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Saw this on the 2.8 LWN Duramax owners facebook page and thought it sounded like a great idea. I've never seen one. Especially since there is a cross member right below the drain plug on our truck that causes a heck of a mess when the oil hits it? Guess you change the oil once, then insert this in place of the drain plug. It has a little lock thing to hold the lever in place from accidentally getting opened somehow (wouldn't that be awesome, accidentally lose all your oil when a twig hits that lever o_O ). Also can get a cap to cover up the spout to keep it clear of debris. Just get you some 3/8 hose and then it all goes down the hose and into your train pan or whatever you put oil in. Think I'm going to have to get one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VCD7UE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
 

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The Fumoto valves are great I've used them on a couple of vehicles before. The ones with the nipple you can slip a hose on it to put oil right in a bottle or whatever.
 

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The drain plug hangs too low for me to be comfortable installing a fumoto valve.

The oil filter up top with the upright canisiter makes for a pretty clean oil change as it is.
 

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Saw this on the 2.8 LWN Duramax owners facebook page and thought it sounded like a great idea. I've never seen one. Especially since there is a cross member right below the drain plug on our truck that causes a heck of a mess when the oil hits it? Guess you change the oil once, then insert this in place of the drain plug. It has a little lock thing to hold the lever in place from accidentally getting opened somehow (wouldn't that be awesome, accidentally lose all your oil when a twig hits that lever o_O ). Also can get a cap to cover up the spout to keep it clear of debris. Just get you some 3/8 hose and then it all goes down the hose and into your train pan or whatever you put oil in. Think I'm going to have to get one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VCD7UE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Great find. This will work out great for my motor home. I'll post some pics once i get it.
 

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I just ordered the Fumoto F107N valve. I may end up having to return it and go with another one of theirs if I think it's going to hang too low. We'll see though.
 

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We have these on our heavy equipment. Overtime they will develop a small leak. Just a heads up.
 

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Have installed fumotos on every one of my vehicles since about '05. Love it! The only one I haven't bothered with is my Cruze TD. Too much of a hassle to do the work myself. I just have the shop do it.
 

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I have the short nipple version of Fumoto valve installed and protected by the OEM skid plates. I have used Fumotos on a number of vehicles as they make, for me, a cleaner oil change when I am 'down under'.
I also have them on the Cummins L9 (2) and the Cummins-Onan 10KW Quiet Diesel genset because there is a lot of oil to change down there on an annual basis.
As an aside, when I had my selling dealer in MT change the oil as part of the sale (the truck only had 85 mi, but had been on the lot for 11+ mos), I requested them to install the Fumoto in place of the OEM drain plug. I had to sign 3 different forms stating I was requesting this and taking FULL responsibility for the valve! They still weren't happy about it even though it was nicely tucked up over the skid plates they had installed. With the short nipple version a coupling is used with a clear plastic hose to drain the pan.
 
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