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Old 06-27-2020, 04:46 PM   #1
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Oil change funnel

I am planning to change oil in my Alante 31P. Draining would be easy. The oil input is higher than the hood and doesnít have much clearance between the bottom of the dash board? My question is do you use a funnel to put oil back in? What kind do you use? My web search isnít much help.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:56 PM   #2
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There's no reason you can't use a funnel. I would check with your local auto parts store. You should be able to find one with a flexible tube that you can bend around to get what you need.
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/we...rchTerm=funnel
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Thank you. I saw those and wondered about the 2” uphill under the hood. I know water will flow given enough of a head start. Would the funnel work with an uphill “S” bend.

I hate cleaning up oil spills.
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Old 06-27-2020, 05:54 PM   #4
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Seeing that funnel reminds me of when I worked at a forklift dealer. The shop mechanics were quite a bunch and often made bets against one another.

One day, after lunch, Alex bet Zima that he couldn't drop four stacked quarters from his forehead from a leaning back position into the oil change funnel that was stuck down the front of his pants (The funnel was actually shorter than the one pictured above). and, Alex would give him three tries on the $1 bet they made.

Zima missed the first two times and then, on his third try, Alex unexpectedly, dumped his 7-11 Big Gulp down the funnel!

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Old 06-27-2020, 06:43 PM   #5
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I got one of these and it works great. Worth every dime.
https://www.amsoil.com/p/bottle-hand-pump-g2039/
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:58 PM   #6
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I use a hand pump similar to what Lake Huron is using. The problem with a funnel (even with a long goose neck) is that you don’t have enough clearance between the fill tube and the hood opening to pour the oil out of the container and into the funnel. Even if you purchase oil in one quart containers it’s a struggle not to spill any. The hood opening on an F53 chassis is nothing like a car or pickup. Go with the pump right out of the gate and you will be glad you did.
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I always have a Ford truck shop do my oil changes, under $50 and well worth it. But I do carry a long neck funnel in case I need to add when on the road. It really is a pain to get to the fill ports.
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Thanks every body. After looking at various funnels and pumps I decided to go with a pump. Either hand or electric. Probably electric. I have bad shoulder problems and itís getting harder to do the hand pump. I also have a Ford dealer 3 miles away. I can buy the oil,filter,drain pan and pump for what they wanna charge. But DW sez Iím too old and falling apart, let them do it.
Thanks again everybody for all the info.

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Iíve changed my own oil twice. I suggest a hand pump. Very cheap at Harbor freight. I think less than $10.
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