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Well Anthony ( run6.0run ) is changing his oil about that often. Well maybe every week.

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I was changing the oil in my 2005 every 3-5 weeks.

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I remember several years back that fumoto valve was the hot item on this site. Didn't realize that it turned out to be a turd. Glad I didn't jump in with the rest of the gang on that one.

To the poster asking if anyone had forgotten to put in the drain plug when changing the oil, yup, when I was a youngsta with my first truck. I just installed the rebuilt short block and remanned heads in my old Dodge pickup and put the first 1K miles on the engine. I was doing the first oil change on it. Installed the filter, poured the oil in and started the engine. It was knocking so I gave it a little gas to try and get the oil pressure up... Ooops!!! It got louder. Then looked under the truck and saw 5.5 quarts of oil on the ground. In a panic, I smacked my forehead on the top of the door jam rushing into the driver's seat to turn that sucka off. Ouch!

Something I'll always reflect back on when changing the oil in my vehicles these days. Don't think I'll EVER do that one again. Gotta learn by our mistakes.
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LMAO - it is not a turd at all. It certainly is not a necessary mod, it is simply a convenience thing. If you don't need the convenience, then don't do the mod - pretty simple.

Also, the drain plug magnet is not absolutely essential IMO. If you need a magnet, then it is low odds that the little one on the drain plug will help you much. Numerous examples of needle bearing damage to folks that had the OEM drain plug. Also, I doubt that many of us are going to be getting 500k+ miles out of the trucks - BUT - if you are afraid of lifter needle bearings going through the LPOP, etc., - then put some real magnets on the pan.
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I was thinking more along the lines of if you do find them on the magnet
then you can plan for a $$$$$$$ coming up
and not so much as them getting sucked bak up into the LPOP.

Mark are you up early or up late? I guess I should ask if you MT or CT
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Oh - OK. Still think it is a risk much lower than a dozen other possibilities though.

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I placed some earth magnets on the pan next to the Fumoto valve. When draining the oil I remove them. When finished I replace them. No problems.
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Oh, okay Mark. Guess I misunderstood the posts. I do see the value in ease for an oil change but just hadn't prioritized the need... Yet.

CJ, What are earth magnets?
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To the poster about not putting the oil plug back in... reminds me of the first time I bought a superduty... it was an '03 F-250. Bought it at a Ford dealer and had him do a full fluid change for me as part of their deal before I bought it. Drove it home, went to back it into my driveway (rather steep) and it started to slide. Didn't make sense, but I turned my 4x4 on, and it kept sliding... Then I saw a pool of black start to run out from the front of the truck, down the hill... Put it in park with the e-brake on, jumped out to look, and sure enough, the plug was sitting in the middle of the driveway with oil pouring out. I quickly repositioned the truck to get the wheels over the grass for traction, backed it out of the street, and shut it off. Called the fire department to come clean up the hazmat mess (I was on the department at the time) and while they were at my house I called the dealer back and talked to the service manager... told him what had happened and he about puked! Said in the hundreds of thousands of cars he had serviced, I was only the second time that had happened. He immediately sent a flatbed wrecker out to pick up the truck, put a new oil change in it, and offered to do anything else I wanted to the truck!
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Oh, okay Mark. Guess I misunderstood the posts. I do see the value in ease for an oil change but just hadn't prioritized the need... Yet.

CJ, What are earth magnets?
I don't know their composition but they are extremely powerful magnets for their size. The ones I used are app. 3/8" in dia. You can get them at Harbor Freight. On my 69 Mustang I also put them on the 3rd member and oil filter housing.
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Okay thanks... Oh, and one more question for ya. Can I drive your Mach 1?
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as the lowest on the totem pole at a dealership with only 5 techs I get about every oil change since I'm not on flag time. no, I've never left the drain plug out.....knock on wood....but one time I thought I blew the oil filter out when I started the car. I started it and oil started blowing out everywhere, I thought frantically and ran to cut the car off. I told one of the other techs. he said oh you probably just left the old oil filter gasket on the car. I've never paid attention to stuff like that because my dad always taught me to oil the o-ring before you put the filter on. now I definitely always look to see if the old gasket is still on there. it was definitely fun to clean that mess up.....
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