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Quick Change Oil Pan Valves

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by scottg918514, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Mar 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    scottg918514

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    Any one using those brass valve replacements for their oil pan plug. I do the maintanence on 4 vehicle (well 1 is a boat, so it won't help there). So, looking for any convenience feature.

    If you have used or are using one, I'd like to know what you think. Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    KenLyns

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    The Fumoto valve works perfectly. Haven't heard anything on the other brands like Dorman.

    I'd use it only if the oil filter installation is no-mess like the Taco's, though. Otherwise you'd still get oil running down your hand.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    Agreed, oil filters, underneath engine are a pain, well messy at least.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    pyroskier

    pyroskier A country boy can survive

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    I tried a cheap-o one from Advance Auto Parts and it leaked on me right away. My own fault, I guess. Ordered a Fumoto the next day. When I change my oil next (probably a month or so) I'll put in the Fumoto.

    Short story; don't buy a cheap one at the store, buy a Fumoto. Waste of time messing with the cheap one, and not worth the hassle.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    I use the Fumoto valve on all of my vehicles and they work great. Definitely recommend them.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Just put order in for 3 Fumotos. 1 for Tacoma, 1 for my daughters Fiesta and 1 for the wife's Mustang.
     
  7. May 23, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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    Been using fumoto for years.
    Never a problem.
    My wife even went off-road into a ditch, hit the undercarriage, but no leaks.
    They do make a additional clamp available for off-road use.
     
  8. May 23, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    Head to your local parts store and grab a 5/8 hose clamp. They sell one for a buck on their site but buying local is convenient.

    -J

     
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