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Old 10-18-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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Which Fumoto oil drain valve do you recommend?

it's time to do an oil change on our new-to-us '95 dynasty w/c8.3 motor and i'd like to replace the stock drain plug with a fumoto valve. i'd love to hear any / all experience-based feedback you've got re which one / options to use.

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(and, yep, i'm doing an oil - and other - fluid analysis while i'm @ it.)

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If you do your own maintenance and oil drains, yes.

If you have others do your maintenance, no.

The valve does result in slower drains, and in shops that are Grease Monkey in style of 'move them in/move em out' volume maintenance - would be concerned that the tech doing the oil change may not be patient enough to let all of the old flow out!

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If you do your own maintenance and oil drains, yes.

If you have others do your maintenance, no.

The valve does result in slower drains, and in shops that are Grease Monkey in style of 'move them in/move em out' volume maintenance - would be concerned that the tech doing the oil change may not be patient enough to let all of the old flow out!

$.02!

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understand. i expect to do most/all of the basic periodic maint such as oils, filters, coolants, etc ... being retired the only schedule i'm on is my bride's :-)

thx for the reminder!
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If your drain fitting is on the bottom of oil pan would recommend not putting one on. It's easy to get knock off on the bottom of pan. If side of pan better location but because it to can get damaged I would recommend no. Have a 500 ISM and drain fitting on bottom so it for sure not going to get one.
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I had one on my Bounder for several years. Mine had a slip on hose fitting on it. I kept extra hose on hand and cut a piece to go from the fitting to a jug and drained the oil directly into the jug. It usually took a gallon and extra quart or 2. Then I placed the dirty hose in the gallon Jug and disposed of both at Walmart. Great System. I was concerned about the valve too until a buddy told me he had one on his airplane.
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thx for the feedback, Tom and Bye, much appreciated.
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Mine took the Fumoto F-104N Engine Oil Drain Valve
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I just installed one on my ISL yesterday. The drain is on a 45d angle near the bottom of the oil pan. I was concerned it might get knocked off until I saw the trans pan is even lower and no scrape makes on the oil pan after going over bad driveway entrances.
Sure should help keep my hands stay cleaner, if oil is real hot, no burning, and less mess going directly into jugs rather than a slopping pan.
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F104n on 2001 370 ISL Dyanasty. I love the convenience and no more searching in the bottom of the drain pan to recover the dropped OEM plug. The nipple allows for a plastic drain line running over to one side of the coach underbody. That way I don't have to drag the full container out from under the coach. It drains a little slower but not much. I concider it a must have.
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great feedback, thx very much!

sounds like nipple and plastic hose are in my immediate future — woo hoo, party under my coach!
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Which Fumoto oil drain valve do you recommend?

having exchanged clarifying emails with quickserve, I am ready to order my drain valve this morning. quickserve pointed me to this exploded view of the engine and I note (as I did yesterday under the coach when I checked it out) there’s a lower drain plug (which is where I believe the fumoto will go) and there is one slightly above it – what is the upper plug used for?

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On some Cummins ISC and ISL there are 2 drain plugs so make sure you look for another drain plug to see if yours has 2. Worked on ISC and the 2nd drain plug in the back of the engine and drained out about 2 or 3 quarts of motor oil after draining main drain plug.
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On some Cummins ISC and ISL there are 2 drain plugs so make sure you look for another drain plug to see if yours has 2. Worked on ISC and the 2nd drain plug in the back of the engine and drained out about 2 or 3 quarts of motor oil after draining main drain plug.

i’ll do that, thx for the heads up, tom.
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