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Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 07:37:20 PM »
I use one on my Gen 2.5 Montero - it's a good product, it works, and I have 0 worries about it on or off road.     

Before I had it I also felt a little concern because adding complexity to a vehicle is rarely a good idea - after actually having it in there,  using it - it's a non-issue.   This thing isn't going to get hit off road and it's not going to fail. 

To muddy the water a little - I actually would rather NOT have it for one reason alone:   I'd rather have a magnetic drain plug.   Can't really have both.

The reason I have it is to make engine oil changes more convenient with the Adventure Driven Design "missing link" skidplate - that skidplate covers the transmission and rear of the engine completely so it would be necessary to remove the skidplate each time I want to change the oil.      I put a lot of miles on this vehicle and I don't stretch out oil change intervals so that would be at least 3 times per year,  or almost 2x that many this year (did some big road trips) 

The specific model I use is F106N - it has a hose nipple on it, so I can poke a little length of hose onto it to drain cleanly past the skidplate into a drain pan - or even straight into a sufficiently sized bottle.     


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Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 09:10:53 PM »
With the magnetic drain plug they do grow a little beard and I take it as fact that anything stuck to the magnet cannot cause wear in the engine - and feeling the dust with my fingers can give me maybe some early warning that I have a problem.   Though it might be too late to do anything if I feel texture..

There are long skinny magnets made to stick inside the middle of an oil filter... Reusable that way.    Or maybe a couple tiny neodymium magnets could be poked up into the oil pan through the drain hole.

For now I just have the fumoto and a supposedly efficient oil filter.  That's probably fine.

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Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 10:18:06 AM »
Shovel, would you use it if you didn't have the ADD skid plate?  I like the functionality of these, but have been scared off by having a potential 2" fulcrum hanging down.

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Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 12:15:54 PM »
If I didn't have the skidplate I'd keep using the magnetic drain plug because of the magnet. 

But regarding its vulnerability... it's kinda way up there above the crossmember;   I'm not going to call it a 0% liability but it's a really low one.   I'd feel completely safe using a Fumoto without the ADD transmission skidplate.     

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Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 12:29:40 PM »
I have been using them for 20+ years never had a problem on 3 different vehicles all 4X4. They are great for keeping the mess off your skid plates.
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Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 08:07:10 AM »
I have one on my black 95 SR. Very handy. Slow to drain. I use their locking clip, too.

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