Yeah, it's just a gadget. The thing I hate the most is emptying the 13 quarts from the drain pan into the oil jugs for recycling. It's always a balancing act pouring the old oil into a funnel while trying not to tip over the jug or overfill it. I'll store up a few milk jugs and just fill those with the hose from the valve. Should be drip free and no messing with the full drain pan. That's a plus?
Try this trick. I have an old 5 gallon gas can that fits under my truck. I drain the oil into it using the 3/8" tubing attached to my Fumoto Valve. I do have to use a catch pan under the oil filter. 'No way around that.
Also, try removing the oil fill cap on top of the engine, place the hose of your shop vac over the tube & turn on the shop vac. No. You aren't vacuuming any oil out of the engine. 'Just putting a little negative pressure (vacuum) on the engine internals. Now go under the truck, remove the drain plug & oil filter. No oil should drain at all, but have a catch pan in place just in case. When you remove or turn off the shop vac the oil will drain normally, but you won't get any on your hands or make a mess. I have even removed the drain plug & installed a Fumoto Valve for myself & for others between oil changes & never spilled a drop using this method.
2013 F-350 Lariat 6.7 L PSD Crew Cab Dually, FX4, white platinum metalic tri-coat with black interior, N-Fab step bars, factory spray-in bedliner and 5th wheel hitch, trailer tow package, integrated brake controller, upfitter switches, Sync with My Ford Touch, memory group, remote start, reverse sensing with rear view camera, nav, satillite radio, Weather Tech floor mats, limited slip diff, moon roof, climate controlled seats, engine block heater and tailgate step.
2014 Lifestyle (formerly Carriage) 5th wheel 38' long with 3 slides & all the goodies.
SOLD: 2005 F-350 Lariat, 6.0 PSD, Torqueshift auto trans, crew cab, SRW, short box, FX4, ESOF, limited slip dif., tow command, upfitter switches, 6 CD changer, Lariat Lux. package, camper package, engine block heater, triple A-pillar gauge set (Autometer) with pyrometer, trans temp & voltmeter, MBRP 4" cat back exhaust w/5" dual wall chrome tip, dark shadow gray/ med. flint interior.