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Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve #4617938
12/29/17 05:33 PM
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Just got 4 Fumoto's for Christmas. Is there a best way to orient the lever? Or does it matter?


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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Gebo] #4617950
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I always put the lever facing up. Less likely to get snagged by something or damaged by road debris.

Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Gebo] #4617951
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Sometimes you don't have a choice because of how it tightens up to the oil pan. If you have one of the swivel or adjustable ones, I'd say position it where you can reach it, but not where it can snag on something while you're driving. Be sure to use the black safety clip that they make.


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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Gebo] #4617965
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MIne is facing down. What I'm asking is as I am tightening it up, where should I try and have the silver lever end up. I was thinking to have it sort of behind the valve if you are looking at it from the front of the car. In other words, you wouldn't see the silver lever if you were looking at the valve from the front of the car.


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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Gebo] #4618049
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Unless you got the new fancy model, you tighten it and it is what it is.

The new fancy model should be positioned so the opening lever is well protected.


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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Oldtom] #4618058
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I used the blue washer and an aluminum crush washer on the two installed. Had to try it a few different positions when starting the thread to get it positioned right. I didn't want the lever getting snagged.


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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: JC1] #4618103
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Originally Posted By: JC1
I used the blue washer and an aluminum crush washer on the two installed. Had to try it a few different positions when starting the thread to get it positioned right. I didn't want the lever getting snagged.


Drain pugs never get snagged!


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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4618106
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: JC1
I used the blue washer and an aluminum crush washer on the two installed. Had to try it a few different positions when starting the thread to get it positioned right. I didn't want the lever getting snagged.


Drain pugs never get snagged!


But I'm running synthetic. I can probably go 33-36 miles with no oil crazy


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
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Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Gebo] #4618887
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Well away from the engine.

Re: Best Way to Orient a Fumoto Valve [Re: Gebo] #4618949
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Originally Posted By: Gebo
Just got 4 Fumoto's for Christmas. Is there a best way to orient the lever? Or does it matter?


Merry Christmas! I've always positioned them to give me maximum protection of the lever. I've run them on a total of 4 cars thus far with excellent results over many miles.


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