Does any use a Fumoto oil pan drain valve?

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It would add a little extra work but again, IMO, if I had that on my oil pan, I would want a small shield there to protect it. Could even have the drain hose already attached and rolled up and tied down to shield and just open the valve and point the hose. I am old. I like things simple. Unscrew a drain plug and retighten it.
What’s simpler than not getting any tools, flipping a lever and draining it with a tube directly into your waste oil container? DEF containers are perfect.
I put a gallon baggie on my filter wrench and as soon as it comes loose, baggie catches all the oil and straight to the trash.
Most time I can do whole process without even 1 drop on the floor…
 

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That's a good idea. Are they easy to spray off?
Very easy to spray off and clean. They have a diamond plate design on one side and that allows for good grip. I also roll my floor jack on to them and yesterday I jacked up a transfer case on a Jeep to allow for transmission pan clearance removal and it did not hurt the mat at all. They are tough but soft to lay on. I have had oil, transmission fluid, fuel and diff fluids on them with no problems.
 

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Big fan of Fumoto Valves. Never been easier and cleaner draining oil. I had to replace the little plastic lock on one because it broke when I removed once but it wasn't costly and easy to get. What can be easier than flipping a little lever?
 

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I have concrete driveway and I don't like to lay on it. My girl went to Bi-Mart, here in the PNW, and found these roll up 3/8" thick rubber mats, almost like a yoga mat. I have used them in gravel and dirt and on the concrete. Love 'em. I have 3 of them and stack them sometimes.
Who needs a catch pan when you have the gravel driveway to act as an eternal catch pan? Just returning that black gold right back into the earth where it came from - a real ashes to ashes evolutionary tale!
 

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Big fan of Fumoto Valves. Never been easier and cleaner draining oil. I had to replace the little plastic lock on one because it broke when I removed once but it wasn't costly and easy to get. What can be easier than flipping a little lever?
Could that plastic lock have caused a leak?
 

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Could that plastic lock have caused a leak?
No it's just a secondary almost redundant "safety". Since the lever is spring loaded and catches in a groove, it takes a good amount of pressure to push it out so it can be rotated into the open position. The little plastic lock just makes it impossible to push the lever out to rotate it.
 

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I use the Femco which utilizes a drain hose that pushes in a plunger when it’s time to drain the oil. Even if you remove the dust cap, oil can’t flow until you screw the drain hose on which is safer imo. Also, the hose extends downward to direct the oil into the drain pan/ bucket. I went with the 90* elbow hose since the LS drain plugs are on the back of the pan instead of the bottom.
 

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I use the Femco which utilizes a drain hose that pushes in a plunger when it’s time to drain the oil. Even if you remove the dust cap, oil can’t flow until you screw the drain hose on which is safer imo. Also, the hose extends downward to direct the oil into the drain pan/ bucket. I went with the 90* elbow hose since the LS drain plugs are on the back of the pan instead of the bottom.
That's an interesting design. I can see it in some applications. On others, no. I like the Fumoto for it's ability to immediately stop the flow with a flick of the lever. On my truck for example, I use one gallon jugs. I'd be leary of twisting the hose/connector to stop it quickly.
 

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