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Old 01-14-2020, 05:14 PM   #1
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Pouring Oil into the filler neck?

Just changed the oil, filter and lubed my 2016 Sunstar LX 27N. The oil drain is easy with the petcock valve I installed, but getting new oil back into the engine is a royal PITA 😡. I use a flexible 18" metal funnel, but I still can only poor a tiny bit in at a time and still manage to dribble some everywhere. Does anyone have an easier way to get the oil into the filler neck?
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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One can use one of the liquid transfer pumps. Hand operated and pretty cheap and easy.
I decided to "invent" a better funnel gizmo with larger openings for better flow. Took some cutting and fitting of a plastic jug to get it close to what I wanted.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:07 PM   #3
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I did something like Morich did. I bought a fairly large funnel/oil which held the oil bottle securely but the "output" end diameter was too small to allow a fast enough flow to prevent backing up into the funnel. So, I bought a short length of hose with an outside diameter that was pretty close to the inside diameter of the oil fill pipe (only needed a few inches). Then I cut the bottom end of the funnel at the point where it would snuggly fit the inside diameter of the hose (the funnel had a stepped lower end so it was fairly easy) and "glued" the two together with some Shoe Goop. That made for a very stable arrangement where I could walk away and not have to worry about overflow, and the bottle would empty completely in just a minute or so.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:04 AM   #4
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Maybe some info on what I built? I do lots of work with PVC pipe and fittings so it was natural for me to use them. I got an old plastic container out of the recycle and cut a hole to place a 1 inch PVC fitting with threads to clamp it on.
The large output lets the oil flow out faster than it comes in from the bottle and the plastic container lets me just drop the oil bottle in, while holding the whole thing with the other hand. I might guess at thirty seconds or so to do a quart?
When doing a five quart jug, it gets a bit tricky to hole the "funnel" and balance the big jug, but still works. But that is just a once a year job for my mileage.
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:38 PM   #5
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Hey Scott - Depends on whether you are using single quarts or the 5 quart jug... I use singles and disposable funnels from Valvomax, which is the drain plug system I'm using.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:39 AM   #6
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single quarts work well
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:21 PM   #7
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I use a yard sprayer new one and put the oil there and put the sprayer tip down in the fill pipe. Use the tank and hose just for motor. Oil
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:32 PM   #8
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I used pvc a funnel and a ladder.
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:19 PM   #9
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Why does this all remind me of a Jar, and a Funnel?
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