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Old 03-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #57
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Sorry, John for the late response...you know, I just don't remember. I know I would not have installed the Fumoto without a gasket. I either installed the gasket off the old drain plug or used the one that came with the new valve...there IS a gasket on the new valve, this I know.

I just recieved a 106N for the Jeep and it has a gasket included. I read in the info packet that some valves do not come with a gasket and on some installations, an adapter is needed for a recessed oil pan plug boss. I don't think the 8.1 has that recess...mine doesn't.

If you don't want to install the old gasket that came on the oil pan plug, take the Fumoto to any auto parts house and they can match up a new gasket for you. Bob

Edit: I just looked at the new valve for the Jeep. It came with a 'fiber' looking gasket that probably is somewhat softer than a regular metal 'crush' gasket. This is probably due to the bronze like material used for the Fumoto so one doesn't over tighten it...'til it gets 'easy'. : (

I just purchased one of these from quickvalve.com which shipped out of New York. It came with a fiber washer as shown below. It feels very well made.

Had I known that the distributor for Fumoto valves was in Bellevue, WA, I would have looked locally since they are the next city over from where I live. I'm waiting for a dry weekend to get it installed...I could be waiting awhile here in Washington I'm planning on using the shopvac method so I can drain the oil that's currently in it using the valve.
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I decided to go with Femco's valve instead of the Fumoto valve. I didn't like the way the Fumoto valve extended from the oil pan. The valve and drain hose from Femco arrived today and I will install it using the shop vac method as suggested earlier in this thread.
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I bought and installed a Fumoto. However, I never could get over the fact that the valve was so exposed as the lowest-hanging object on my engine. It looks so vulnerable to damage from road debris and the ground in rough terrain that at the next oil change, I removed it and reinstalled the original oil plug.

Now it's in the cabin of my vehicle waiting until I change my mind.
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I bought and installed a Fumoto. However, I never could get over the fact that the valve was so exposed as the lowest-hanging object on my engine. It looks so vulnerable to damage from road debris and the ground in rough terrain that at the next oil change, I removed it and reinstalled the original oil plug.

Now it's in the cabin of my vehicle waiting until I change my mind.
I had the same concern before I installed a Fumoto drain valve. I posted the concern on two RV forums and found nobody had ever broke off the valve.
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It looks like a great idea but I would be the 1 in a million that a road alligator would take it off and there goes lots of $$$$$$$$ and the guy at my big truck parts store look at me like I was crazy.
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