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Smile Fumoto oil drain valves

Members who browse other suby sites might be aware of these but I only recently came across them fitted to some gear on a mine site. I placed an order with Jack yesterday and today 2 valves arrived, one for the forester the other for the paj. I just fitted the one for the forester, did an oil flush and I'm happy

Quick and easy oil changes coming up....

For Aus orders and info see: http://www.fumoto.com.au/
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Wow, for $35 odd dollars, that's pretty handy. You would also save on not having to pay for a sump plug seal every service and also reduce the risk of damage to the sump plug thread by not having to undo the sump plug on every drain.

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Being a mechanic I see these valves every now and then, in reality how hard is it to grap a spanner and undo the plug? In my opinion, a bit of a waste of money.
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That can be said about a lot of modifications.
It's a simple ball valve, the advantage is there for me in making it cleaner and possibly quicker. Something else I do is change out a portion of oil in between services (based on oil analysis and a similar regime used in a lot of heavy machinery to keep some fresh oil in the system at more regular intervals). A simple ball valve makes this a much simpler proposition. Also helps you adjust oil when the 'technician' over fills your oil by 1.5" on the dipstick.

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That can be said about a lot of modifications.
It's a simple ball valve, the advantage is there for me in making it cleaner and possibly quicker. Something else I do is change out a portion of oil in between services (based on oil analysis and a similar regime used in a lot of heavy machinery to keep some fresh oil in the system at more regular intervals). A simple ball valve makes this a much simpler proposition. Also helps you adjust oil when the 'technician' over fills your oil by 1.5" on the dipstick.
I admit they would be helpful in heavy machinery for oil analysis,but those machines run hundreds of litres of oil in their engines. In your average car taking 5L or so why wouldn't you just dump it all out and change the filter.
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We have them on our Foresters. If you do your own oil changes, as I suspect most of us do here, they are great time savers. Here is a link with more info.
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ghlight=fumoto
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I love my Fumoto valve! We have one on each of our vehicles... makes things so much easier if you do your own oil changes.
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The valve enables you to safely get very hot oil out of the motor. The hotter it is the more easy it will flow. like mine a lot and have had one on every one of my scoobies since 97. Now the new 09 Forester's oil pan is a little differnt so I'm a little tenuous about using one w/o some sort of under body protection. In particular when you get the valve with the nipple. A friend got one and I took some pics so you can see what I mean,
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Being a mechanic I see these valves every now and then, in reality how hard is it to grap a spanner and undo the plug? In my opinion, a bit of a waste of money.
Being a mechanic I'd venture a guess you have the car on a lift too where it's a lot simpler to get to the valve. Many of us do our own oil changes. I do mine w/o ramps on the ground. Also, no need to change the crush washer each time
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Now the new 09 Forester's oil pan is a little differnt so I'm a little tenuous about using one w/o some sort of under body protection. In particular when you get the valve with the nipple. A friend got one and I took some pics so you can see what I mean,
I see what you mean. I don't think I would be fitting the nipple version, even with a proper sump guard.
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