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First Oil Change
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:42 PM
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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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:47 AM
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.
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