VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-10
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-01-2018, 06:15 AM
Auburntsts's Avatar
Auburntsts Auburntsts is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dumfries, VA
Posts: 2,590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alpinelakespilot2000 View Post
Not an answer to your question asked but an option so that you don’t need to ask the question in the future...

form-a-funnels are the cats meow when it comes to getting the filter off without making a mess. Nothing really worked until I tried it.
https://www.amazon.com/Form-Funnel-F...%2Bfunnel&th=1

Hope this helps.
This is what I use. No punching holes, no bags, no mess whatsoever. I have a papertowel standing by to wipe up any drips off hoses, etc.

I also use the Anit-Splat Aero Oil filer wrench - highly recommend it as well.
__________________
Todd Stovall
PP ASEL-IA
RV-10 N728TT - Flying!
WAR EAGLE!

Last edited by Auburntsts : 02-01-2018 at 06:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-01-2018, 06:55 AM
olyolson's Avatar
olyolson olyolson is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 727
Default Oil filter drain tool

I know it's a little thread drift but since it's already sidetracked- I saw an oil filter drain tool on Acft Spruce, anybody ever used this one?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...clickkey=30995

__________________
RV-4, IFR
AEIO-360, Hartzell C/S
RV grin every flight
"Sure is nice to have smart friends"
2018 dues paid

Last edited by olyolson : 02-01-2018 at 07:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-01-2018, 07:22 AM
airguy's Avatar
airguy airguy is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Garden City, Tx
Posts: 4,198
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olyolson View Post
I know it's a little thread drift but since it's already sidetracked- I saw an oil filter drain tool on Acft Spruce, anybody ever used this one?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...clickkey=30995

Why? Phillips screwdriver and a small hammer accomplishes the same thing, and they are already in my toolbox. Give it a couple hours and you'll remove the filter without any drips.
__________________
Greg Niehues - VAF 2018 dues paid
Garden City, TX
N16GN flying! http://websites.expercraft.com/airguy/
Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-01-2018, 07:24 AM
snopercod's Avatar
snopercod snopercod is online now
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 1,258
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Dickens View Post
Of course this assumes that the filter is at an angle so that it will drain.
Yup. If your filter is horizontal like mine is, it only drains about half way.
__________________
(2018 dues paid)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-01-2018, 07:55 AM
FLY6 FLY6 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Stoney Creek On. Ca
Posts: 87
Default Oil Change

I have found that simply using an old margarine container to place under the filter while draining the filter works great. Same idea as the "form a filter" but the magerine container is flexible enough for me to fit it under the filter, place the filter in it and bring it back out with no mess. If your engine compartment is too tight, this would not work.
__________________
Al Grant
Flying RV6, O-320
Stoney Creek, On
Dues Paid
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-01-2018, 06:24 PM
macrafic's Avatar
macrafic macrafic is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by airguy View Post
Why? Phillips screwdriver and a small hammer accomplishes the same thing, and they are already in my toolbox. Give it a couple hours and you'll remove the filter without any drips.
Greg, what you are missing here is that a tube attaches to the puncture apparatus and routes the oil from the filter to a container of your choice at the other end of the tube below the aircraft. Screw in to puncture, back out (not too far) to get the oil flowing.

I used this for the first time my last oil change. Decent results on a warm engine. Will continue to use it, although I am intrigued by the plastic bag solution suggested.
__________________
Rich and Cindy Macrafic
Rochester, MN
One month to painting and test flying
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-01-2018, 07:06 PM
gasman gasman is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 3,427
Default

What a shame...... They took a very simple product and made a big deal out of it.

The one I purchased from spruce was a punch and a band that had a small tube with an o ring on it to seal the drain hole.... Drains through tubing.... Very clean.
__________________
VAF #897
2017 =VAF= Dues PAID
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-01-2018, 07:35 PM
larrynew's Avatar
larrynew larrynew is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In New Braunfels, ist das Leben schön!
Posts: 772
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FLY6 View Post
I have found that simply using an old margarine container to place under the filter while draining the filter works great.
I use an empty plastic pint Camguard bottle. Cut out the side to fit the filter. Two lengths of safety wire attached and looped to hold it in place. Works so much better than my form a funnel.
__________________
Larry New
RV-7A - Flying 600+ hrs
48 States in 7 Days
VAF Paid - Annual Autodraft
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-01-2018, 07:39 PM
sibriggs sibriggs is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 139
Default Oil Filter Bib

Gie these a try, Spruce sells them. Saves the oil running down the engine.

http://oilfilterbib.com/

Steve
__________________
Steve Briggs. RV9, G3x, G5, VPX, GTN625
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-01-2018, 09:18 PM
BCP Boys's Avatar
BCP Boys BCP Boys is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kennesaw, Ga
Posts: 534
Default

I use Mineral Spirit.
__________________
Amir
----------
RV-7 QB - N174WM
Supporting VAF since the first visit
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:40 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.