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fofo60 09-12-2012 10:04 PM

Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve
 
Just installed a Fumoto engine oil drain valve on the Focus. If you are interested in doing this here is the info. I bought my parts online. You will need:
Fumoto F-107N engine oil drain valve
Fumoto ADP-107 male/female adapter
The drain valve has a little extension that allows you to attach a drain hose and drain the oil into your collection pan, no mess. You will need the adapter because there is a metal protrusion above the oil drain hole that prevents the oil drain valve from screwing in all the way.
The system works well and if you change your own oil and plan to keep the car for a long time it will make the job a lot easier.

September 13, 2012. Tiger Heli just posted that there is a new drain valve that does not require the adapter. Look for the
Fumoto F-107SW. Looks like it would be easier to install.

Chaos09 09-12-2012 10:06 PM

Pics or it didnt happen! LOL!

jdubhack 09-12-2012 10:09 PM

Good lookin out. Total price?

fofo60 09-12-2012 10:35 PM

On Amazon, Drain valve is $26.50 and adapter is $7.50. You might be able to find an auto parts store that has a better price.

Rememo 09-13-2012 07:45 AM

I've installed one of these on every car I've owned since they became available. They save time and protect the threads of your oil pan (no removing and installing the drain plug over and over), but they don't flow very well. You'll have to double the time it takes to drain your oil.

I recommend them, just make sure you have some patience and extra time.

TboneZX3 09-13-2012 08:15 AM

Thanks for posting this. I used the application guide on their website a few months ago, and Fumoto didn't show that the extension adapter was needed. I wasn't very happy when I tried to install it during an oil change a couple of days ago. I've added the ADP-107 adapter to my Amazon wishlist.

revhigh 09-13-2012 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rememo (Post 4351759)
but they don't flow very well. You'll have to double the time it takes to drain your oil.



When I change the oil I want as full, fast and complete a flow as possible to flush out as much debris and/or contaminants as possible. I also don't want to leave 4 ounces or so of the dirtiest oil in my engine caused by the threads of that thing protruding into the oil pan and failing to allow a complete drain.

I never had an issue with a wrench and the regular drainplug.

With 10k OCI's ... is using a wrench that hard to do, especially considering what a pain in the butt that cover is with the 8 torx head screws.

To each his own. If ya like it ... use it.

REV

kam327 09-13-2012 08:28 AM

Thanks for the info. I would jump on this except the price makes it even harder for me to justify changing the oil myself. I'm already only saving a few bucks compared to finding a $25 oil change deal somewhere. And I have revhigh's concern as well; any debris on sitting on the oil pan will have a better chance getting flushed out with a higher drain flow rate.

But I do see the convenience of the valve. At the very least it'll be much cleaner. I always forget to put on rubber gloves and end up with hot used oil on my hands. [mad]

fofo60 09-13-2012 09:39 AM

Oil drain valves are like liver and onions.... you either love them or hate them. I am not trying to talk anyone into using a drain valve, just wanted to let you know what parts to buy. I have used these valves for years because they make the oil change so easy. I would think that to get most of the dirty oil out of your car the most important factor would be to make sure that the engine is warmed up and the oil is hot before draining. The drain valve keeps you from having to remove the hot drain plug while the hot oil is splashing around. You just open the valve.
However you do it... keep that oil clean!

kam327 09-13-2012 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fofo60 (Post 4351938)
Oil drain valves are like liver and onions.... you either love them or hate them. I am not trying to talk anyone into using a drain valve, just wanted to let you know what parts to buy. I have used these valves for years because they make the oil change so easy. I would think that to get most of the dirty oil out of your car the most important factor would be to make sure that the engine is warmed up and the oil is hot before draining. The drain valve keeps you from having to remove the hot drain plug while the hot oil is splashing around. You just open the valve.
However you do it... keep that oil clean!

Totally, and I do appreciate the info. It's still very tempting. I hate hot oil on my hands.

Hope you fared well in Gulfport there during Isaac.


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