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Old 05-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Anyone use an engine oil drain valve?

I'm thinking about adding a skid plate and wondering if a drain valve would make oil changes easier.

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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Yep, but I use the Fumoto valve and have never had any issues.

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Yep, but I use the Fumoto valve and have never had any issues.
x2, I really like mine.
Opens easly even after mudding.

I got the tube with it and I can drain the oil pan and filter at the same time.
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What size are the threads of the oil pan?
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Fumoto here as well.
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Fumoto is awsome
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installed a Fumoto on my last oil change. should have done it a long time ago.
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What size are the threads of the oil pan?
Not sure, but the Fumoto valves are specific by vehicle so they will fit.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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I have an engine skid so the Fumoto works well for me. I purchased the one with a nipple and I use vinyl tubing to keep everything tidy.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:56 PM   #10
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Fumoto it is! I'm ordering the F-101N valve with the nipple, safety clamp, and 3/8" hose. Thanks for the feedback!
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I had this same valve on my Porsche and loved it, but all the pictures I see on the internet (for wranglers) shows them hanging down from the pan quite bit because of the angle. It seems like a rock magnet.
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You may have a point. I received it the other day but haven't installed it yet. Maybe with a skid plate, it doesn't stick out so much.

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I had this same valve on my Porsche and loved it, but all the pictures I see on the internet (for wranglers) shows them hanging down from the pan quite bit because of the angle. It seems like a rock magnet.
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My Fumoto did not protrude out of my skid plate's opening, and it certainly does not stick out far enough to be below the oil pan itself. If you have a skidplate for the oil pan, and I wouldn't run without one, you're golden.
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An engine skid plate is next on my list, and when I get one, I'll install the Fumoto. Thanks for the help! Have a good one!

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My Fumoto did not protrude out of my skid plate's opening, and it certainly does not stick out far enough to be below the oil pan itself. If you have a skidplate for the oil pan, and I wouldn't run without one, you're golden.

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