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Old 05-01-2012, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default How are those $10 quick drain valves?

I saw them at O'reilleys. Instead of a an external valve, this one opens by pushing in the spout itself and twisting.

They were $9.99 and came in a few different sizes.

How good are these?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Can you link to a picture or an ad?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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http://www.fumotousa.com/ has epic win. $10 Chinese one....not on my car. Fumoto Valves rock, I've had one since 1000 miles and now have same one at 153,000 miles. ****'s gangsta son!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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+1 on Fumoto valves. Mine is 5 yrs old and 40k miles. No leaks.

Some get worried about a random piece of debris knocking it open. Fumoto recommends using a spring hose clamp (5/8"?) as a safety device to prevent this, which I do. It takes the "quick" out of "quick oil drain valve", but I don't mind. I still get to keep my hands clear of boiling hot oil and it's a lot easier to fill the oil sample jar.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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not to be an uncle scotty, but is it really that hard to remove the drain plug that you guys would buy these things?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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http://www.fumotousa.com/ has epic win. $10 Chinese one....not on my car. Fumoto Valves rock, I've had one since 1000 miles and now have same one at 153,000 miles. ****'s gangsta son!
I have one of these. It's probably my favorite mod of all time.

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not to be an uncle scotty, but is it really that hard to remove the drain plug that you guys would buy these things?
On my car, sorta. Once I get my drain pan under there it's kind of annoying to manipulate. But with the valve I don't even have to use ramps or a jack or anything. 1 handed oil changes ftw.
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not to be an uncle scotty, but is it really that hard to remove the drain plug that you guys would buy these things?
Is using the traditional drain plug hard? No, but the drain valve is neither hard to install nor expensive.

I like it for the reasons I stated above, plus I like not having to replace crush washers.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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Is using the traditional drain plug hard? No, but the drain valve is neither hard to install nor expensive.

I like it for the reasons I stated above, plus I like not having to replace crush washers.
maybe im paranoid (actually i know i am) but i see it as a potential failure point. id be worried about it leaking or some road debris snagging it open.
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maybe im paranoid (actually i know i am) but i see it as a potential failure point. id be worried about it leaking or some road debris snagging it open.
The only way this thing is getting snagged open is if you hit something hard enough that would've put a hole in your pan anyway.

You have to lift up and rotate the lever to open the valve.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #10
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The only way this thing is getting snagged open is if you hit something hard enough that would've put a hole in your pan anyway.

You have to lift up and rotate the lever to open the valve.
While very rare, it does happen. I believe it happened to Uncle Scotty, he just caught it before the engine was toast.

Like I said above, Fumoto recommends using a hose clip as an additional retainer "For users under extreme conditions", like off road use.

It's right on their front page:
http://www.fumotousa.com/

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maybe im paranoid (actually i know i am) but i see it as a potential failure point. id be worried about it leaking or some road debris snagging it open.
User experience says they're less likely to leak than a crush washer compromised by debris.

I do not have the Fumoto valve on my Honda, which requires an extension for the valve to fit. It sticks out too far from the pan for my comfort. Too easy for some debris to knock the valve and crack the aluminum pan.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #11
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fumoto valve on mine for about 10 years now, no problems at all. If you get one, just dont get the one with the extra nipple extension for risk of catching something.

There are some other options that don't use levers to consider that have gotten some favorable reviews on the other boards. dorman ez valve and the fram sure drain are popular.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #12
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http://www.fumotousa.com/ has epic win. $10 Chinese one....not on my car. Fumoto Valves rock, I've had one since 1000 miles and now have same one at 153,000 miles. ****'s gangsta son!
Well, if the ****'s gangsta, I guess I have to get one!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #13
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Time is money. the Fumoto valve + the proper filter wrench have shortened my oil changing time from 30 minutes to ~12.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #14
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i love my fumoto. no more oil on hands and the splash that covers my driveway like before. gotta get one for my wifes 2011 forester now. the new fb25 engine takes a f108 fumoto. ours are a f105.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #15
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I havent seen this fumoto valve until just a minute ago, and I am going to get one.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #16
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I have a Fumoto one on my Impreza and one on my wife's Altima. They work great and as I am doing an oil change on my car about every 2 months, it has saved me a lot of time and hassle.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #17
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I've had my fumoto on for about 70K miles without a single problem. Mine has the external valve and I've autocrossed countless times (killed a few cones) without any adverse effects.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #18
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For those that worry over a fumoto valve, I'd warrant that any incident that would bust a fumoto valve would also bust an oil pan.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #19
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For those that worry over a fumoto valve, I'd warrant that any incident that would bust a fumoto valve would also bust an oil pan.
Agreed! A bunch of the guys on one of my dodge forums use em and they all love them!

Most are stock height Cummins but there are a few that are off road toys or low riders.

I will be ordering one today if I remember to when I get home
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If they could only make a fumoto valve for the filter, lol. The filter is the really messy part. Even with the newspaper bag trick, I still hate it. Poking a hole in it can be messy as well.

I've had the fumoto for about ten years with no issues.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:13 AM   #21
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I <3 my Fumoto valve!
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #22
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Interesting, I might get me one. Is there a possibility of it voiding warranty? Maybe in a specific case where the oil drains out while driving...
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Interesting, I might get me one. Is there a possibility of it voiding warranty? Maybe in a specific case where the oil drains out while driving...
If there is any doubt in your mind, don't do it. It's not really THAT much easier than pulling the drain plug. Less likely to make a mess, but that's it.
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Interesting, I might get me one. Is there a possibility of it voiding warranty? Maybe in a specific case where the oil drains out while driving...
As stated above they offer an option to make it more "secure" so there is no way the valve can open accidentally while you drive. It makes it a little longer to do the oil change BUT it is still cleaner and easier than the drain plug.
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You guys order your qwik valve direct or buy in a store?
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