Anyone need a fumoto?

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JTK

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Just got this email from fumoto. I've got a few of them. These things are great!
G/luck
Joel

"Engine Oil Drain Valve, wishes to provide you and your friends
with a SPECIAL 15% DISCOUNT OFFER to thank you for your supporting
our business and celebrate the Holiday Season.

Using SVC5 as a discount code, you and your friends will get
15% OFF when ordering at online store: www.fumotovalve.com
This Special Offer is for limited time only. Expiration: 12/31/03

Thank you for your business and happy oil changing!

Best regards,

Yoshi Mizukami
GM- YM International Co.

P.S. Please take this oppotunity to send this unique product
as a gift to your families and friends. They will be glad you did!!"

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They are great, however, I took mine off the last time I changed the oil and an additonal 1/5 qt came out. So they do leave behind a bit more oil then the regular drain bolt will.
 
I think that must depend on the design of the oil pan. I have five I a don't believe any oil is left in based upon pre installation and post drain and fill amounts.
 
Just ordered my second one. Good investment, and super price. Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the tip. I had been thinking about ordering one for my Tacoma for a while now. That 15% made up my mind for me. I'm going to give it a whirl.

If I like it I might get one for my 1997 Trans Sport, although that draink plug seems awfully low to the ground.

Does anyone happen to have one on a TransSport? Do you need the adapter?
 
? on the fumoto......how secure is the shut off? Both my family vehicles are 4wd and while one will almost certainly never see a trail, it will definetely go through some high snow banks. My truck however, does go off-road while on fishing/hunting outings and I just worry about that valve being knocked to the open position.

Is my concern unreasonable?

Mikep
 
Mike,
I don't think that you concern is unreasonable. I had the same thoughts until I bought the valve. I use the F111 and when I got it I went to Lowe's and bought a spring clip, mine took a 5/8 inch and put it on with a spring clip pliers. I found that info on another site, but cannot find it now. If I do, I will post it here. When you get your valve just take it to a good hardware store and look at the spring clips and buy the appropriate one. I want to say 11/16'th is the other size, but don't take that to the bank.

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Mikep- I know what you mean about ground clearance concerns. For added protection on my truck (isuzu rodeo 4x4), I stuck a vinyl cap over the hose barb on my fumoto. Found them in the bulk nut/bolt section at home depot. Looks like the this: vinyl protector cap It holds pretty tight & you can open the valve with in on with no leaks.
G/luck
Joel
 
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Originally posted by JTK:
Mikep- I know what you mean about ground clearance concerns. For added protection on my truck (isuzu rodeo 4x4), I stuck a vinyl cap over the hose barb on my fumoto. Found them in the bulk nut/bolt section at home depot. Looks like the this: vinyl protector cap It holds pretty tight & you can open the valve with in on with no leaks.
G/luck
Joel


Wow, another great idea! A couple more homebrewed remedies for the Fumoto and it may actually be faster to remove and replace the standard drain plug
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. J/K

Seriously, those two tips are a great idea. Thx for the input gang.

Mikep
 
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