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Old 29 Apr 2010, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Drain Valves

I was looking around on some yank sites at tips and tricks etc and came across these
fumoto oil drian valves

I cant see anything in the UK so thought about a bit of a group buy, I know which size etc for the correct threads but is it worth it?
They have been using them since about 2002 in the states from what I can see and no one has had any losses/damage and they dont use the safety clip you can get,
So worth 17 or is that a lot of spills and drips and crush washers ?
They even do one with a nipple on so you can attach a hose direct for a few quid more.
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil Drain Valves

Cool idea but be worried if you hit an object on the road and hit the lever on that thing and opened it the oil will drop in a minute or so spelling disaster for the engine if you were tearing along at 70mph on the motorway good idea doh I prob would use it but buy that lock for it and have the lock on it all the time make oil changes so much faster again
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 06:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Oil Drain Valves

Like the idea but as Darren says, would worry especially on a lowered car.

Since mine isn't lowered (yet) might look further into this.
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 07:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Oil Drain Valves

they have been using them for 8 years with no issues WITHOUT the lock fitted so thats not something im worried about, I have some pics of them installed and they dont drop down,
i will just order 1 as there isnt much interest,
just a idea guys.
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Re: Oil Drain Valves

They sound good, think it would play on my mind while driving around though. Have to let us know how it goes with one fitted. Would defo make things easier when changing the oil
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Re: Oil Drain Valves

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they have been using them for 8 years with no issues WITHOUT the lock fitted so thats not something im worried about, I have some pics of them installed and they dont drop down,
i will just order 1 as there isnt much interest,
just a idea guys.
V good idea not knocking it what ever makes things easier the better like
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