Does anyone use a Fumoto oil valve for oil changes?

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Re: Does anyone use a Fumoto oil valve for oil changes?

Postby 97cargocrawler » February 16th 2017, 5:53pm

I installed one on my van because I always do my own changes. There was one main reason why I wanted one. I always pour a quart of engine flush detergent into the engine and run it for 5 minutes at operating temp before my oil change. That detergent makes the oil super thin. The result is a firehose of 195deg oil blasting out of the drain when the plug is removed. I was never able to keep the oil from splashing out of the capture container no matter the type or how I held it. The valve allowed me to safely and easily control the flow rate and allowed me to attach a hose to direct into a container.

BUT the fuken thing leaks like crazy and hangs like balls. It will stay in the pan when I toss the engine in the trash this coming summer.
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Re: Does anyone use a Fumoto oil valve for oil changes?

Postby Lumpy » February 17th 2017, 12:12am

97cargocrawler wrote:
... It will stay in the pan when I toss the engine in the trash this coming summer.


"Engine Tossing" - Sounds like an event at Burning Van.

What's "Engine Flush Detergent"?


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Re: Does anyone use a Fumoto oil valve for oil changes?

Postby dramey » February 17th 2017, 12:25am

I have one of those on my tractor. It takes forever to drain the oil.
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Re: Does anyone use a Fumoto oil valve for oil changes?

Postby 97cargocrawler » February 17th 2017, 5:29pm

Lumpy wrote:
97cargocrawler wrote:
... It will stay in the pan when I toss the engine in the trash this coming summer.


"Engine Tossing" - Sounds like an event at Burning Van.

What's "Engine Flush Detergent"?


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