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Bolted on bits, factory and aftermarket accessories Discussion of after-market extras: winches, bull bars, tow bars (and Towing), roof racks, snorkels, and other cool stuff

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Old 27-08-19
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Iíve had the EZ drain tap for about a year now. Itís under a bash plate in which I have made a 2 cm hole allowing me to operate the tap. I use a small hose on the tap to direct the oil better. Canít see any problem with it opening by accident as itís higher than the plate - itís a bit of a faff opening it but easier than dropping the bash plate. I do oil changes every 10K km. I was concerned about the likelihood of damage to bash plate and/or sump plug threads from the frequent use, and having to get new sump plug washers all the time.
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I had one on my Paj for about 6 yrs I think. When I sold that and bought the Cruiser it was one of the first things I bought for it. So I've had them for about 8 or 9 yrs now and never had an issue. Makes oil changes SO much easier.

I still have to take the bash plates off to change the oil filter so that's a non issue for me.
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Iíve had the EZ drain tap for about a year now. Itís under a bash plate in which I have made a 2 cm hole allowing me to operate the tap. I use a small hose on the tap to direct the oil better. Canít see any problem with it opening by accident as itís higher than the plate - itís a bit of a faff opening it but easier than dropping the bash plate. I do oil changes every 10K km. I was concerned about the likelihood of damage to bash plate and/or sump plug threads from the frequent use, and having to get new sump plug washers all the time.

Nice, I like the idea of using a short hose too. There is often a good wind blowing when I change my oil and it can make a mess. I'll have to have a good look under there at clearances. 2cm hole is quite small.



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I had one on my Paj for about 6 yrs I think. When I sold that and bought the Cruiser it was one of the first things I bought for it. So I've had them for about 8 or 9 yrs now and never had an issue. Makes oil changes SO much easier.

I still have to take the bash plates off to change the oil filter so that's a non issue for me.

Thanks for that, good to hear a long term review. With the Boos Bash Plates on the Pajero I can already change the filter without removing the transmission guard so that's an improvement on the factory guard. I might start looking for filters with drains on them too, they are mentioned somewhere on this forum.
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Fleet guard oil filters have the drain bolt on them.
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Old 28-08-19
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Youre right, the hole is probably bigger. I only put the hose on when I drain it

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Nice, I like the idea of using a short hose too. There is often a good wind blowing when I change my oil and it can make a mess. I'll have to have a good look under there at clearances. 2cm hole is quite small.






Thanks for that, good to hear a long term review. With the Boos Bash Plates on the Pajero I can already change the filter without removing the transmission guard so that's an improvement on the factory guard. I might start looking for filters with drains on them too, they are mentioned somewhere on this forum.
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