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Old 04-19-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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Ease of oil change ?

Anyone have one of these on their engine? Certainly looks like it would be very handy, guess in the back of my mind never having used one I think what if it whereat open driving down the road ? Looking to hear some feed back, your thoughts, good or bad.

F104S: FUMOTO ENGINE OIL DRAIN VALVE WITH SHORT NIPPLE FOR DRAIN PLUG SIZE FOR 18MM-1.5
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:24 AM   #2
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I have used them on my family vehicles as well as all my race cars for years. They work great. They do make a locking clip if you are worried about the valve opening on its own, but I have never had one do that even after some off-track excursions.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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Hello Joe, hope you are doing well brother. I have used the Fumoto valves on my last two diesel pick-ups and really liked them. Made that part of the maintenance much easier and a little less messy. Neither of the ones I have installed and any problems in regards to leaks or anything. I plan to eventually put one on the Berk (assuming the correct one is available). -Glenn
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:29 AM   #4
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i agree. Have used them on both of my RVs for years. Never open...in fact, hard to open unless you do it just right, which is a safety. get the one that has a connection for a plastic hose. On my previous coach, the oil pan drain was right above the front suspension and there was no way to get a drain pan situated without a lot of splatter.

Fumoto fixed all of that...and more. Oil changes are pretty easy after that.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:34 AM   #5
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We have used them on all of our vehicles and the FR3 and it makes oil changes a little easier. Especially if you want to drain the oil hot. Nice not having to wait for it to cool down too much. Never any issues with them.
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Installed it on both of my Berks and have not had any issues with them. IMHO- They work great and are worth using.
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Installed it on both of my Berks and have not had any issues with them. IMHO- They work great and are worth using.
Hi Tom,

Did you get the one with a nipple to attach hose? There is a note that says not to use for low ground clearance, don't think we have that issue.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:00 AM   #8
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Joe,
Yes. Both had the nipple and did not have an issue with it at all. Before using the valve, it always seemed that I was going in and out from under the coach at least twice trying to get the correct wrench size(LOL!!). Now I don't have that problem. As I said, it works great.
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Tom do you remember what thread size you used and wether straight or 90* angle? Just want to double check from someone that used it on our rigs.
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Sorry, I don't remember the thread size. It's been a while since I purchased it. Doesn't their web site give you any information as to which one fits?
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