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Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns #4898035 10/16/18 03:56 PM
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I'm sure this has come up in the past.I am leasing a 2018 Subaru with the 2.5L engine and I would like to add a Fumoto oil drain valve to make the job of changing my oil cleaner and maybe a little quicker.My concerns with the valve are leaking and construction.I know there must of been a few that got past quality control but for the most part most leave the factory the way they should.Do you get most if not all of the oil when draining?The Valve is made of brass.With hot/cold temperatures can the valve crack/split to allow leaks to happen?Alot of people like them.thanks Joe


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898041 10/16/18 03:59 PM
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I've had one on each of my vehicles for the past decade. The only leak was the first one, when I only snugged it up. Tightened it properly at the next oil change and not a single issue from then on!

Fumoto runs special pricing near Black Friday. For Amazon, keep an eye on the price using camelcamelcamel.com


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898047 10/16/18 04:07 PM
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I have 9 of them in use in our families vehicles and have only had issue with 1 shortly after installation that would drip every so often and the company warrantied it. This was over 10 years ago and I haven't had any issues since. The valves are made of high quality brass and have stainless steel parts inside. They stand up well to all the salt on our roads in the winter.

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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898050 10/16/18 04:11 PM
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I have one on my Elantra and have no issues with it. It's been on for nearly 20k miles now.

Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898056 10/16/18 04:28 PM
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Way back ('70's?) they were taboo because they leaked occasionally. Today they're made of "today's materials".

The consideration is vulnerability. I put one on my neighbor's 2010 Accord 4 cyl. and it is in the shadow of many parts thus protected.

The configuration of my car would leave it sticking down unprotected so I will never have one as much as i want one.

Oh well....

Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898079 10/16/18 05:28 PM
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I installed a Fumoto valve on one of my cars. Even with the engine and oil hot, it was taking so long to drain that I closed it off and went back to using a topside extractor.


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898093 10/16/18 05:50 PM
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I have never had an issue with one leaking.
I would recommend only using one if the location is well protected from road debris.
I have had one on my Tacoma since new (almost 150k) and on our XJ Cherokee for about 40k
They do take a little longer to drain, but I just walk away and come back later or sit down and drink a beer. No hurry.


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898102 10/16/18 06:00 PM
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The Hindenburg had a Fumoto.


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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
The Hindenburg had a Fumoto.

Along those lines I had one on my Saturn and burned valve #3 and replaced the motor. Had no relationship to the Fumoto valve that worked flawlessly. One SaturnFans member used one over 500k on his Saturn and 500k on a Volvo with no issues. One reason I started using one.

I use something similar now called EZ Oil Drain Valve. It was a little cheaper and works just as good as Fumoto. My Fumoto did leak on the second Saturn motor but a new gasket fixed that.


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: MONKEYMAN] #4898129 10/16/18 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MONKEYMAN
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The Hindenburg had a Fumoto.

Along those lines I had one on my Saturn and burned valve #3 and replaced the motor. Had no relationship to the Fumoto valve that worked flawlessly. One SaturnFans member used one over 500k on his Saturn and 500k on a Volvo with no issues. One reason I started using one.

I use something similar now called EZ Oil Drain Valve. It was a little cheaper and works just as good as Fumoto. My Fumoto did leak on the second Saturn motor but a new gasket fixed that.

Just razzing the Fumoto fanatics. They seem to work well.


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4898142 10/16/18 06:54 PM
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I heard the Hindenberg was also using a Purolator filter, and they were extending their oci without using uoa.


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: Joeescape63] #4898198 10/16/18 08:09 PM
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You’re leasing this vehicle, and considering installing a Fumoto valve?

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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
Just razzing the Fumoto fanatics. They seem to work well.


They do have downside like oil draining slow.

The last oil change I opened my EZ Valve with engine warm and took a nap. On my car I can just reach under and open it even though it is protected by a plastic cover.


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He can take it with him and re use it.


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Re: Fumoto drain valve-a few concerns [Re: StevieC] #4901230 10/20/18 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MONKEYMAN
Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
Just razzing the Fumoto fanatics. They seem to work well.


They do have downside like oil draining slow.

The last oil change I opened my EZ Valve with engine warm and took a nap. On my car I can just reach under and open it even though it is protected by a plastic cover.


Agreed.

I typically slide the pan in, reach under to open the valve (without having to remove any plastic under-trays), and then walk away to take care of other chores for an hour or two. Works nicely and minimizes the time I'm wasting, watching that stupid thing drizzle....then lightly drizzle...then rapidly drip...then slowly drip...you get the point.

Originally Posted by StevieC
He can take it with him and re use it.


And it's not like this is a vehicle with 10k OCI's. Depending on the lease length, he could be changing the oil 5 times or more by the time he turns it in. $2X.XX for something like this seems totally worth it, considering all of the other crap I buy that provides less benefit...


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