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Old 08-02-2017, 08:30 PM   #1
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I just finished changing oil for the first time on my 2017 ACE 29.3. Its not hard to say I made one heck of a mess. That's a topic for another day. I put the Fumoto value in to make next time so much cleaner (I hope) and easier.

My question: What do you use to put the new oil into the filler tube? I used a small funnel and one quart at a time. There has to be a way, so I can use the 5quart as is instead to transferring to a quart bottle.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:23 PM   #2
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Several people have used a pump but i decided to just use the 1 quart bottles. I taped a 1"x6" type water hose to a wide mouth funnel. The hose holds the funnel in place while i pour in the oil. Im not in a hurry so the little extra time to fill doesnt bother me.

And yes the first oil change is messy.

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Old 08-02-2017, 10:57 PM   #3
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Same here - I refill a one quart container from my five quart bottle. I've got to admit that it is a bit of a hassle putting new oil in, but you should like that new Fumoto valve next time around.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:06 PM   #4
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I like it when my dealer does it LOF, fluids topped off, roof inspection $79.00 and a free lunch from their cafeteria
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:40 PM   #5
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I just finished changing oil for the first time on my 2017 ACE 29.3. Its not hard to say I made one heck of a mess. That's a topic for another day. I put the Fumoto value in to make next time so much cleaner (I hope) and easier.



My question: What do you use to put the new oil into the filler tube? I used a small funnel and one quart at a time. There has to be a way, so I can use the 5quart as is instead to transferring to a quart bottle.


One tip for minimizing mess is to use a large styrofoam cup (like from a big gulp fountain drink) when unscrewing the oil filter. Not only will it contain the mess it'll keep you from burning your hand!
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:49 PM   #6
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One tip for minimizing mess is to use a large styrofoam cup (like from a big gulp fountain drink) when unscrewing the oil filter. Not only will it contain the mess it'll keep you from burning your hand!
I slightly loosen the filter, and then put a one gallon ziploc bag around it while I finish loosening it. The filter and any drips fall down into the bag, and I then seal the whole mess up.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:33 AM   #7
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I have a 4 foot piece of heater hose with a funnel jammed one end. Place the end into the filler tube and the funnel end under the windshield wiper to hold it. Pour oil using any size container you want.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:02 AM   #8
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I use one of these screwed to a quart bottle, I have three of them with hoses cut at various lengths. I also use a 32 oz styrofoam cup to unscrew the filter, it grips the filter, catches the oil, and no burned fingers!

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I like it when my dealer does it LOF, fluids topped off, roof inspection $79.00 and a free lunch from their cafeteria
I agree for 80.00 it's not worth the aggravation or time and not to mention getting rid of the oil.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:13 AM   #10
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Thank you all, will have to work on the funnel and hose thing. Great ideas on keeping filter mess at a minium, will try on the next change.
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