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Old 10-30-2002, 11:44 AM
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Anyone tried Fumoto drain valve??

It's an engine oil drain valve, Anyone have had experience with this?

http://www.fumotovalve.com/merchant.cfm?id=134&step=2
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Old 10-30-2002, 12:42 PM
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I seem to be missing something here. To use this device, it appears you must still remove the cover under the engine and get under the car. It seems all you gain is not having to remove the drain plug.
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Old 10-30-2002, 12:47 PM
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Bud,
you're right it will replace your drain plug with this valve with nipple to attach the hose.
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Didn't fit on my 300E. The valve body hit the pan casting before it was tight. This is because the drain hole is somewhat recessed on the 300E. I played with the idea of grinding the pan, but it looked like I would have had to grind off a bit more aluminum than I felt comfortable doing, not knowing what the inside of the pan looks like. The answer would be to use some sort of adapter bushing to extend things out. This would be no big deal except that metric plumbing bits are a pain to track down in the states. Anyways, I gave up, but may still figure the adapter out later.

That said, I love the valve itself, and use them on my other cars and my boat. It's a well-constructed ball valve with a nice positive stop in the closed position. It also has a serious silicone seal. I lose no sleep at all thinking they might leak.

Best of luck.
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Old 10-30-2002, 02:48 PM
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csnow,
Did you know that they offer the adapter now if you have a recessed drain plug?
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Thanks for the tip, Ronald.
I thought that was just for the ML, but other text implies it will work for all recessed plugs.
I'll be getting one of those.
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