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Has anyone made a plug on ..

their diesel engine crankcase and use it to change oil instead of messing around with pumps and hoses through dipstick hole which is messy and inefficient way of changing engine oil?
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Using the dipstick tube and one of these makes it clean and easy.

Suck-Up Fluid Pump

Also, use two large zip lock bags around your filter when taking it off and you should be able to get it off without spilling a drop.

It's usually difficult to get a container below the level of the oil pan in order to use a hose to drain the oil in most boats, yours might be different.
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Hi people....Kubota Beta has a built in pump hooked up to the drain plug. Built in pump, on the front of the engine They also have an option to install your filter in a more covenient location......Red
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Yes.

My Universal M-12 diesel is fitted with a drain hose instead of a plug at the bottom of the oil sump. The 12-in. hose has a metal fitting at the end, and the plug fits into that.

The assembly is available as an aftermarket product: Universal 200390 Ships Store Torresen
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My old perkins came to me equipped with a drain hose under the oil pan hooked into a small pump. Easy to pump out all the oil from the bottom of the pan.
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I guess it depends on your engine access, but I don't consider using a good pump to be harder or more messing around than draining from a plug--quite the opposite. With a good pump, it's all out and contained with no mess at all.
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Our old Alberg30 with an Atomic 4 had a plug on the crankcase to which a valve was added and a length of hose attached to make oil drainage easy. It worked well.

Until the valve broke off dumping oil out. Which would not have been so bad but it was while under way and when the boat was in a narrow part of a river, with a tow and barge bearing down, and of course contrary currents. I was not at the helm but apparently as the smoke enveloped the boat the helmsman decided to open the throttle and run it hard aground out of the channel. Didn't lose the boat but what a mess.

I'm not sure adding anything to the crankcase is a good idea.
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I would never install an engine without a drain hose attached to the sump. Use only the best quality materials.
Last Thursday I changed the oil on two big diesel engines on one of my boats. I have a $120 Shurflo pump mounted on the wall that is permanently connected to the drain hose. Takes 4 minutes to drain 18 quarts of oil.
oil goes into a plastic jerry can I keep just for this purpose. Can do the whole oil and filter change in 15 minutes. No mess.
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Using the dipstick tube and one of these makes it clean and easy.

Suck-Up Fluid Pump

Also, use two large zip lock bags around your filter when taking it off and you should be able to get it off without spilling a drop.

It's usually difficult to get a container below the level of the oil pan in order to use a hose to drain the oil in most boats, yours might be different.
I agree with you!
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