quote:I've used this type for years so I don't know much about Fram's unit. Frankly,I can't see how it would be any better. I do know Consumers Reports magazine did a piece on the valve I use years ago. The article said it's a quality piece. I agree. It's brass with a stainless steel ball bearing.Can't fail and let oil out. Spring load lever that has to be lifted and then moved to the right and locks down when closing.
Originally posted by yugrus: How does this compare to Fram SureDrain? Are they in the same league?
quote:Not a problem with any of the vehicles I put the valve on. A 4X4 that goes off roading may be an issue. I would think if some is out to screw with your car they would do it in a quick,easy and cleaner way. Rather than crawl way under your car and try to reach the valve to drain the oil.
Originally posted by 74 Laguna: I know that no one should be looking under your car but don't you worry that if someone would see it that they might drain your oil for you? What about if you would hit something in the road and break it off? I do not know how far they stick out, I am just asking?
quote:or buy another and just use the drain fitting, but in a pinch a bent nail probably would work (wear rubber gloves though). I should add that the Fram really drains slooooow. Fumoto, from the photo above, drains nicely. If you have any sludge chunks in your oil they probably will not get past the Fram valve. And yep, the Fumoto does look much more solidly built.
Originally posted by Razl: ..misplacing the drain hose fitting means you have to remove the whole valve to drain the oil ...