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Old 09-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default I have questions for those with fumoto valve

I have fumoto valve installed on my sport premium,

I'm just curious, when you take it to dealer with fumoto valve installed, do dealer/technicians complain/charge more for the service?

I think it would be good idea to tell service rep I have fumoto installed on my car.

I do my own oil change, but I'm just curious about future (ex, warranty service/fix, 30k/60k maintenance, etc)

Has anyone experience with this?

I still have the oil drain plug somewhere and it would be a hassle if I need to change to stock drain plug whenever I need to bring my car to dealer.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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If I bring my car to a dealer I am not letting them change the oil, so I have no answer for you.

If I were going to pay for the 30k service, relavent parts of which I will do myself, I still would ask them to leave the oil alone.

I really only intend, and have, brought it back for recall stuff like the thermometer sensor reprogramming.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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so as long as I tell them not to change engine oil, I'm okay?
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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sure, they will be happy not to do it. If you want them to do it, the fumoto valve should not be hard for them to figure out without you even mentioning it.

If they can't figure it out, don't let them service your car in any capacity.

And of course, when they are done, check to make sure you have oil in the car, and that the valve is closed in its locked position.

when I went in for that thermometer update I did not remove the fumoto valve. I did put in the paper air filter, and pulled the perrin foam one, but that is just so I didn't get any feedback from them about something I already thoroughly researched myself.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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sure, they will be happy not to do it. If you want them to do it, the fumoto valve should not be hard for them to figure out without you even mentioning it.

If they can't figure it out, don't let them service your car in any capacity.

And of course, when they are done, check to make sure you have oil in the car, and that the valve is closed in its locked position.

when I went in for that thermometer update I did not remove the fumoto valve. I did put in the paper air filter, and pulled the perrin foam one, but that is just so I didn't get any feedback from them about something I already thoroughly researched myself.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience,

does the thermometer update apply to 2013 models?

I also have K&N air filter, do they care about those?

I'm sorry about asking lots of newb questions
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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the update was a service bulletin/recall -- when your car is included in the affected group they mail you a notice that explains what the problem is and what you need to do (call the dealer and schedule a free service).

Your car probably already had the corrected update done when built (my car also had a faulty or potentially faulty brake master cylinder, that was replaced prior to my picking it up, but that was only affecting the pre-ordered 2012 impreza's I think, they fixed the problem for cars manufactured after mine).

K&N they might frown upon, since it uses oil and when the oil is misapplied it can foul the mass airflow sensor. I make sure not to over-oil my Perrin.
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