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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseman View Post
    If you have that much gunk and sludge then your doing something wrong! Change your oil sooner, I agree with hot engine and letting it flow good. With today's oil and filters you shouldn't have sludge in your pan.
    Just to clarify, no sludge in mine and maybe I am wrong, but I could see how sludge could build up using that valve type system over time (5-7-8-12 years?). Doing oil changes using that valve type system looks easier but maybe not the best way to get all that old dirty oil out fast..... just my 2cts...
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    Check out Form A Funnel
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    With less than a minute you can make a funnel/drain channel for even the most awkwardly located oil drains.

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    Full synthetic doesn't sludge. I do my oil changes every 10k kms no matter how long it takes to get there. I use full synthetic (Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 was on sale a CTC so I grabbed 4 jugs), and use a quality oil filter from Carquest/Nappa (Wix premium filters) or usually I just grab a few at the dealership since the Ford filters are quality filters.

    It has worked for me.
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    I do all mine topside now, my VW has has the filter on top so no more crawling under the car. I bought the vacuum at P-Auto and it takes about 10 minutes start to finish. Same thing with the ATV it always made such a mess draining out and catching on the skid plate and running everywhere, now your hands don't even get dirty it is a nice gadget to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    Full synthetic doesn't sludge. I do my oil changes every 10k kms no matter how long it takes to get there. I use full synthetic (Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 was on sale a CTC so I grabbed 4 jugs), and use a quality oil filter from Carquest/Nappa (Wix premium filters) or usually I just grab a few at the dealership since the Ford filters are quality filters.

    It has worked for me.
    Good choice on the filters. I used Fram for many years and had lack of oil pressure on start-up, switched to NAPA Gold and the problems went away, something to do with the anti-drain back feature. No more Fram for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marker View Post
    Good choice on the filters. I used Fram for many years and had lack of oil pressure on start-up, switched to NAPA Gold and the problems went away, something to do with the anti-drain back feature. No more Fram for me.
    It likely has to do with the cardboard used in the Fram.

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    I received the valve. Now I just wait until it's time to change the oil. Lowes carry the clear vinyl hoses for around 4-5 bucks and they come in 10 foot lengths.

    Rick

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    3 bucks at lowes.
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