This thread has that information including a picture on page 3. (Searching sometimes helps)lakal15 said:Where is the oil drain plug on my 2008 acadia?
Great minds think alike. I don't have my Acadia yet, so I don't know about the plug. From what I've been told in any Acadian endeavor it helps to start here:Snoguy said:(Searching sometimes helps)
Can you provide more details about this item?Sparkchsr said:I just ordered a Fumoto valve to replace the drain plug. I and many other diesel truck owners have used them for years with great success, since you can't drop the plug into the oil drain pan (not that anyone ever does) and you never have to worry about stripping the threads in the oil pan.
FWIW, I have never heard of one of these opening up by accident. Makes draining the oil a snap. Now if we could just get the Acadia oil filter put in a reasonable location... :banghead:bonk1313 said:COOL. I like that. I don't do my own oil changes, but that surely seems to make it less likely for oil to be spilled all over, and less chance of the service station over torqueing or leaving it loose. I like the feature of the nipple for connecting a tube to drain out. How easy is this thing to accidentally open up and drain out?
I agree, I was just looking at that yesterday when I was cleaning the engine compartment. That is a very odd spot. Seems that you will spill oil all over no matter what you do.GeoHawk said:Now if we could just get the Acadia oil filter put in a reasonable location... :banghead:
Cool, I was looking at the website Blue posted. Does the acadia require the additional piece. Do you know what exactly the Acadia needs so that I can purchase one?Sparkchsr said:Bonk: I have never heard of one opening up accidently. You must lift the tab up before it will turn. I did add a small worm gear hose clamp to mine so there is no way that the tab can move up.
This really is an easy way to change your oil. I will install mine at the first oil change.
The factory drainplug has a built-in rubber washer, so no. Not like the **** crushwashers on a Honda.Swarren7 said:When changing the oil in the Acadia, do you have to change the washer on the drain plug each time?