DIY Oil Change using Fumato drain valve

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Any of you gear heads who change your own oil ever use one of these Fumato drain valves? Thinking of getting one for my first oil change. You can get them with a hose nipple so you can drain the oil directly into a jug for recycling. They also have an additional locking clip to ensure the valve does not accidently open under “unusual circumstances”.

I have an oil pan and large galvanized spill shield I use, but somehow I always end up getting hot oil splashing somewhere or running down my arms.

I know on the RV forums there was always a debate about the Fumato valves leaving more old oil in the bottom of the pan than removing the drain bolt. Not sure if that’s really a big deal or not. I think the important thing is changing your oil on a regular basis. Since I’m running full synthetic, I do it every 5K, which is probably more often then necessary considering my jeep gets light to medium use.

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In my earlier post, I said I use a "no nipple" Fumoto on my 3.6L, JL.. Actually, I use the Fumoto, short nipple F106S .
 

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With the F106S -short nipple Fumoto.... Like with your's, I can attach a hose and drain into a bucket or a bottle even if I want to.

Most of the time I open the valve and just drain straight into this large yellow mouth oil pan ..... my aim has gotten real good with practice..
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I used one on my Superduty and ran a short piece of hose into a 5 gallon bucket with lid and small opening. Let it drain while I changed the filter up on top of the engine. Took a lot longer, but had zero mess. Will use one on the JL as well.
 

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Are you concerned that not all the oil comes out of the pan? Is there a lot left behind?
No. It all comes out, same as if it wasn’t installed.
 

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I just can’t trust this design, in the unlikely event you were off in the Bush and say some underbrush were to catch on the level it’s going to be bad news, now if you have a skid plate covering that then all’s good but for me I’ll stick with the bolt and grab a wrench
 

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I just can’t trust this design, in the unlikely event you were off in the Bush and say some underbrush were to catch on the level it’s going to be bad news, now if you have a skid plate covering that then all’s good but for me I’ll stick with the bolt and grab a wrench
While I am sure it is VERY rare, I have actually seen this happen. A friend of the family had a 1980s toyota sedan that he maintained religiously that probably had 200k miles on it. Parked on a not very well maintained lawn (sorry dad) with centipede grass and weeds and as he pulled out, something must have caught the valve. There was a trail of dripping oil leading down the street for blocks. Amazingly, we managed to chase him down and no damage was done.
 

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While I am sure it is VERY rare, I have actually seen this happen. A friend of the family had a 1980s toyota sedan that he maintained religiously that probably had 200k miles on it. Parked on a not very well maintained lawn (sorry dad) with centipede grass and weeds and as he pulled out, something must have caught the valve. There was a trail of dripping oil leading down the street for blocks. Amazingly, we managed to chase him down and no damage was done.
I’m sure they have there place and I’m glad those that have them are enjoying the design, I could see these as a big plus on lots of applications and even on a vehicle if properly protected from possibly opening but I’ll just stick to a wrench and pull the plug and as long as i use proper tools and torque the plug and when and if it starts dripping replace the plug I’m sure it will out last me, I have never stripped a oil drain plug and I have done a lot of oil changes.
 

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