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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question Oil Drain plug

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Thinking about getting a Fumoto drain plug for my 2019 Redline...have one on my GMC 2500...really makes changing oil a breeze. However where is the oil drain plug on my Traverse. This will be my first oil change on it ( DIY ) A quick pic will really help if possible.
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I can't help you but I FULLY support the Fumoto plugs... have them on the Pilot and the Traverse and love it on both of them!

Current Vehicles:
-2015 Pilot EX-L AWD
-2014 Traverse LT2 AWD
-1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan 283 3MT

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-1969 Camaro SS 350 4MT
-1957 210 2 Door Wagon (project)
-1939 Ford 3 Window 2 Door (project)

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-2008 Sonata SE V6
-2012 Silverado LS 4.8 4WD EC
-2011 Rogue SL AWD
-2006 Accord Sedan EX-L K24 5MT
-2012 Tacoma DCSB V6 6MT 4WD
-2011 Civic Si Sedan
-2001 Pathfinder VQ35 5MT 4WD
-1997 Pathfinder VG33 4AT 4WD
-1999 ML320 4WD
-1997 Accord LX Sedan F22 4AT
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This is a pretty slick product, I had not seen this before. I decided to look into one for the my 2012 Traverse, and according to the manufacturers website, I have to choose between two engine options- does my Traverse have the 5.3L V8 or the 6.0L V8? LOL
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This is a pretty slick product, I had not seen this before. I decided to look into one for the my 2012 Traverse, and according to the manufacturers website, I have to choose between two engine options- does my Traverse have the 5.3L V8 or the 6.0L V8? LOL
2012 must have been a peculiar year (but I'll bet it really hauls a$$ with a V8; I wouldn't have bought a Silverado to pull my trailer if I'd had a 2012!).

2011 and 2013 both list 3.6L - LOL

2011 2LT FWD replaced by 2017 2LT AWD
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I have to choose between two engine options- does my Traverse have the 5.3L V8 or the 6.0L V8? LOL
I wish!

I'm surprised that GM didn't offer the 3.6L Twin Turbo for the Redline Editions.

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I wish!

I'm surprised that GM didn't offer the 3.6L Twin Turbo for the Redline Editions.

With 455 hp and 445 ft/lb torque hooked up to a Traverse drive train you'd leave pieces of it trailing behind on the street. Easiest way to get one is to buy a new Cadillac and they throw in the engine.

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2012 must have been a peculiar year (but I'll bet it really hauls a$$ with a V8; I wouldn't have bought a Silverado to pull my trailer if I'd had a 2012!).

2011 and 2013 both list 3.6L - LOL

No way to shove a modern sized V8 in a transverse native FWD configuration.....only find them in longitudinal native RWD configurations.



Simply not enough room for the length of a V8 in modern downsized cars with limited widths. Only two modern exceptions I'm aware of was the Olds Toronado and Caddy Eldorado circa 1970 (also '37 Cord). The GMs used a unique engine transaxle combo with made a U turn underneath the engine and body was 1-1/2 the width of the Traverse the hood length from grille to cowl was at least twice the length of the Traverse's. Still can hear my uncle cursing after taking his to a local station when they mounted his bias belted snows on the rear axle.

Current Chevys -'19 Silverado RST;'18 Malibu LT Redline;'18 Traverse Premier Redline<br /><br />Previous&nbsp; Chevys:16 Silverado LT;16 Malibu LT2;'17 Impala;'16 MalibuLT;'15 Camaro LS;'15 Traverse; '13,'12 and '07 Avalanche LTs; '11 Tahoe LT; '13 &'11 Malibu LTs; '08 Trailblazer;'06 Colorado WT..... Chrysler era.....'80 Citation;'75 Impala;'72 Chevelle;'69 Camaro R/T;'65 Impala SS;'62 Nova

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I've changed my own oil for 30+ years and these valves are life savers for cars with hard to reach pans/pain in the *** drain plugs, however, imho, I did my first traverse (2019) oil change yesterday, and it couldn't have been easier. No ramps, jack, etc. needed. It was right there... even the filter was easy to get to.
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I've changed my own oil for 30+ years and these valves are life savers for cars with hard to reach pans/pain in the *** drain plugs, however, imho, I did my first traverse (2019) oil change yesterday, and it couldn't have been easier. No ramps, jack, etc. needed. It was right there... even the filter was easy to get to.
That's good to know. Thanks for the feedback. My free oil changes are about to run-out.

That oil drain valve sure seems like a time saver and probably make changing the oil a whole lot easier.

I may have to get one. Thanks for the tip Dadsredline.

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No way to shove a modern sized V8 in a transverse native FWD configuration.....only find them in longitudinal native RWD configurations.



Simply not enough room for the length of a V8 in modern downsized cars with limited widths. Only two modern exceptions I'm aware of was the Olds Toronado and Caddy Eldorado circa 1970 (also '37 Cord). The GMs used a unique engine transaxle combo with made a U turn underneath the engine and body was 1-1/2 the width of the Traverse the hood length from grille to cowl was at least twice the length of the Traverse's. Still can hear my uncle cursing after taking his to a local station when they mounted his bias belted snows on the rear axle.
There were the Impala and Monte Carlo SS from the mid 2000's that had the 5.3 mounted transverse.... the Volvo XC90 and S80 used a Yamaha DOHC V8 mounted transverse. I'm sure there are others but those are the ones that stick out in my head.

One of the big benefits of a pushrod motor is how much narrower they are than OHC motors due to the camshaft and timing set all being "in block". So I'd comfortably say a small block can fit anywhere the 3.6 can in terms of engine width, its the extra 2 cylinders that could make it too long. Honestly, the 3.6 is quite a large motor, I wouldn't be surprised to learn the small block is within a couple inches and could fit.

Current Vehicles:
-2015 Pilot EX-L AWD
-2014 Traverse LT2 AWD
-1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan 283 3MT

Family Muscle:
-1969 Camaro SS 350 4MT
-1957 210 2 Door Wagon (project)
-1939 Ford 3 Window 2 Door (project)

Past Vehicles:
-2008 Sonata SE V6
-2012 Silverado LS 4.8 4WD EC
-2011 Rogue SL AWD
-2006 Accord Sedan EX-L K24 5MT
-2012 Tacoma DCSB V6 6MT 4WD
-2011 Civic Si Sedan
-2001 Pathfinder VQ35 5MT 4WD
-1997 Pathfinder VG33 4AT 4WD
-1999 ML320 4WD
-1997 Accord LX Sedan F22 4AT
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