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Modern engine filler caps are silly

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by DIYspanner, 18 Jan 2020.

  1. DIYspanner

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    Just an opinion but it seems daft that engine designers make cam covers so low that a funnel won't sit down and you have to hold the funnel so it doesn't fall out when you pour oil into it.

    I did an oil change today. I put Mannol in but I don't like the silly OEM tin cans. Their damn difficult to hold one handed whilst keeping the funnel in place so I'll stick with plastic tubs in future.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean.....the transition from pushrod to OHC / DOHC engines means a much thicker and deeper cylinder head is necessary and its often in three castings.
    I don't use a funnel - relying on the 'glug' technique straight from the bottle which is fine 99% of the time :eek:
    John :)
     
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    I rarely use a funnel. You need a steady hand though and to hold the bottle sideways on so that the pourer is on either side and not on the bottom. Less chance of a glug then.
     
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    I raid the recycling bin for a plastic bottle and cut the bottom off to make a disposable funnel - last one was a Tropicana orange juice - a perfect fit, practically screwed into the filler hole leaving me two hands free to pour the oil in. I'm envious of anyone who can glug it in!
     
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    Indeed. I visited an uncle today to oil change his Fiesta TDCI and forgot to take a funnel. I pulled a 2L lemonade bottle out of the blue bin, rinsed it, cut it in half, wiped it dry of water and used that. The oil poured in a treat.

    The hardest part of the job was the oil filter. Its in a damn fiddly place on the UGJC engine. I pushed the filter into the housing then screwed the cap on. I removed parts of the air filter for easier access.
     
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    I always have great trouble finding the correct "710" grade for my car, so I let the garage do it.

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    But you're a dab hand at recycling ;)
     
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    Might smoke a bit afterwards..

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    In the absence of Castrol R, thats the nearest we can get to perfume :mrgreen:
    John :)
    P.S. These ads for Diesel fragrances really cut me up.....I’ve stunk of diesel for years and still get nowt :mrgreen:
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