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Old 01-23-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default anyone using a FRAM sure drain plug?

was wondering if it works good. if it does im planning to buy it.

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Old 01-24-2004, 06:41 AM   #2
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It's OK, but I'm pretty sure they don't make one in Subaru size. Get a Fumoto valve instead.
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Old 01-25-2004, 02:22 AM   #3
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I'm on the Fumoto bigtime - makes oil changes much faster.
Get that bad boy.
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Old 01-25-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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I heard they don't make em in our size yet.

Fumoto>Fram Sure Drain
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Old 01-25-2004, 04:34 PM   #5
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Yep, love my Fumoto drain valve.
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Old 01-25-2004, 04:41 PM   #6
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in canada they do make it for a 02 wrx. but since u guys like the
Fumoto drain valve so much i will buy one of those puppies.
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:27 PM   #7
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If they only had something to make the oil filter removal now...
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:56 AM   #8
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I have a suredrain, drains slow but it makes life easier
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:26 PM   #9
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Old 01-27-2004, 01:37 PM   #10
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If they only had something to make the oil filter removal now...
Latex glove and do it really quick

Actually, I heard the tip of puncturing the filter with icepick/awl or something. Let it empty that way, then remove. Frankly, the latex glove is easier and faster (even helps protect the hand if the oil is a little too warm....)
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:52 PM   #11
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I'll use gloves and unscrew the filter part way and let the oil drain into a container. Once it stops dripping, I take the filter completely off and carefully dump the contents into my oil container. Takes more time but cuts down on the mess.
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:07 PM   #12
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Anything FRAM will be sure to drain the plug right out from the bottom of your WALLET!!!
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:42 AM   #13
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haha. I use fram oil filters because theyre cheap and I change them often. I wish they made the sure drain in our size because I think that the fumoto valve sticks out too far. I use a skidplate but I would still want something low profile. Maybe I can machine a small adapter...
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:14 PM   #14
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i hav a "claw" for the filter. i work at a dealership so i do oil changes like there's no tomorrow. its a cool little device that goes on the end of a 3/8" ratchet and auto tightens while u twist. i got it from the snap on guy so i don't remember how much it was or where u can get it.
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Old 02-26-2004, 10:36 PM   #15
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I also use one of those spring loaded self tightening "universal" filter tools. A good choice if you have several different cars with different sized filters to change. Bought mine at PepBoys. It is a Lyle I think.

The Fumoto valve is great. I have one on my oil pan and also on the drain for my auto trans pan as well since they use the same size plug. Works great for both.

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Old 02-27-2004, 10:45 PM   #16
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Fram filters will be the death of your car, especially when OEM equivalent purolators (generic brand) can be had at Pep Boys for 3$
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