- Mar 25, 2022
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- 2007 JK Rubicon, 2021 GCL Overland, 2022 JL 392 AEV 370
The “drain kit” costs a dollar. Went to lowes and bought rubber hose, cut it to length and good to go. No mess, easy and with the MORE shield, the valve is protected.So... I've a 2022 392 w/ the new stamped steel oil pan. I (had my shop) install the M.O.R.E. (bare) aluminum engine/trans skid. Interestingly, when I called M.O.R.E. some time ago when thinking of buying their product, they said there were 2 different versions. Now, on their website, it states the current design is supposedly cut to accommodate both the steel and aluminum oil pans... They LIE! lol First... it's obvious that a good bit of clearance is unnecessarily lost... likely from the original aluminum design. Today I went in for 1 of my free dealership oil changes. I can attest that; while YES - you CAN reach and remove the drain plug - you will get a large amount of oil flowing back onto the skid plate. It was bad enough that the dealership removed the lower bolts of the skid in an attempt to remove the oil and TRY to clean up the mess. (Sadly - with very limited success... I've since went to a self serve power wash place and stuck the high-pressure wash up there in a futile attempt to get more oil out.) I have to say... while the quality of manufactoring on the product appears very high, there's obviously some design issue. I'll be calling M.O.R.E. Monday morning to discuss their recommendation for the best path forward. In the mean time... I see that some here are installing a Fumoto F106SX? Are you also buying the drain kit? I could use a little bit of input here... have you since actually had to do an oil change and if so, how painless was it?