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Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ #4975096
01/10/19 12:56 PM
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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


18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
PUP 5W30, OEM
QSUD 5W20, OEM (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975114
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I would have to have an install where it was protected from damage . Especially sticking down lower than the rest of the underside of the vehicle .


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975116
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I have used the Fumotos on all my vehicles since 2005. No issues or failures. The only drawback is slower drain flow so longer time requirements and the possibility that slightly more old oil remains in the pan than using the plug. Neither have been an issue to me in 13 years.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975120
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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.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975126
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I posted a picture of the installed valve towards the end of the thread:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...0830/fumoto-sx-series-valves#Post4890830


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975139
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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


The Subaru were perfect for the Fumoto valves. I little recess in the bottom engine cover where the drain plug was. With Fumoto valve installed it is still up in recess, nothing sticks down.

On Ford PSD the oil drain plug seems more exposed so still have drain plug.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975145
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One drawback is the unfamiliarity of most mechanics with the concept. If you take your Fumoto-equipped vehicle in for an oil change don’t be surprised if they remove the valve completely.

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: Danh] #4975146
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Originally Posted by Danh
One drawback is the unfamiliarity of most mechanics with the concept. If you take your Fumoto-equipped vehicle in for an oil change don’t be surprised if they remove the valve completely.

Yep.

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975161
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CAT had a similar valve on heavy machinery and it was very slow to drain, it was more like a petcock with 1/4 tubing. I can't see using these types of drains on a typical car. I have seen quick couplers on heavy trucks to attach a pump to a bulk tank.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975167
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Fortunately I never owned a vehicle that I felt needed one.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975175
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I had to return a Fumoto valve for a refund since it didn't fit on my 1993 Yota. The clearance between the oil drain hole and the tranny housing wasn't enough to manipulate the valve into the oil pan.


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Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975177
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i just checked with both brands and they say i need an adapter. Not fond of adding yet another potential leaking point so will have to think this through.


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PUP 5W30, OEM
QSUD 5W20, OEM (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
MAGNATEC 5W30, OEM
PPEuroL 5W30, OEM (next)
Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975178
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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.

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: wemay] #4975188
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Originally Posted by wemay
i just checked with both brands and they say i need an adapter. Not fond of adding yet another potential leaking point so will have to think this through.


I own a 2013 SFS 2.0T same as yours. No adapter is needed for a Fumoto, F106N (nipple version) Is best. Been using them for 30 years, never a leak,

Slow draining issue? That's when you do the filter.

Re: Oil drain valves like Fumoto and EZ [Re: user52165] #4975199
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Originally Posted by user52165
Originally Posted by wemay
i just checked with both brands and they say i need an adapter. Not fond of adding yet another potential leaking point so will have to think this through.


I own a 2013 SFS 2.0T same as yours. No adapter is needed for a Fumoto, F106N (nipple version) Is best. Been using them for 30 years, never a leak,

Slow draining issue? That's when you do the filter.



Correct, the Hyundai doesn't. It's the Sportage that does.


18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
PUP 5W30, OEM
QSUD 5W20, OEM (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
MAGNATEC 5W30, OEM
PPEuroL 5W30, OEM (next)
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