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Old 03-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #1
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Oil change valve

Does anyone use a Fumoto oil change valve? Yes, no, why?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:01 AM   #2
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I don't yet, but saw them advertised and I like the looks of it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:47 AM   #3
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Or you can use one of these Quick Changer Oil Drain Plug @ Unique Truck Equipment Inc
It has about the same area protruding as your original plug and has very little chance of being accidentally knocked off. I use this type.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:52 AM   #4
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I bought one and will put it on the next oil change so I can change oil on the road with no mess into a plastic container.

I bought the one with a hose barb on it otherwise I think it could still be as messy as using a plug.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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i use one on my honda insight. i can reach it over the top of the engine, so i just slide a small pan under the end of the hose and open the valve. when all the oil has drained (a whopping 2.6 quarts!) i close the valve. easier than jacking up the front end. i think, with all the room under the rv, i will forgo the quick-drain.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #6
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I have used one for two years and it works great. No more removing the drain plug and I keep the empty gallon jugs from each year and drain the used oil in them the next year one at a time. It's very easy to start and stop the flow and the gallon jugs are much easier to dispose of than trying to dump a huge pan.
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I installed one a year ago and love it. I also left a foot of clear tubing attached the nipple and secure the distal end with some aluminum wire.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #8
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I have the Fumoto valve and it works very well for me. It's well designed with a detent feature so I'm not worried about accidental opening or getting sheared off. Pulling the drain plug and having 4 and a half gallons of oil pouring out means I need a good sized pan underneath. This way I can control and drain back into smaller containers and less chance of a big mess.

I recommend it.
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I had one on my 460 F53 and now have one on my W20. I also use the one with hose extention.
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Yes. Works well, but the flow is a more like a trickle, so it takes more time to drain. Get the one with the extension. I use a flex tube and drain into old milk jugs. Last time I did have two drops of oil drip on the mat while changing jugs. Gotta be more careful next time.
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I have one on order Ebay $26 includes shipping.
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the flow is a more like a trickle
Was the oil hot or cold?
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I use them all the time and was first introduced to them years ago on construction equipment. They are foolproof and reliable and simplify oil changes and make them less messy. They make them in two versions, one has a nipple on it. If your oil drain is in such a location that it dribbles all over suspension parts and makes a mess go with the nipple version so that you can stick a short hose over it to direct the oil flow neatly into your drain pan. If you have a wide open area, like a diesel pusher, skip the nipple. My engine takes 28 quarts of oil. 7 gallons of oil doesn't fit into a 5 gallon bucket very well so I shut off the valve after 3-4 gallons are in the first bucket, then slide the second bucket into place and reopen the valve with no mess whatsoever.
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Hi Pete & Linda,
I use this Femco Draintechnology - milieuvriendelijk aftappen van vloeistoffen . It works as advertised. I would make the same purchase again.
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