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Old 09-22-2002, 05:33 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Fram Suredrain

I bought one of these a little while back...and I didn't have a chance to use it until I had to change my oil twice during the past month (tore the top end down twice, basically).

Good idea, poor execution. It's probably more intended for use on engines with HOT oil, but I only got a chance to change it cold, and it took FOREVER to drain out five quarts of Mobil 20w50. You'd be better off spending your money on a good drainpan; I did for the last bit of tranny work I had to do (one for $9 at Autozone that has two threaded outlets/inlets - one that's on the top when you lay it down to catch oil that you screw the funnel on to, and one on the corner so you can pour it out easily when you go to recycle the oil) and I'll probably just put the drainplug back in now that I have a good pan and don't need to try to get it into milk bottles anymore.

I think the problem is the valve itself. The oilflow doesn't even come close to what the hose can handle; it's right above a trickle.
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Old 09-29-2002, 10:50 PM   #2
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LOL. I know what its like. AT work I did a head on car and you always change the oil when you do heads. The oil was stone cold and the pan had a oversize drainplug with a smaller drainplug in it (so you dont use the mangled threads in the pan anymore). The hole was maybe 1/4" big. I had to put the plug back and push the car into the parking lot to dump it and start my next job while I waited. I also 2nd the good oil pan thing..... maybe I should buy one .
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