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Old 07-17-2015, 12:58 PM   #61
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Really nice! Adding this to the growing list of things to buy. If it works out well, I'll add them to my other vehicles also.

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:08 AM   #62
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I just installed my Rock Hard skids. Next oil change and I'll be installing the F-106N. There is plenty of clearance between the drain plug and the skid. Best of all, I can leave the drain hose installed. I've been using Fumoto for years on various vehicles and have never had an issue. They make changing the oil so much easier and cleaner.

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Old 08-03-2015, 12:37 PM   #63
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I'll take a picture when I throw mine on next week. I have the Rock Hard Engine/Oil Skid already installed.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:20 PM   #64
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There should be no issue installing the F-106N. I mean look at all the clearance space down to the Rock Hard Skid, there might be 2-3+ inches there to work with. (picture is with the factory oil plug to show space)

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Old 08-10-2015, 12:28 PM   #65
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Yup, no issues. There was atleast 1-1/2 inches of clearance, maybe 2+ left after install of the N version.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:57 PM   #66
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Have one on my 911. I'm a little paranoid about putting one on an off road vehicle, considering how easy oil changing is anyway. Think I'll just stick with my socket set for this one.
Really off topic here but HEY I'm over in Duluth. Come wheel with us if you are into that sorta thing.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:15 PM   #67
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I've run them on my Cummins Rams since '95.
We have them on all of our Cat excavators and dozers too.
They are awesome
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:32 PM   #68
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This afternoon, I finally opened the bag that Fumoto Direct shipped me. Drained my oil and installed this thing. Easy as pie. I can tell you guys who are still on the fence that this piece is TOP quality. I was rather impressed by it for such a little thing. In order for it to come open, you have to lift the little tab and swing it around...kind of like how a pill bottle requires you push down and turn. For a tiny bit of extra safety, I got the little plastic lock clip that slides on and keeps it in place. I rather like that, next time, all I have to do is attach the hose and stick it in the end of an empty jug. No more drain pans and spilling it all over the garage just trying to get it into a jug.

What kind of shocked / impressed me the most was the oil filter on this 3.6. Just unscrew it from the top of the motor and pop off / pop on. When I first learned it was a canister type, I had visions of old british cars with side mounted canister mess makers that leaked everywhere and smelled like burnt oil for the next 1,000 miles. This was easy and clean.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:16 AM   #69
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I'm wondering if anyone has tried the F106SX version? Apparently it's designed to be more low profile and can rotate 360 degrees for maximal positioning.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #70
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I have a used (mint-looking) 2011. When I bought it, I noticed that the corners on the oil plug looked round-ish, so when I got it home, I decided to test the long-standing theory that dealerships use impact guns on oil plugs, and the socket I broke proved it. :/

The Fumoto valve keeps the dealership-monkeys from screwing up oil pans with their impact guns.
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:01 AM   #71
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I may have to consider one of these. Tired of accidentally spilling oil, etc..
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:32 PM   #72
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I'm wondering if anyone has tried the F106SX version? Apparently it's designed to be more low profile and can rotate 360 degrees for maximal positioning.

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This particular model must be new. Thanks for sharing and it's definitely a viable option for me.

I think I'll purchase this model with the extra security lock and couple of other accessories to go with it.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:04 PM   #73
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I ordered the F106SX, an extra clip (this model does come with one), and a piece of 3/8" tubing from Fumoto online earlier today.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:32 PM   #74
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I am happy with mine. I have a Rock Hard skid in place, and the Fumoto valve does make for a mess free oil change.
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I just ordered the F106S looking forward to installing it on my next oil change.
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This particular model must be new. Thanks for sharing and it's definitely a viable option for me. I think I'll purchase this model with the extra security lock and couple of other accessories to go with it.
Yeah - that's what I was thinking too. I didn't dig around to see when it was released. But it seems like it might address placement/clearance concerns for some.

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I ordered the F106SX, an extra clip (this model does come with one), and a piece of 3/8" tubing from Fumoto online earlier today.
Can you guys give an update on what you think about the SX when you get a chance?
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:08 AM   #77
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I use a Fumoto with a Synergy skid system. I added the little plastic safety clip, plus I put a large vacuum cap and clamp over the nipple on the Fumoto to keep out dirt and as a second safety measure. I like the idea of one that can be adjusted, mine torqued down put the release lever PRECISELY at the bottom.
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:51 PM   #78
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I just ordered the newer Fumoto SX model along with a Rock Hard oil pan skid plate.
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Old 11-21-2016, 05:40 PM   #79
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I've had mine on since 2014 with zero issues and it's the easiest oil change ever.

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Old 09-22-2017, 03:25 PM   #80
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I have one on my Tacoma, probably get one for the JK.
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Interesting alternatives....


...easier yet?
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My Fumoto F106N is smaller and has a nipple for you to attach the hose to directly. No plastic elbow needed. I can see people losing the connector or needing an oil change when the connector is at home or back at the shop. Now the Stahlbus is just a more expensive drain plug, but with the same mess. The Fumoto is totally self-contained and easily opened anywhere. I'm sticking with the Fumoto. I've been using them for over a dozen years now and have never had a single issue with any of them.
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My Fumoto F106N is smaller and has a nipple for you to attach the hose to directly. No plastic elbow needed. I can see people losing the connector or needing an oil change when the connector is at home or back at the shop. Now the Stahlbus is just a more expensive drain plug, but with the same mess. The Fumoto is totally self-contained and easily opened anywhere. I'm sticking with the Fumoto. I've been using them for over a dozen years now and have never had a single issue with any of them.
I didn't see any additional plastic elbows or anything else needed on the Stahlbus either. It comes with the quick disconnect hose, which i suppose it mimics the Fumoto hose. You are right though, same thing. I'm a fan of German engineering for obvious reasons, and you are right, it's $45 vs $27

and interesting idea too, that IF you have a skid plate (I do on my factory RECON, but now I'm going to specifically pay attention to this issue) I believe you can/could leave the hose permanently hooked up and coiled up, "stored" between the skid plate and the pan for even more convenience, so you wouldn't be worried about leaving it behind somewhere. Interesting, no??

I don't wanna get too crazy either. It's just a 10+" hose that could be thrown in a gear bag. Dunno, just came across the German piece. Seems the same idea...
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I use the No-Spill compact on our JK's.


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