Originally Posted by scenic route
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.