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Oil drain
« on: April 24, 2015, 11:58:49 am »
Does anyone know the size and thread of the of the oil drain plug? I want to purchase a Fumoto valve to make oil changes easier.

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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 12:30:09 pm »
This is the one for the Explorer so I guess the same

Explorer Fumoto

I guess I would have some concerns about the tap being accidentally opened at some point as there isn't a lock, just a detent. But other than that looks handy!
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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 01:07:18 pm »
Didn't know there was such a thing. Interesting :084:
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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 01:48:05 pm »
The 2 step process to open the tap.... Lift against the spring and then turn would probably mean it is very little chance of being opened accidentally... At only around £20 I may get one and fit at the next oil change as I have just had a service done
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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 02:12:43 pm »
I may try the one with the nipple for a drain tube.  Stick a plastic tube on the nipple and drain to a reservoir.  Should be pretty clean.   I need to decide if I have any concerns about the additional ground clearance lost to the nipple? 

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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 02:18:20 pm »
Yes.... Few things worse than dragging your nipple along the ground! :148: :156: :745:
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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 04:20:23 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Yes.... Few things worse than dragging your nipple along the ground! :148: :156: :745:
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Re: Oil drain
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2015, 04:55:12 am »
I have used the valve on my car the last few years. makes life so easy. I hadn't thought about one for the Trophy, as on the ST1100 it is a bit too exposed. May have a look.

 



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