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Old 02-08-2002, 06:08 AM   #1
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Talking just put on fumoto valve

well i just installed it today and boy will oil changes ever be easy. no more hot oil on hands and no more oil on hands period. can't wait for my next change.
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Old 02-08-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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where did u order from and how much?
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Old 02-08-2002, 06:08 PM   #3
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This may shock you, but...

http://fumotovalve.com/
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Old 02-08-2002, 06:39 PM   #4
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check my thread on "oil nut won't come off" or something like that. there is a link from somewhere where you can get it for a cheaper price.
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Old 02-08-2002, 06:40 PM   #5
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Old 02-08-2002, 08:24 PM   #6
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Old 02-10-2002, 03:13 AM   #7
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Good mod. Thats the next thing I should get since I am broke now.
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Old 02-19-2002, 08:11 AM   #8
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So do I need an Allen wrench to tighten it down?

I have also read 30lbg/ft of torque for the fumoto, but there is no way with out lifting the car to get that long torque wrench under there.

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Old 02-19-2002, 09:10 AM   #9
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No you just tighten it down with an open end wrench. Unless you have an open end style torque wrench you will not be able to troque it. I just did it by hand and haven't had any problems.
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Old 02-19-2002, 08:22 PM   #10
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yeah me too. i always check it though if i bottom out.
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Old 02-19-2002, 10:26 PM   #11
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Thanks guys...now to find a parking lot and some two by fours to use as tiny ramps for my front wheels (I guess my head is just too big to fit under the car without some elevation )

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Old 02-20-2002, 01:50 AM   #12
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Exclamation Two by fours for ramps ???

What's wrong with this picture !!!

C'mon Savka.... invest a few bucks in a set of real ramps. They don't cost that much. We'd hate to lose a fellow Scooby enthusiast such as yourself because of a simple oil change!!!

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Old 02-20-2002, 07:18 AM   #13
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Seriously, get some Rino Ramps or something. They are like 30 bucks. A car could slip off or crush wood. It's not worth the risk. In a pinch you cound somehow get half your car on curb or something but don't use wood.
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Old 02-20-2002, 08:24 AM   #14
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nuf said, wood is right out. (The curb sounds like a good idea).
Now that I thnk about it...what the hell was I thinking?

Its not that I am too "frugal" to get the ramps its just that I have no garage (park on he street, live in a NY sized appt...the usual sob story). Storing them is a bit of an inconvinience.

Are there any public 'pits' for people to work on their cars?

thanks guys

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Old 03-11-2002, 09:49 AM   #15
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Used the curb under the driver front wheel (so as to angle the oil pan opening in the lowest possible position). Put in fumoto valve -sweet!. One thing I will do from now on is punch a hole in the oil filter first.

thanks all
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Old 03-11-2002, 03:26 PM   #16
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Problem is that if you have the factory guage pack, you find out that you can't use the valve.

SOA replaces the drain plug with the biggest dang plug that has an oil temp probe in it

Had to go by a new socket to get cause the plus is so big
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Old 03-20-2002, 02:01 AM   #17
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For those of you concerned about your crazy driving opening the valve unintentionally, from http://www.fumotousa.com/main.htm :

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For users under extreme conditions:
If you are using the Engine Oil Drain Valve on off-road vehicles such as farm tractors and logging equipment under extreme environment (i.e. corn fields, brush areas), it is recommended that a hose clip as shown below be used for extra safety and security. The hose clip, which can be purchased at any hardware stores, will firmly keep the lever in the locked position at all times.
Hopefully most of us aren't using our subarus for logging, but if you are...
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Old 03-26-2002, 12:36 AM   #18
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Just purchased mine, looking forward to trouble free oil changes!
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Old 03-29-2002, 11:31 PM   #19
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Took my WRX to the dealer for service and the mechanic stated that the valve was leaking!
Sure enough, there was a very, very slight dripping of oil from the valve. It seems to have stopped, but it makes me wonder if this is all it's hyped up to be. What the heck am I supposed to do if it was leaking steadily? Drain all the oil and replace it?
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Old 04-01-2002, 05:23 PM   #20
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What the heck am I supposed to do if it was leaking steadily? Drain all the oil and replace it?
either tighten it down a little more or put a crush gasket in there next time you do your oil change.
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Old 04-01-2002, 07:00 PM   #21
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hmmm...scary. Just got mine in the maiml. I guess there is no way to tighten this thing down with a socket?
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Old 04-01-2002, 07:17 PM   #22
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Originally posted by Stanley

either tighten it down a little more or put a crush gasket in there next time you do your oil change.
It was leaking from the front, not where it's screwed in. Luckily it stopped after a while. If the problem was where it's screwed in, it would've leaked from the start.

I'll have to take a better look next time I do my own oil change.
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Old 04-06-2002, 04:52 AM   #23
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got mine the other day....did any of u shave some of the threads done...i read on another thread that the valve sticks up in the oil pan about three threads...could i just add more washers to fix this or will that just cause a some kinda leak?
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:06 AM   #24
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If you're worried about this...just add on a new crush washer...and you should be fine...I did the same thing...
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cool! simple enough!
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