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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975225
01/10/19 02:23 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Been using Fumoto for over a decade on multiple vehicles in the family including my own. No downsides I can see. I get just as much oil out with the valave as with the drain plug.

I really like that you can put a tube on the end of the version I buy with the brass nipple (not the white plastic version) so that the oil doesn't splash on windy days as its draining.


Last edited by StevieC; 01/10/19 02:24 PM.

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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: Kawiguy454] #4975241
01/10/19 02:38 PM
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Upstate NY
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Originally Posted by Kawiguy454
I like to dump the oil and have it come out as quickly as possible. Usually with the engine hot and I even open the fill cap to help. The Idea is to draw out any heavier particulates that may be on the bottom of the pan near the oil drain. Anything that slows down the flow or has threads that extend up into the pan IMO is not optimal. After I drain oil I also look at the drain pan for anything abnormal.


If the valve slows it down (if) its not by much. It will drain out quickly with Fumoto valve or just drain hole.

I doubt there is a significant amount of oil left in the oil pan after draining with a Fumoto valve.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: redbone3] #4975281
01/10/19 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by redbone3
I prefer using an oil extractor. One extractor is good for as many vehicles as you service, you don't have to crawl under the vehicle, you don't have to worry about it leaking, you don't have to worry about stripping the threads on the oil plug.


I bought an oil extractor, only to find that I can't get the tube down into the fluid on my Subaru. Not the oil, nor the transmission fluid. I'm not sure if there's something blocking the path or if the opening is just big enough for the flat metal of the dipstick to get through. I worked and wiggled and pushed the tube for probably 5-7 minutes each to no avail. I was heartbroken to discover this after dropping $50 on the extractor.

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975329
01/10/19 04:23 PM
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I don’t think there is a blanket yes or no answer. It depends on your vehicle. Will the valve make it easier to drain the oil?

Then there is the possible consequences of having someone else do your oil change. Will they secure the valve properly?


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975347
01/10/19 04:52 PM
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On my truck, I have the version with the nipple. I have a 6" length of hose clamped to the nipple. The truck has an underbelly "diaper"-like skid plate with some cutouts in it. I leave the hose laying on the diaper when not in use and pull it through the cutout and directly into my oil jug (repurposed 9.8 liter plastic RV antifreeze jug). Reach up, flip the lever and drain the oil without a pan. when it's done, flip the lever closed and tuck the hose back onto the plate. the filter has a built in funnel under it and i can direct the oil from the filter directly into the same jug. Easy oil change with the fumoto and no mess.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975361
01/10/19 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by wemay
The benefits are obvious, but...

What are the drawbacks to using these?
Have any of you tried it and reverted back to plug? Why?
Which are the most reliable? ( I didn't realize there were so many).

I'm interested but undecided.

Thanks in advance thumbsup



What's the big advantage you still have to crawl under the car?


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975368
01/10/19 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wemay
The benefits are obvious, but...
What are the drawbacks to using these?
Have any of you tried it and reverted back to plug? Why?
Which are the most reliable? ( I didn't realize there were so many).
I'm interested but undecided.
Thanks in advance thumbsup


Drawbacks:
-- potential for leakage (maybe small, but still... happens once and you are toast)
-- vulnerable to damage (not always, depends on model... happens once and you are toast)
-- spending money on a part you don't really need

With the popularity of these quick drain valves... our lives have become WAY too busy.
If 20 minutes is too long for a homemade oil change, it's probably time to loosen up the schedule a bit. Just sayin


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975373
01/10/19 05:29 PM
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Is there such thing as a Fumoto valve for the atf plug? if so I could see getting one for the oil and one for the atf.

edit: found this:

https://help.fumotooildrainvalve.co...I-use-a-Fumoto-valve-on-my-transmission-

Last edited by SatinSilver; 01/10/19 05:34 PM.
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975386
01/10/19 05:43 PM
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Random, but does anyone know of a Fumoto like thing where you can pick the thread pitch?


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975397
01/10/19 05:55 PM
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I went to Fumoto's HQ at 45 E.34th St. in Manhattan. They had a wall of bins with lots of sizes.
Go to their catalog / website or call 'em (877) 350-5584
Are you looking for a size used by car/truck makers or something odd?

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975398
01/10/19 05:57 PM
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I just couldn't handle it sticking down and being so exposed. I used them for a while but it does take a lot longer to drain and when I removed them a little more oil came out. Not a lot, though.

I sold all of mine here on bitog.....


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975438
01/10/19 06:34 PM
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Used a Fumoto 10 years on a Saturn. No problem. Loved to just change oil in Winter and used a good filter for 2 OCI's.

Then came my 2017 Elantra. Was going to let dealership change oil then had 3 gallons of free PP 5w-30 to use. I figured a way to change my oil with car parked in garage. So with the EZ valve I just come home from work. Open valve under cat litter pan. Come in and pet cats. Take a cat nap. A few hours later come out and close the valve and change oil filter. If I want a look see I use a mirror. Everything is protected and more oil drained than with oil drain plug. Needed 4.2 quarts compared to the 4 quarts needed when using the drain plug.

Last edited by MONKEYMAN; 01/10/19 06:35 PM. Reason: missing word

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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: demarpaint] #4975455
01/10/19 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by demarpaint
Fortunately I never owned a vehicle that I felt needed one.

For me, the vehicles didn't need a Fumoto at all. The real problem was the person who always makes a mess doing the oil change. That would be the guy I see every day in the mirror when shaving. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: Garak] #4975463
01/10/19 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Garak
Originally Posted by demarpaint
Fortunately I never owned a vehicle that I felt needed one.

For me, the vehicles didn't need a Fumoto at all. The real problem was the person who always makes a mess doing the oil change. That would be the guy I see every day in the mirror when shaving. wink

Even with a Fumoto valve I managed to make a mess. Was in a rush one day and put oil in my Saturn before I closed the valve. They are not fool proof, me being the fool.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: MONKEYMAN] #4975573
01/10/19 08:36 PM
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I'm sure I can still make a mess. I imagine I can move the oil pan somewhere foolish, fumble with the valve, and there's always my old standby of slam dunking the oil filter into the pan.


Plain, simple Garak.

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