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    Hi everyone I was just changing the oil in my 39 Chief and made a bit of a mess, got it cleaned up. I like to change the oil often and I am looking for a better way to drain the oil tank. I see Kiwi and Greer used to sell quick drains but not anymore. I found two possible alternatives. Links here http://store.wagaero.com/product_inf...ducts_id=12444
    http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f103n-valve.html
    the second one I would need to use an adapter they also have caps to stop you opening it by accident they both seem to take two operations to open so I think pretty safe. Any input, opinions etc would be great thanks.

  • #2
    Try these.
    http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vacuum-oil-extractor
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oil-Changing...item2c9b5798e5

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    • #3
      Originally posted by chief39 View Post
      Hi everyone I was just changing the oil in my 39 Chief and made a bit of a mess, got it cleaned up. I like to change the oil often and I am looking for a better way to drain the oil tank. I see Kiwi and Greer used to sell quick drains but not anymore. I found two possible alternatives. Links here http://store.wagaero.com/product_inf...ducts_id=12444
      http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f103n-valve.html
      the second one I would need to use an adapter they also have caps to stop you opening it by accident they both seem to take two operations to open so I think pretty safe. Any input, opinions etc would be great thanks.
      I always just used a piece of alum foil about 2' tucked behind the plug, long enough to clear floor boards and form a v shape to drain pan.Then just pull the plug and let it rip.You will find you can sort of press the foil against head to help[ hold it in place.No aftermarket parts required.
      Tom

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      • #4
        I've used this $5 "sucker" for 40 years. I just let it drain in a 5 gallon pail between uses.

        sucker.jpg

        It sucks about a pint at a time. Most of the auto parts stores have them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tfburke3 View Post
          I always just used a piece of alum foil about 2' tucked behind the plug, long enough to clear floor boards and form a v shape to drain pan.Then just pull the plug and let it rip.You will find you can sort of press the foil against head to help[ hold it in place.No aftermarket parts required.
          Tom
          I was messing with this aluminum funnel, friend watching, lost the plug in it, overflowed the funnel, friend says,: "Never seen anything work better than a 12-pack carton". So I always try to have a 12-pack carton around, 18-pack is good too. Unhook the front plug wire, use the center stand, put a rag on the head, have a drain pan ready, ...... and make sure the fridge is plugged in. ... keep your ears open to thirsty smart-aleck friends with traditional convictions.

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          • #6
            There is a flexible funnel that I think can be found at NAPA. It is a flat piece that is about 8 -10" by 15 -18" that can be shaped into what ever you need and I think it is made in the USA. Check on Amazon it also comes in different sizes.
            Jim D.
            Last edited by jim d; 06-11-2015, 11:49 AM.
            Jim D

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=fillibuster;148998]I was messing with this aluminum funnel, friend watching, lost the plug in it, overflowed the funnel, friend says,: "Never seen anything work better than a 12-pack carton". So I always try to have a 12-pack carton around, 18-pack is good too. Unhook the front plug wire, use the center stand, put a rag on the head, have a drain pan ready, ...... and make sure the fridge is plugged in. ... keep your ears open to thirsty smart-aleck friends with traditional convictions.[/QUOTE

              I've dropped the plug into the funnel also and nearly overflowed the funnel. Wasn't pretty. It travelled into the hose that was attached to funnel and lodged. Quite a profanity generating situation trying to hold one finger in the dike while attempting to dislodge the plug from the hose without making a terrible mess.
              I've also used a suction gun and it works but I am not patient enough for that process. One problem with any type of compact valve screwed into the tank is it creates an opportunity to get accidentally opened. Nothing is as reliable and worry free as the plug.
              Next change I will try the aluminum foil idea.
              Jason Z
              AMCA #21594
              Near Pittsburgh PA (Farm Country)
              Allegheny Mountain Chapter http://amcaamc.com/

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              • #8
                I guess I didn't describe very well.There is no funnel,but the foil is formed to a wide trough to guide oil to drain pan.Cant help with the holding onto the plug part but if its dropped it just goes into the pan.
                Tom

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                • #9
                  make sure your pan can hold all the oil ,and not 3/4 of it messy ...

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