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Old 02-15-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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Subaru Stars Fumoto Valve intrusion question

On the scoobymod forum directions for installing the fumoto valve, it said that there is an intrusion which prevents 1/4 quarts of oil from draining.

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=&threadid=169

Is this only on certain models or is it for all subarus?

The thread size for F-105 valve is 20mm-1.5.
F-106 is 14mm-1.5, F-108 is 16mm-1.5, does this mean
that I could use F-106 or F-108 and the intrusion would be shorter or non-existant? Or am I confused on what the XXmm-1.5 mean?
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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Buy the F-105 as it is the correct one for our car. If you are really concerned about the .000234 ounces of oil left in the pan due to the Fumoto, dremel it out. It the grand scheme of things it seriously doesn't matter though. Maybe my opinion is a little harsh, but I think there are better things to obsess about.
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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Default file a few notches and be done with it

That's what I did... it's brass, i.e. super easy to file/cut. Just get the thinnest file you can find, and cut 4 notches in it evenly spaced, 3 threads deep.

Fumoto drain valve is the best mod yet out there
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Old 02-17-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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You might try to find a nut that will fit on there before you file. If you tread the nut on first then file. When you remove the nut, it will clean up the threads for you. Some times when you file bolts and stuff it'll mess up some of the threads and it'll thread funny afterwards.

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Old 02-18-2004, 05:58 PM   #5
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To the folks using these valves, have you experienced any issues with the valves opening due to impact with any road debris (rocks, ice etc..) ?
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:37 PM   #6
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I've had mine for a few months now and it's been fine. Car is lowered too

It's sooo easy to change my oil now...
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:26 PM   #7
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Default no problems with road debris opening Fumoto valve...

I've had it installed for over a year now, and it's fine... I don't even run it with the locking clip... and that's one year of Boston driving, 27 miles each leg of my commute
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:33 AM   #8
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i've been running mine for the past 28k miles. still works like a charm.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:55 PM   #9
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Kind of off topic, but wasn't the manufacturer offering some NASIOC discount on these? Any info???
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:32 PM   #10
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You can also e-mail Fumoto for some extra washers to space the valve out a bit more. I did, and they mailed me a few extra washers for free.

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Old 02-20-2004, 10:11 AM   #11
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Kind of off topic, but wasn't the manufacturer offering some NASIOC discount on these? Any info???
It wasn't a NASIOC discount - Fumoto will have a special 10% or 15% code (don't how much it was) every once in a while. Usually someone will post the code when it's in effect. You can do a search for Fumoto and find the most current thread and go from there

Get one!!!
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:14 AM   #12
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To the folks using these valves, have you experienced any issues with the valves opening due to impact with any road debris (rocks, ice etc..) ?
The Fumoto Valve, when installed, is 99.99934% impossible to open by accident. The reason for this is the valve has to be moved:

1. Down (toward the ground) then:
2. Left (at an angle)

The "skid plate" on 04+ is also way bigger than on 02/03 and completely covers the oil pan so there is zero concern for 04+ owners. Once you have one, you will see how little of a concern this is. My only concern is if (God forbid) I ever have someone else change the oil. This is definately something you want to let the "pit monkey" know about if you got to Jiffy Lube etc.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:31 AM   #13
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Quote:
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To the folks using these valves, have you experienced any issues with the valves opening due to impact with any road debris (rocks, ice etc..) ?
I've had mine for close to three years, and it still works fine with zero leak.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:30 PM   #14
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I've had mine for two with not a problem also. And here in Calgary we get some good snow 2 or 3 times a year where the imprezas will fill up over the front lip with snow. Never has my valve opened by accident.
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:11 PM   #15
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Sorry double post :P
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Old 02-22-2004, 05:38 PM   #16
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I've had one for about a year with no problems. For those 4eat owners the drain plug for the transmission is the same size as the oil so I put one on that as well. Both work great.

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