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Old 01-12-2018, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 03SC Lariat View Post
Glad youre not calling me a liar!! I had 1 for years, never had an issue on my Supra Turbo. Then I placed one on my GLi, and drove over the rutted snow/ice-which you may not have as severely as we have in Ct, and sure enough-it was just high enough to catch the lever. Since I don't go off road in my '16 Lariat, I may reconsider it, since it was convenient, but I just wanted the OP to know that it is possible!
Is there a chance you did not secure it properly on the last oil change ?
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Love it on my 16 5.0. Had it on my previous F150 also with 3.7.........
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I have had one on all my last several vehicles (all VW diesels and my F-150) and they are the trick. No worries of stripping out the oil pan threads, drain directly into a jug, take oil samples to send to a lab easily, no oily hands, etc, etc... Lots of positives. Only negative I have is on my F-150 it takes forever to drain 8 quarts of oil out of my 5.0.
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Once you have the valve on a vehicle it would surprise me if you didn't become a believer . I have a 3.5 EB now and because of the plastic drain pan and goofy hand plug I will be valve less. I can see the hemorrhaging oil mess coming. I miss you fumoto valve.
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Once you have the valve on a vehicle it would surprise me if you didn't become a believer . I have a 3.5 EB now and because of the plastic drain pan and goofy hand plug I will be valve less. I can see the hemorrhaging oil mess coming. I miss you fumoto valve.
It comes out fast as hell too, it's a giant bore plug lol.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:29 PM
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Have one on each of four current vehicles, and have had 'em on a bunch in the past, as well. Never an issue, and makes oil changes significantly less hassle.
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I’m running a number of fumoto valves on my cars... as mentioned earlier, the valve does seem to thread into the pan further than the OEM plug... I typically remove the valve every 2nd or 3rd oil change to allow for complete draining..

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The valve is a solution to a problem that never existed in the first place.
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The only part I don't get when you guys talk about no more oily mess... how do you get the oil filter off without making a mess?

It's (almost) impossible to not get it on your hands and drip all over the place.

You change the oil once maybe two times a year, keep the truck for 3-4 years, is it really worth it?

The valve may be a slick feature but the filter still makes a mess.

Needless to say that at least for now the composite oil pans are going to eliminate the Fumoto.
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The only part I don't get when you guys talk about no more oily mess... how do you get the oil filter off without making a mess?

It's (almost) impossible to not get it on your hands and drip all over the place.

You change the oil once maybe two times a year, keep the truck for 3-4 years, is it really worth it?

The valve may be a slick feature but the filter still makes a mess.

Needless to say that at least for now the composite oil pans are going to eliminate the Fumoto.
I kept my last truck for 14 years and had a Fram Sure Drain plug on it so the answer is yes, it's worth it.

As far as the oil filter, I take two plastic grocery bags, one inside the other, and slide them under and beyond the filter, then loosen and remove it. All of the oil runs into the grocery bags with no mess. I developed this trick when we owned a 2008 Buick Enclave that was even worse for access than the one on the 3.5 eco. The oil ran all over stuff on the Enclave and it dripped for a couple of days even if you tried to soak the excess up.

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