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Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve #4606447
12/17/17 06:12 PM
12/17/17 06:12 PM
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San Diego, CA
Joenpb Offline OP
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I like to change my own oil and have found drain valves facilitate a clean change. Doing some research I came across the Stahlbus Oil Change Valve. I like the clean look and simple design so I went ahead and ordered/installed one to replace my oil drain plug. It has a copper o-ring gasket that is torqued to 15 ft lbs, a screw on cover and quality construction.

After changing my oil recently i was impressed with it's ease of use. I was able to drain the oil into two empty gallon water jugs easily and without a mess for recycling. I prefer to drain oil straight into gallon jugs with screw on tops that don't leak, like most of the designed oil change containers do. Just drop them off at Autozone & I'm good to go, with nary a drop of oil spilled.

i highly recommend the Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve.




Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Joenpb] #4606454
12/17/17 06:19 PM
12/17/17 06:19 PM
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Wet side WA
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My car will have one of those when they come on new cars and it will stay there until I find the right drain plug to replace it with!


2004 Corolla 130035
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Joenpb] #4606468
12/17/17 06:29 PM
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San Diego, CA
Joenpb Offline OP
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My car has an eight quart sump, this valve makes draining the oil into two gallon jugs without a mess a snap, but would work well for cars with a smaller sump draining into one jug too.

Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Joenpb] #4606529
12/17/17 07:32 PM
12/17/17 07:32 PM
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Upstate NY
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Originally Posted By: Joenpb
I like to change my own oil and have found drain valves facilitate a clean change. Doing some research I came across the Stahlbus Oil Change Valve. I like the clean look and simple design so I went ahead and ordered/installed one to replace my oil drain plug. It has a copper o-ring gasket that is torqued to 15 ft lbs, a screw on cover and quality construction.

After changing my oil recently i was impressed with it's ease of use. I was able to drain the oil into two empty gallon water jugs easily and without a mess for recycling. I prefer to drain oil straight into gallon jugs with screw on tops that don't leak, like most of the designed oil change containers do. Just drop them off at Autozone & I'm good to go, with nary a drop of oil spilled.

i highly recommend the Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve.







Do you have any relation with Stahlbus? Manufacturer or distributor.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Joenpb] #4606538
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Fram used to make one of those.


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Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Joenpb] #4606577
12/17/17 08:11 PM
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A Highway Near You
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Prefer a Fumoto...almost half the cost and a lot simpler


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Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Donald] #4606602
12/17/17 08:28 PM
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San Diego, CA
Joenpb Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Donald


Do you have any relation with Stahlbus? Manufacturer or distributor.


No, just something I tried and like.

Originally Posted By: PiperOne
Prefer a Fumoto...almost half the cost and a lot simpler


I used a Fumoto Valve on another car and it worked well, prefer the Stalhbus because it looks cleaner and cannot be switched to drain accidentally, no matter how unlikely that might happen.

Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: jhellwig] #4606914
12/18/17 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: jhellwig
Fram used to make one of those.

I've been running a new-old-stock Fram SureDrain SD3 from ebay on my Lexus since earlier this year. Pretty happy with it. I think I paid $18, and the seller threw in an extra drain hose.
Was also considering the similar ones from Unique Truck Equipment, but like this Stahlbus they're comparatively expensive.

Stahlbus's design does seem more convenient in that the drain mechanism is press-in rather than screw-on.


2001 Lexus ES300, 235k mi, German Castrol 0w-40, Fram TG8316
1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)
Re: Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve [Re: Joenpb] #4613260
12/24/17 06:09 PM
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I think I still have a new Fram Suredrain that I bought years ago for my 98 K1500 chevy truck that I never installed. I may have to try and find it.


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