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Old 11-13-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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I know that the Fumoto valve has been discussed before, but I thought I'd share my own first experience with it. Tks to the members here who turned me on to it.

GAWD! I've been changing my own oil for 40 years and just installed a Fumoto oil drain valve (F105) today, and it's SO KOOL!!! This is the first oil change I've done myself on my car. The last one (first oil change) was done by the dealership where I bought my car. So after changing the filter, as I was putting oil back in I got it too full, no problem, I just opened the valve and drained a little back out into the pan. Heh, that's so easy, I may have over filled it on purpose

The valve is a very high quality brass valve housing, with stainless steel valve parts and a spring loaded valve lever that you lift to unlock then turn 90 degrees to open the valve. It came with a green fiber washer that I used instead of the crush washer I bought from the dealership when I bought my filters. I figured if it leaked I'd put the crush washer on. I drove around a little today, and so far no leaks. I'll keep a close eye on it for a month or so, but I think this is going to be a really good thing. I'm actually looking forward to my next oil change... Check 'em out at www.fumotovalve.com.

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Old 11-14-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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i just put mines on yesterday too, i can't wait for my next oil change
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:25 PM   #3
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Just installed mine today..Decided to go with the OEM crush washer over the fiber washer.. A few guys at LegacyGT.com have had some seeping with the fiber washers..

I overfilled a bit and it was so nice to just open the valve to drain the .1 qt that I overfilled by..
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:55 PM   #4
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The fiber washer had started to seep on my WRX so I replaced it with the crush washer, but other than that this thing is great.
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Be careful if you autocross and have a fumoto installed.

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Old 11-15-2005, 03:39 PM   #6
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No, he must have pressed the oil slick button, to thwart his fellow competitors.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #7
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Be careful if you autocross and have a fumoto installed.

what the hell happened??
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:23 PM   #8
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Co driver ran over a cone and it some how opened the valve. Car only ran for 20 feet with the valve open. No damage, but could have been bad if no one had noticed the valve was open.

I got a free oil change out of the deal
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #9
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man you almost had me worried. it's still hard to believe a freakin cone opened that valve, it's hard enough to open with your hands as it is, and the position of the valve is pretty tucked in and above the dust guard...

any damage to the valve?
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:48 PM   #10
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man you almost had me worried. it's still hard to believe a freakin cone opened that valve, it's hard enough to open with your hands as it is, and the position of the valve is pretty tucked in and above the dust guard...

any damage to the valve?
Yeah, I think it's a one in a million that it opened it.

No damage to the valve.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:00 PM   #11
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I plan on get this for my next oil change. I was interested in getting the valve with the nipple. Would you strongly recommend against the nipple if I plan on lowering the car by an 1.25" in the front, and an 1" in the rear or do you think it would be fine. I know the website says no, but is anyone else using this with a lowered ride.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:00 PM   #12
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I've had a Fumoto valve on my car for about 18 months now, and I can attest to how simple, reliable, and solid they are. I used the fiber washer and have had no seapage problems, although it sounds like some others have.

As far as the quality of the valve, I actually bottomed out my car on a rock while offroading, hitting the Fumoto valve directly. The impact was strong enough that the oil pan bent, but the valve itself is undamaged - it didn't open and it doesn't leak. To make that clear, the rock hit the end of the valve, not the oil pan, with enough force to bend the oil pan. The only damage to the valve is a small surface scratch.

That does raise the concern that some have about the valve sticking out further than the OEM drain bolt, but Fumoto makes valves with and without nipples, so you can have a shorter valve if need be. But even with the longer one (that I've got), it stood up to my stupidity with no problems.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:18 PM   #13
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I've had it for about 3 years now... nice for $20.
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Old 11-29-2005, 03:44 PM   #14
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+1 on both my cars. Good product.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:18 PM   #15
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Indeed the Fumoto does rock. I have one on the Sube and all the Triumphs.

That is pretty amazing to me that your valve opened, but I guess it can still happen no matter how statistically improbable.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:24 PM   #16
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they are the faschniscial (sp??) well yeah they rock!
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:47 PM   #17
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...I just installed my Fumoto on my '06 ......I drilled the valve tab for saftey wire
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:57 AM   #18
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I've had it on for around 15k miles now. A lot less messier and is sooo easy! No more looking for the drain bolt when I accidently drop it in the oil pan!
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #19
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...I just installed my Fumoto on my '06 ......I drilled the valve tab for saftey wire
Great idea! I am gonna copy your good idea on my next oil change!

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:33 PM   #20
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It's especially handy when your jilted lover or angry co-worker realizes that all they have to do to get revenge is flip a lever...


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Old 11-30-2005, 04:51 PM   #21
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It's especially handy when your jilted lover or angry co-worker realizes that all they have to do to get revenge is flip a lever...



Then all I have to do is flip my foot in their ass.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:35 PM   #22
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Nothing like a no tools oil change! Instead of drilling, I just use a small zip tie that fits in the lever groove.

I've had one on my wife's car and mine for 2 years with no issues. Great product!
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:36 PM   #23
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It's especially handy when your jilted lover or angry co-worker realizes that all they have to do to get revenge is flip a lever...


Don't you think you would notice the 5 quarts of oil under your feet?
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:05 PM   #24
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Don't you think you would notice the 5 quarts of oil under your feet?
Not if the jilted lover or angry co-worker drains the oil into a container...
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:11 PM   #25
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Not if the jilted lover or angry co-worker drains the oil into a container...


.....andjusthowinthehellaretheygonnaknowaboutthefo okingvalveunlessyouarestoopidenoughtotellthem????? ????????????????????????????????
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