For those who like idea of Fumoto but don’t like the risk… try this!

Joined
Jul 13, 2003
Messages
2,589
Location
Tracy, CA
I've sen a lot of engine sumps with asphalt rash/impacts to be weary of drain valves.

However, I do have a few cap and screw-on drain adapter types (like the old Fram Sure Drain) in service.

I'm thinking of trying a Fumoto SX series. It appears that you can turn the valve so that it minimizes the amount it hangs down under the center line of the drain hole.
 
Joined
Aug 5, 2021
Messages
169
Location
on the road in NE Oklahoma
If I didn’t have a Fumoto already I would go with Valvomax or something like that. Seems like it would drain a little faster than a Fumoto

I don’t know about all the Fumoto models, but the ones I’ve used drain hot oil pretty fast. My ‘02 Jaguar XKR holds about 8 quarts of oil. I start the oil draining and then move over to replacing the oil filter. By the time I’ve got the old filter off and the filter partially pre-filled (does anyone do that besides me ??) and installed, the oil has finished draining. So I’m never held up waiting on the oil to drain. ymmv.


Z
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2020
Messages
686
Location
New Bedford, MA
I did buy a Valvomax just to try it out. I was going to put the Fumoto on her Altima but I don’t think it will fit.

Yes, I pre fill my oil filters as well
 
Top