WARNING: This is not a pretty mod so if you have an eye for beauty, do something else. If you crave accuracy, then proceed.
What you will need:
- 0.5" PVC Pipe
- Pipe Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun
- Duck Tape
- Small Oil Funnel
Many hardware stores sell pre-cut PVC pipe in about a 2' length. This is more than enough to do this mod. Use a pipe cutter to cut out a section of PVC pipe depending on the length of your oil funnel's spout length.
First you will need to cut out a 2 cm longer length of PVC pipe than the length of the spout of your oil funnel. The spout on my oil funnel is 4 cm long so I cut a 6 cm length of PVC pipe:
Here are a few more pictures of the oil funnel I used. It is an old one I had laying around so I have no UPC to share. Notice the spout is straight and is 0.5" across to is slides into the PVC pipe perfectly and snugly:
Now for the pain in the butt part: hot gluing. First clean the rain sensor cover so it is nice and clean. You need to hold the PVC pipe straight and level along with the rain sensor cover making sure the center of the PVC pipe is centered over the rain sensor cover's hole. Only glue the PVC pipe where it touches the rain sensor cover with a small dab of hot glue. When done, quickly level the PVC pipe so it is straight and centered then blow on the glue. This will take a couple of minutes for the hot glue to dry so the PVC pipe stays in place. If you are off a little, you can bend the PVC pipe so that the glue stretches until it is level.
Once you are absolutely sure the PVC pipe is level, straight, and centered (this is important), go ahead and glue a seal around the outside of the PVC pipe to keep water from seeping into it. This will not look too pretty. Also, MAKE SURE NO HOT GLUE SEEPS INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE PVC PIPE:
Did you notice that duck tape in the last picture? I forgot to take a picture of the PVC pipe centered over the rain sensor cover's hole prior. Anyway now is the fun part which adds even more to the ugliness: duck-taping!
First you will want to take two pieces and go longways with the tape going up the PVC pipe slightly:
TO BE CONTINUED DUE TO ATTACHMENT LENGTH...