A few members and I have had good experiences with the Fumoto valve. It sure makes oil changes easier and cleaner. Check out my sig for the part number. You can get the N-type valve with the nipple as well, and I imagine that comes in handy for taking UOA samples.Anyone using either of these? Had a Fumutovalve on my last vehicle. No problems. Considering the Fram Sure Drain as I can pick it up locally. I'm pretty sure it's the 107 for Fumuto . Anyone know the correct Fram model number?
I have it installed in such a way that the valve lever is at the top thereby minimizing any contact with whatever is on the road.The Fumoto Valve scares me. IN a place where it's not uncommon to drive with 8-10 inches of snow on the ground, I could easily see the Fumoto valve being opened as it's scraped over the snow. That would be a BAD thing. If I lived in a warmer climate, I could see it being very useful though.
I don't know how good an idea that is. If you are going to attempt to repair the threads, try using a helicoil. From my experiences its just as strong as the original hole. I've seen them even used in headbolt applications. Personally i'd just tap the hole the next size larger and get the falve that fits accordingly.My son is going to put one on his Legend Coupe (my old car) to bypass the stock drain plug, which got stripped by some quickie style lube place. We're going to clean up the threads and use some JB Weld to build up enough threads to get the Fram to stay in place, then drain oil without ever having to unscrew the plug from the oilpan again. [/b]