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Old 01-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone have the Fumoto oil drain valve?
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I'd like to know as well. Been thinking of switching to one.

More specifically, anyone with skid plates running one?
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I posted this in the wrong forum, should have posted in general discussion. I was looking for a product review on the Fumoto valve when I posted this.
But anyway I think it would be ok as long as you don't do any serious offroading. It would be alot cleaner and quicker to change the oil.
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I have, and I have the skid row plates as well. Works well - makes oil changes a lot easier and less messy with no risk of thread stripping.
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I'll through my 2 cents in.............

Being a tech you do not want to do a oil chnage on a vehicle with one of those valves installed.The chances of failure are to great to take any chances with my job.Plus they drain so slowly and time is money.
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I'll through my 2 cents in.............

Being a tech you do not want to do a oil chnage on a vehicle with one of those valves installed.The chances of failure are to great to take any chances with my job.Plus they drain so slowly and time is money.
What specific failures happen with these valves?
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What specific failures happen with these valves?
Don't know and don't care to venture.I will not drop the oil in a vehicle with one installed.Same goes for those temp plugs also.
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Well when your job's on the line chnages your whole perspective.
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Well when your job's on the line chnages your whole perspective.
I'm sorry. I just assumed when you said, "The chances of failure are to great...," that you had facts about the valve that I hadn't read before. No just, "time is money."

I personally haven't heard of any valve failures and the design looks pretty simple.

Also, I would assume that since these valves (seeing that there doesn't seem to be many, if any, documented failures) are pretty safe to use, they would be nice for you mechanics. Instead of you reaching for your wrench to loosen a bolt and possibly having trouble removing it because the last person that touched it doesn't believe in torque specs, you simply lift and turn a handle to open the valve. It would seem to me that there would be less failures with these. I've heard a lot of people complain about stripped oil pan bolts, but no Fomoto failures. I would also take into account the time for cleaning off the oily bolt before re-install and possibly for looking for a dropped bolt. There are no chances of those two instances with the valve.

Lastly, I can't see how this valve diminishes the oil flow that much seeing as how most vehicles that come in are at or near operating temp when you change it. The fact that the oil is at a thin viscosity at the point of the change, I would tend to think that a minimal diameter reduction in the outlet would only create nominal flow restrictions, in turn not significantly increasing the time it takes the pan to empty.

Just some thoughts.
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