found to deal with that mess is to pay a shop to do it :-) I don't mind the mechanical work of an oil change, but don't want to deal with capturing and disposing the used oil.

When dad ran into a similar problem with his tractor (farm sized tractor, not a lawnmower), he bent some sheet metal into a channel to guide the oil flow into his pan. He used the same trick to help catch the drips from the oil filter too (which always seemed to drip a half quart of oil)

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Or a 5 qt oil jug cut in half the long way.





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I changed out all my drain plugs to a Fumoto Oil drain Plug no more mess.

Just pop on the Hose Kit and put into your drain vessel and turn it on.

Check out the one that fits your motor,some times they come as a kit.

Also Check Their Website to find what you want.


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Fumoto works well.

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Id be more worried about an oil change every few years more than a mess on the frame.


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Posted: 10/21/20 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IAMICHABOD wrote:

I changed out all my drain plugs to a Fumoto Oil drain Plug no more mess.

Just pop on the Hose Kit and put into your drain vessel and turn it on.

Check out the one that fits your motor,some times they come as a kit.

Also Check Their Website to find what you want.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

I changed out all my drain plugs to a Fumoto Oil drain Plug no more mess.

Just pop on the Hose Kit and put into your drain vessel and turn it on.

Check out the one that fits your motor,some times they come as a kit.

Also Check Their Website to find what you want.


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Posted: 10/21/20 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An oil change every couple of years goes against "my" grain but if removing the drain plug does not allow a clear drop to an oil pan or similar then the Fumoto plug is awesome. My generator has that problem and it was solved with the Fumoto.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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dturm wrote:

IAMICHABOD wrote:

I changed out all my drain plugs to a Fumoto Oil drain Plug no more mess.

Just pop on the Hose Kit and put into your drain vessel and turn it on.

Check out the one that fits your motor,some times they come as a kit.

Also Check Their Website to find what you want.


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