VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 12-09-2019, 08:39 PM
SeanB's Avatar
SeanB SeanB is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 586
Default IO-375 Oil Change

Hi,
A friend and I each have an Aerosport Power IO-375 engine. He has a cold sump, I do not (still building). He is ready for first oil change. Does anyone have any information on which crush gasket is needed? It appears he has three drain plugs. Use the lowest one because a taildragger? Looking at quick drains by Saf-Air. Anyone know which one for this engine?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages...rainValves.php

Thank you much!!!
__________________
SEAN BLAIR V7
Colorado Springs, CO
http://www.mykitlog.com/sblair
2020 VAF SUPPORTER
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-09-2019, 10:38 PM
bruceh's Avatar
bruceh bruceh is online now
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 2,416
Default

Go and get a Fumoto T202N quick drain. They work great.



You can drill a small hole on the flange in order to safety wire it in place. Buy some 1/2" hose at your auto supply store and use it to direct the old oil into your drain pan.

__________________
Bruce Hill
RV-9A N5771H flown over 800 hours!
http://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project
APRS Tracking for KJ6YRP and New Flying Blog
2020 VAF donator
EAA Tech Counselor, Build assistance - canopy/tanks/fiberglass/electrical/repairs
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2019, 09:43 AM
SeanB's Avatar
SeanB SeanB is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 586
Default

Thanks, Bruce. Looks like a nice product.
__________________
SEAN BLAIR V7
Colorado Springs, CO
http://www.mykitlog.com/sblair
2020 VAF SUPPORTER
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2019, 07:32 PM
SmilingJack's Avatar
SmilingJack SmilingJack is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hilton Head Island
Posts: 1,105
Default

+1 on the Futomo drain.

Probably overkill, but I also drilled a small hole in the drain lever and safetied it so it will not allow opening it.
__________________
John Mastro
RV-8 (SOLD)
10 years of Awesomeness!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2019, 08:50 PM
rzbill's Avatar
rzbill rzbill is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,717
Default

+2 Fumoto.
__________________
Bill Pendergrass
ME/AE '82
RV-7A: Flying since April 15, 2012. 850 hrs
YIO-360-M1B, mags, CS, GRT EX and WS H1s & A/P, Navworx
Unpainted, polished....kinda'... Eyeballin' vinyl really hard.
Yeah. The boss got a Silhouette Cameo 4 Xmas 2019.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2019, 10:32 PM
ReidVaitor ReidVaitor is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 179
Default fumoto

been using this for years and has remained leakproof.
I had a brand bought from spruce that leaked after 2 years, the fumoto has been on the plane for 7 years and is so easy to twist open and closed.
If one is going to go quick drain route, this is the way to go. Got mine via eBay

Last edited by ReidVaitor : 12-14-2019 at 09:29 AM. Reason: Correction that it is safety wired
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Ralph Inkster Ralph Inkster is online now
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 1,213
Default

There is a crush gasket on the plug on the center back of the oil pan, would be 1"id x 1 1/4" od and can be bought at any auto parts store. This plug holds in the oil pickup screen, and is usually removed during annual or 100hr inspections to check for bad engine metal shavings. I do not know if there is a quick drain valve option for this location, also being so close to the engine mount also limits this.
As stated on prior posts, the bottom drain locations are usually used for routine oil changes.
__________________
Ralph
built a few RVs, rebuilt a few more, hot rodded more, & maintained/updated a big bunch more
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-24-2020, 03:53 PM
springer springer is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: AZ/MN
Posts: 388
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReidVaitor View Post
been using this for years and has remained leakproof.
I had a brand bought from spruce that leaked after 2 years, the fumoto has been on the plane for 7 years and is so easy to twist open and closed.
If one is going to go quick drain route, this is the way to go. Got mine via eBay
I have had a nuance leak for a couple years that for the life of me cannot locate. This may be my source. Thanks!
__________________
Jim
RV-4 '88-'09 Built & Sold
RV-8 Purchased
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 04:09 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.