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#1 J A Blazer

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:10 PM

Any reason that a Fumoto Oil Drain Valve with nipple, model F-105N, won't work on a 2000 4cyl OBW?

#2 subaru360

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:25 PM

They work, I don't like them. On a subaru they are too vulnerable to getting torn off.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:41 PM

I've seen a few of those valves get dirty and start leaking like there's no tomorrow. Those were all made by Fram though... :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:54 PM

you have to get the right gasket combination and thickness so everything is in the correct position when tight. I got the one with the nipple but cut most of it off to stay above the skid plate.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:58 PM

I've had one (Fumoto) on my 96 Brighton for at least five years. No problems and it makes changing the oil a piece of cake.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 08:55 PM

I have had it also on my Outback for 6 years and no problem at all and for the first 5 years I was changing the oil every 2 months. As far as one leaking I don't see how it would since it is a ball valve witch are not prone to leaking. All I do to it is wipe it clean before and after an oil change, it couldn't be any slicker.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 10:53 PM

I love my Fumoto! Do the hose clamp mod to keep the lever in place, or just get a skidplate.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:07 AM

i don't think there's anything special about subaru oil drain plugs, should be fine from a fitment point of view. might think twice if you go off road, see road debris, significant snow, etc - but i'm sure you considered all that already, just CYA you know.

Edited by grossgary, 10 December 2009 - 02:09 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:15 AM

I've used a Fumoto drain valve on my Forsters for eleven years with zero problems. You install the Fumoto valve one time, then you can forget about under tighteneing or striping the drain plug, and keeping a suppply of "crush" washers on hand. The Fumoto is a high quality brass/stainless steel "ball" type valve. This is the same type of valve that ocean sailors trust their lives on. It is very unlikely to fail or drip. Highly recommended for street use. THe Fumoto may not be a good choice for off-road use. Then again, I see automotive off-roading as a potentially very expensive hobby. I use a mountain bike for off-roading, much cheaper and good exercise.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:51 AM

then you can forget about under tighteneing or striping the drain plug, and keeping a suppply of "crush" washers on hand. .

good point, if someone is doing those things then they definitely need a valve or just pay someone else to do it! :lol:

I see automotive off-roading as a potentially very expensive hobby. I use a mountain bike for off-roading, much cheaper and good exercise.

well said, what a few folks on here do with their cars definitely isn't average, a unique bunch in terms of cars. i "use" mine, it's not a hobby. my friends pay mad 4 digit amounts for their bikes and gear. cars are easy to buy and maintain cheap and still be insanely functional.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:48 PM

I have been using a Fumoto on my 2001 Forester for 4 yrs.
I love it. Zero problemas.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:59 PM

I started using Fumoto valve since 1984 or 85. I used them on 6 cars from VW, Ford, Nissan, 2 Toyota's and Subaru. The one on 1990 Nissan lasted from 1990 to 2008 when I sold the car. No leak except the one on the 96 Subaru. It leaks a few drops after each oil change. The oil leaks out not from the nipple opening where dirty oil normally drains out of, but from the gap where the spring can be seen. I never understand why. A few days after each oil change, I can see a few drops and wipe them off, never leaks again till next time I open the valve to change oil. No leaks at all with all other cars I put the valve on.

Edited by vasy, 11 December 2009 - 06:28 PM.





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