Recent Topics
Funny oil change moment
by cwilliamsws6 - 08/17/19 10:38 PM
High pitched squeal from new muffler
by Mark72 - 08/17/19 10:19 PM
Delvac super 1300 15w-40 $8.99 TSC
by Capt - 08/17/19 10:01 PM
Flat spotting question
by RyanY - 08/17/19 09:27 PM
Window flashing tape
by spasm3 - 08/17/19 08:27 PM
Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector
by buster - 08/17/19 07:54 PM
Motorcraft FA-4 spec oil
by FlyingTexan - 08/17/19 07:46 PM
Garage clean Just pay shipping or local pickup
by BeerCan - 08/17/19 07:09 PM
200K Miles too many buying a used Honda?
by jayjr1105 - 08/17/19 06:43 PM
Heavy Duty Clutch Kit for 2002 Accord?
by md6040vr6t - 08/17/19 06:33 PM
Frontier - Rear Diff Vent Mod
by buster - 08/17/19 05:59 PM
UOA question(s)
by NavyVet88 - 08/17/19 05:03 PM
Great time at Pirates game
by 53' Stude - 08/17/19 04:29 PM
Post the last movie you watched!
by GumbyJarvis - 08/17/19 03:40 PM
Mobil1 0w16 sale
by HemiBenny - 08/17/19 03:30 PM
Time for some new wiper blades.
by sloinker - 08/17/19 03:08 PM
Mixing Synthetic and Dino Gear oil?
by jrvn - 08/17/19 02:54 PM
Is using your wipers often promotes longevity?
by Vern_in_IL - 08/17/19 02:23 PM
Newest Members
dls56, biskandar, Bob2, Jasonbw1985, Dunnz
68984 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
54 registered members (bbhero, BuddTX, BeerCan, AdditiveOCD, alchargo, 5 invisible), 1,080 guests, and 23 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics293,443
Posts5,040,308
Members68,984
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975608 01/10/19 10:14 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,772
blupupher Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,772
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.


2018 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM/5k
2018 Soul: Mobil Super 5W-20/OEM/5k
2012 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue/5k
2002 F150: Magnatec 5W-20/Bosch D+/1yr
1994 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Bosch D+/1yr
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975680 01/11/19 12:37 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,801
J
JeffKeryk Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,801
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...


2018 Tesla Model 3, Medium Range Battery
2018 Lexus RX450h
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2006 Acura TSX
2001 Tundra Access Cab, 1998 Accord LX, 1968 Corvette L36 Roadster, 1965 Olds 4-4-2
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975724 01/11/19 03:31 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 11,063
W
wemay Offline OP
OP Offline
W
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 11,063
JeffKeryk,

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


2018 KIA Sportage LX 2.4 AWD:
EDGE 5W30, PH9688

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T:
M1HM 10W30, ULTRA XG9688
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975849 01/11/19 09:52 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,801
J
JeffKeryk Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,801
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.


2018 Tesla Model 3, Medium Range Battery
2018 Lexus RX450h
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2006 Acura TSX
2001 Tundra Access Cab, 1998 Accord LX, 1968 Corvette L36 Roadster, 1965 Olds 4-4-2
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975861 01/11/19 10:08 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 25,017
StevieC Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 25,017
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...


Last edited by StevieC; 01/11/19 10:10 AM.

'18 Caravan - 40k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975892 01/11/19 10:58 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,710
DoubleWasp Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,710
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.


07 Lincoln Navigator M1 0w-40/FU
68 Charger R/T / Supercharged 440 VR1/DBL7349
07 Ram 3500 4x4 / Cummins 6.7 /DBL7349
17 Maserati GranTurismo Cabrio
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975958 01/11/19 11:59 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,772
blupupher Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,772
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.


2018 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM/5k
2018 Soul: Mobil Super 5W-20/OEM/5k
2012 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue/5k
2002 F150: Magnatec 5W-20/Bosch D+/1yr
1994 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Bosch D+/1yr
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: JeffKeryk] #4976656 01/12/19 02:31 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 28,060
G
Garak Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 28,060
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.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, Wix 57356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4976675 01/12/19 03:27 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,496
T
TiredTrucker Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,496
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.


Freedom is not about having the choice to do what you want, but the choice to do what you ought.
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4976678 01/12/19 03:43 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 11,063
W
wemay Offline OP
OP Offline
W
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 11,063
Thanks for all the feedback.


2018 KIA Sportage LX 2.4 AWD:
EDGE 5W30, PH9688

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T:
M1HM 10W30, ULTRA XG9688
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4979938 01/15/19 12:57 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,707
Hootbro Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,707
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.


2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 3.6L (Factory Fill 0W-20)
2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 2.4L (Idemitsu 0W-20)

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4979954 01/15/19 01:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,598
S
Spector Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,598
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 01/15/19 02:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 25,017
StevieC Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 25,017
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.

Last edited by StevieC; 01/15/19 02:12 PM.

'18 Caravan - 40k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4980205 01/15/19 04:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 8,823
K
KrisZ Offline
Offline
K
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 8,823
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.


2015 Grand Caravan 3.6L - 31k miles.
2006 Mazda 3 2.0L - 171k miles
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: KrisZ] #4980206 01/15/19 04:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 25,017
StevieC Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 25,017
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)

Last edited by StevieC; 01/15/19 04:55 PM.

'18 Caravan - 40k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™