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Old 06-11-2016, 06:53 PM   #21
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I believe the one best reason to use one of these valves (I use a Fumoto) is that once installed, there is never a need to use the threads in the pan again, thus reducing the possibility of someone over-torquing the plug and stripping those threads.

Since I use an oil lab analysis service, it also makes it simple to draw a sample to send.

Of course, that won't prevent the kid at Jiffy Lube from pulling it out to drain your oil, but if you use one of those services, you get what you got.

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Old 06-12-2016, 02:37 AM   #22
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Then... Not put oil back in... Been there done that with a work truck.

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I just changed the oil and filter on mine today. One of my concerns would be a rubber alligator or other road debris slapping the valve unconscious and puking it's guts all over the road. I think I'll just keep my stock plug. The plug is about an inch long and only changing oil once every year or so, it's highly unlikely to get stripped.
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:05 PM   #24
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Then I believe your putting in one quart too much.
Powerstroke Diesel Ford 6.0l engines use 15 quarts of oil. Just enough to make buying it a pain since I buy it in gallon containers.
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I just changed the oil and filter on mine today. One of my concerns would be a rubber alligator or other road debris slapping the valve unconscious and puking it's guts all over the road. I think I'll just keep my stock plug. The plug is about an inch long and only changing oil once every year or so, it's highly unlikely to get stripped.
On the Fumoto, the lever is not just simply moved over. You have to engage it properly before it will open. I had the same worries you mentioned until I bought one and saw for myself how they are designed. There are other safety mechanism available to use as back up also. I have had mine since my truck was new, they are a rock solid alternative to making a big mess when changing oil on a large oil capacity diesel.
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Powerstroke Diesel Ford 6.0l engines use 15 quarts of oil. Just enough to make buying it a pain since I buy it in gallon containers.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:29 PM   #27
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On the Fumoto, the lever is not just simply moved over. You have to engage it properly before it will open. I had the same worries you mentioned until I bought one and saw for myself how they are designed. There are other safety mechanism available to use as back up also. I have had mine since my truck was new, they are a rock solid alternative to making a big mess when changing oil on a large oil capacity diesel.
Didn't loose a single drop when I drained it into a 5 gallon oil pan. Just don't like things hanging from oil pan farther than they need to.I don't see any advantage to have it. Just my opinion. YMMV
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Didn't loose a single drop when I drained it into a 5 gallon oil pan. Just don't like things hanging from oil pan farther than they need to.I don't see any advantage to have it. Just my opinion. YMMV
Ha! you must be Jiffy Lube material...Try draining into a container with a one inch hole in it...How much of that black oil are you getting all over your hands when you remove the plug? How many rags do you have on stand by? I'm just guessing it's not for you and that's fine but the advantages are there. They are great for doing what they are supposed to do, making it easier to do an oil change. As far as hanging farther from the oil pan it really doesn't hang down that much, never had a problem off roading with it. I was a doubter like you until I tried one...MMDV
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The problem I have with changing the oil on a Ford Gas Class A is that the drain plug is above the crossmember and oil wants to drip all over the crossmember making a mess.
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I used a Fumoto on my last truck. Haven't gotten one for this truck yet. Painless oil change on a Cummins. I used an old outboard fuel tank and it just fit under the valve. Never a mess. Then I used the bottom portion of a 2 liter pop bottle as a cup under the filter to catch any spillage. Hardly got my hands dirty.
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