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Re: Changing Oil -- Universal 5424
I have the same problem, due to slanting of the main engine. There is always a couple of quarts remaining. Pulling oil out of the dipstick tube on the genset, seems to get every drop.
I have been very reluctant to install a permanent drain tube kit on the plug at the bottom of the pan, but I'm tempted. It just seems like a nervous point of failure that could put all the oil into the bilge while underway. Maybe I'm over reacting.
However, I've recently read in Volvo literature that the turbo is very susceptible to problems from dirty engine oil and I'm having problems. I think I need a better way to get it all out and be able to do so more often.
Anyone have any other suggestions for a way to get it all out?
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