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#1 beaker80

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

My ECO just turned 5000 KM and I decided to do my first oil change. After reading many forums about how horrendous it is to do I formed a plan. First I put my truck on front wheel ramps. I decided to remove both the soft shield and the metal "windage" trays under the truck. This is quite easy. The metal tray is held on with 4 - 13mm socket bolts. Start by removing the rear "soft" tray by undoing the 4 quarter turn fasteners. Then pop out the 3 push pins in the front of the metal tray. Take out the 4 bolts and lower the metal tray (not heavy). Remove the 4, 1/2 turn fasteners on the soft front cover and let it hang.

Then I removed the oil filter with the help of a filter wrench. It wasn't really tight just a bit awkward to reach from below. The rear catch tray caught the drained oil from the filter and flowed into drain pan.

Now on to the oil drain bolt. I was anticipating a shower but it didn't happen. I have a large oil pan and held it up near the bolt as I removed it with my free hand. The oil didn't shoot out as some forums have said. No worst than a rear-facing drain bolt. My pan caught it all. I left the drain open to full empty.

I then cleaned up the filter catch tray and installed a WIX 57502 filter. Then I installed a Fumoto Quick Change drain valve (P/N F-107N) with nipple for drain tube. Added 6 liters of Quaker State 5W30 Full Synthetic oil. Started truck up and checked for leaks - none. Reinstalled metal tray and the 2 soft shields. Reset the oil monitor (was showing 72%). Backed off ramps. Put everything away.

Granted this was my 1st oil change and it took 2 hours. Next time will be much faster(and cleaner) with the drain valve. I'll probably pull the trays again as it gives me a chance to check around the bottom of the engine and trans.







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#2 ultraflame

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

Congrats. Where did you get your Fumoto Quick Change drain valve (P/N F-107N)? The last one I bought was 3 years ago for my Dodge and I will be getting my new 2012 EB in March. They are not even starting the build until 2/13. I hear they are backed up and running short on Tuxedo Black Metalflake that I ordered.

#3 ecoboost666

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

Congrats. Where did you get your Fumoto Quick Change drain valve (P/N F-107N)? The last one I bought was 3 years ago for my Dodge and I will be getting my new 2012 EB in March. They are not even starting the build until 2/13. I hear they are backed up and running short on Tuxedo Black Metalflake that I ordered.



I got my valve from ebay.

#4 beaker80

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:18 PM

I got my valve from this site which is the Canadian distributor. http://ezoildrain.com/default.htm

Ebay is cheaper but not for me as I had to add shipping, exchange on the dollar etc...




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