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Old 04-27-2020, 04:41 PM   #1
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Any Tips?

On how to get new oil in the oil fill of the V10 on my ACE? Almost impossible to let gravity do the work. If you have any pictures, they would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks everyone!
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Old 04-27-2020, 06:54 PM   #2
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Flexible funnel and pour very slowly; OR
Repurpose a pump sprayer (1 or 2 gallon) and use that to push the oil into the opening.
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:17 PM   #4
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I am pretty new at this so I don't know if I successfully uploaded my image.

In any case, I bought a large funnel attached clear tubing that tightly fits into the oil fill spout. I hang the funnel on a tripod so that it is above the fill spout and am able to dump a quart at a time. No mess and easy to do.
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:30 PM   #5
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:46 PM   #7
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I picked up a battery powered pump at Harbor Freight and it works amazing.

https://www.harborfreight.com/batter...ump-63847.html
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I donít have an ACE but have used this for my last 3 class Aís. Cut the hose to about 6 inches, buy your oil in quarts and hold the bottle on itís side in a basically horizontal position. Itís simple and effective. Tried the pump and it worked fine but was a giant mess to store!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-27-2020, 10:49 PM   #9
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When I had my ACE, I went to an auto parts store got a plastic funnel with a handle, and 3 ft plastic tubing. If you take the funnel and wedge it between the wiper blade and the windshield (it will hold) run the hose down between the hood and body and down the fill tube. I made sure the plastic hose went down the fill tube about a foot. It worked very well, if you do not have a valve (fumoto) on the oil drain pan I would get one attach a drain hose there also.
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Old 05-02-2020, 07:44 PM   #10
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Is there even a remote possibility that the valve could be inadvertently opened while the vehicle is running?
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:24 PM   #11
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Is there even a remote possibility that the valve could be inadvertently opened while the vehicle is running?
There is no interlock between the engine running and the valve opening. Just like if someone crawled underneath the coach and unscrewed the drain plug; someone could remove the valve's safety clip and open it as well when the engine is running.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:33 PM   #12
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Special large funnel and clear tubing to add oil to Ford V-10

I do it like Bill in the Badlands does and it works well. I don't use a tripod so makes it a two person job currently. Note: wife gets tired holding the funnel high enough to get a fast fill so I will look into making a tripod type arrangement to hold the quart size funnel. Just another reason to fuss at the idiots that engineered how to cram everything you need to get back behind the grill.
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Old 05-02-2020, 09:18 PM   #13
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Is there even a remote possibility that the valve could be inadvertently opened while the vehicle is running?


Nope. Itís more likely that the whole valve would back out just like a drain plug could. But that never happens either. Seriously, there is a plastic safety clip that goes over the mechanism and then the lever is spring loaded so you have to push it against a spring and at the same time rotate it out of the detent in the locked position. Thereís a thousand other possible problems in your coach that deserve more worry than this thing.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:06 PM   #14
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I have an ACE 30.1 and use the long spout pictured above with the yellow knob. It's a pain but the head screws onto a quart bottleand locks. After the spout is inserted and the bottle held higher, you twist the knob to open the flow. I buy the 5 quart jugs and have to refill a quart bottle because it is about $3 to $4 a quart cheaper in quantity. Have some rags ready.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:59 PM   #15
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Fumoto drain valve

Can someone give the number of the Fumoto drain valve with the connection to a hose. I watched the video on their site and it looks like a good way to keep the oil from dripping on the front axel and me.

https://www.fumotooildrainvalve.com/...saAp2MEALw_wcB
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:02 PM   #16
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I do it like Bill in the Badlands does and it works well. I don't use a tripod so makes it a two person job currently. Note: wife gets tired holding the funnel high enough to get a fast fill so I will look into making a tripod type arrangement to hold the quart size funnel. Just another reason to fuss at the idiots that engineered how to cram everything you need to get back behind the grill.
The tripod I use is a stand for a photographer's backdrop repurposed. I imagine any supported pole would work. The funnel is from Auto Zone and the clear tubing from Home Depot - maybe 1" ID. I don't have any mess.
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:10 PM   #17
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Great idea. I have the same issue with my 29M. Last time I used a hand pump I got at AutoZone. That got rather tedious after the first few quarts. Actually pumped the oil down the dipstick tube. Took a LONG time, but it worked without a drop of wasted oil.

Say, that looks like you're inside one of the garage spots at Mentone Beach...?

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Old 05-02-2020, 11:27 PM   #18
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I have an ACE 30.1 and use the long spout pictured above with the yellow knob. It's a pain but the head screws onto a quart bottleand locks. After the spout is inserted and the bottle held higher, you twist the knob to open the flow. I buy the 5 quart jugs and have to refill a quart bottle because it is about $3 to $4 a quart cheaper in quantity. Have some rags ready.


AutoZone will give you the same price on quarts as the big jugs. At least on Mobil 1.
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:54 PM   #19
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Any tips

It appears that is a common problem with the Ford chassis. I have had the same issue with the last 3 RV's I have owned. I just purchased a battery powered pump from Harbor Freight for $9.99 and saw the same one on TV commercials for the same price. I have not used it yet but am sure it will do the job.

https://www.harborfreight.com/batter...ump-63847.html
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Old 05-03-2020, 12:16 AM   #20
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I just use a half gal plastic milk bottle. Be careful with the dip stick. It gets cooked where it bends around the header.
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