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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975608
01/10/19 10:14 PM
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I have them on my truck and Scion, had them on my Elantra, Jeep TJ, and Grand Caravan, will be getting one for my Santa Fe.
I just find it easier when doing the oil change to not worry about what size the drain plug is. Just get the drain pan, slide it under, and open the Fumoto. Go up top, remove the fill cap, go grab the filter and oil, go under vehicle and close Fumoto, remove and replace filter, go back up top, add oil and done.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975680
01/11/19 12:37 AM
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While these drain valves are not for me, but I do have a question:
What if the thread length is somewhat longer than the female threads?
Does this limit a complete drain?

Just curious...


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975724
01/11/19 03:31 AM
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JeffKeryk,

Yes, there's a video where model 106 SX is being installed on a 2015 Wrangler where the presenter discusses this.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975849
01/11/19 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by wemay
JeffKeryk,

Yes, there's a video where model 106 SX is being installed on a 2015 Wrangler where the presenter discusses this.

That video landed on Youtube; I tool a look.
I guess a lotta people like these valves, but it ain't for me.
Not sure how much oil is trapped in the pan, but it certainly looks like some could be.

For me, grabbing a Snap-On wrench outta the roll away is a thing of joy.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975861
01/11/19 10:08 AM
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I have tested mine on my Santa Fe, Journey and now the Caravan whereby I drain the oil using the valve, close the valve and then remove the valve and see what else comes out and it's only a few drips at most, not even a fine stream or dripping stream indicating there was a bit more oil to come out so it's getting everything out of mine.

You could always put a thin threaded nut onto the valve first, tighten down and then put this up against the blue sealing washer they send you with the valve and this will keep more threads on the valve out of the pan, but I haven't found this necessary to date on any of the vehicles I have had it on. Maybe it's because I change my oil using ramps on the front end and the engine is tilted or because the oil is hot when I change it I don't know...


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975892
01/11/19 10:58 AM
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Any steel pan that has an oil drain has a fitting that extends beyond the floor of the pan. There is definitely oil staying in there. Unbelievably, some cast pans are this way too.

I use Fumoto valves on some of my equipment. They are fantastic for windy days and such. No big mess or oil being whipped all over.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975958
01/11/19 11:59 AM
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I am not worried about a few ounces of oil that may be left in my pan (if any) by using the Fumoto.
More oil sitting in passageways and such within the engine than is left in the pan.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: JeffKeryk] #4976656
01/12/19 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Not sure how much oil is trapped in the pan, but it certainly looks like some could be.

In my case, with the G37, my experience is the same as that of StevieC. I basically let it stop dripping, removed the Fumoto, and just got dripping again, so it's pretty insignificant. Of course, it's not necessarily that way in other applications.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4976675
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I have used Fumoto valves on all my vehicles and equipment for over 20 years. Jeeps, cars, pickup trucks, semi trucks, compact tractors, etc. I have never reverted back to plug. I change any vehicle over to Fumoto at the first oil change. My previous Jeep and all my pickups have had to deal with off road on my property. Ditches, hillside terraces, pushing snow, nasty rural gravel roads year round, etc. I have never had a valve leak or fail. The one on my '95 Freightliner went 1.4 million miles. A '05 International, 989,000 miles. Current 2013 Freightliner, 926,000 miles thus far. 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6, '98 Chevy 2500 454, '13 Chevy 1500 5.3, '15 Chevy 2500 6.0, and '06 Jeep Liberty diesel. Fumoto on all of them.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4976678
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Thanks for all the feedback.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4979938
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Only issue I ran into having a valve is the few times on travel and need a shop to do my oil changes, they still spin the valve off even when I tell them not too. Then they crush the fiber gasket the valve comes with when they spin it back on.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4979954
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It always amazes me that when these valves come up for discussion all of the potential problems are shown and the worst case scenarios, No one ever states how many problems there have been with leaky gaskets on the plugs, or the plugs not tightened properly, or stripped threads and pans lost from hitting objects on the road.. these Fumoto valves are build really really solid, I drove over a cement barrier once and shaved the nipple off of one and it still worked for years without a leak. After 20 years of usage I swear by them. As to oil left in after a drain,, how many shops pull the plug wait until the flow slows to a trickle and put the plug back in and refill, how much is still in the pan then???? It may take a while to feel comfortable with the valve on there but they really are reliable and very nice for changing the oil.,.

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: Spector] #4980023
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Originally Posted by Spector
It always amazes me that when these valves come up for discussion all of the potential problems are shown and the worst case scenarios, No one ever states how many problems there have been with leaky gaskets on the plugs, or the plugs not tightened properly, or stripped threads and pans lost from hitting objects on the road.. these Fumoto valves are build really really solid, I drove over a cement barrier once and shaved the nipple off of one and it still worked for years without a leak. After 20 years of usage I swear by them. As to oil left in after a drain,, how many shops pull the plug wait until the flow slows to a trickle and put the plug back in and refill, how much is still in the pan then???? It may take a while to feel comfortable with the valve on there but they really are reliable and very nice for changing the oil.,.

We have 9 in the family and not one has had an issue except the 1 shortly after install. I know because I change their oil among other maintenance/repairs. Mine that leaked (dripped slightly occasionally) and they warrantied it for me and it has been fine since. Still using it currently and it has been opened and closed tons of times and see lots of road time. I completely agree.

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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4980205
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I'm thinking of perhaps getting one for my minivan. Is around $25 a good price for one, or do they go on sale from time to time? I'm not in a hurry as I just did an OC on it.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: KrisZ] #4980206
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Originally Posted by KrisZ
I'm thinking of perhaps getting one for my minivan. Is around $25 a good price for one, or do they go on sale from time to time? I'm not in a hurry as I just did an OC on it.

$25 is good, it's all brass with stainless ball so you are paying for the metal and the quality manufacturing so it stands the test of time IMO. They do have sales from time to time but it's not a regular occurrence. (I get their e-mails)

I have this from the Journey but it fits the Caravan too... https://www.fumotooildrainvalve.com/f106n.html

(Any Chrysler thread wise)

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