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post #1 of 17 Old 01-13-2014, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Fumoto Oil Pan Valve

For those of you using the Fumoto valve with an oil pan/engine skid, which skid are you using and are there any clearance issues with the valve?

How do you like the valve?

Do you have any issues with it, i.e. accidentally opening, leaking, etc.?
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For those of you using the Fumoto valve with an oil pan/engine skid, which skid are you using and are there any clearance issues with the valve?

How do you like the valve?

Do you have any issues with it, i.e. accidentally opening, leaking, etc.?
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Love it. Changed the oil in the driveway yesterday with zero issues. just put a hose on it and dump it. Never had any leaking or opening by accident.
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I have the RockHard skids and I had to notch the "splash" guard to clear the valve. I also made mods to a friends Rock Hard skid by moving the hole.

The valve has been great with no leaks. The Rock Hard skids don't line up with the 2012 drain plug even though I have the updated part number specifically for the 2012s.

I bought the Fumoto valve because of this mis-alignment issue. Now oil changes are quick and easy. But if you don't have the tools to cut the splash guard I'd go with another brand of skid plate.
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Skid Row. No issues at all. Love the Fumoto valve.

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Never heard of it but I want it! Tired of cleaning out my skid. Where do I go to get one ? Okay, never mind. I found it and will look to see which one will work best for me and order one. Thanks !

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I have the RockHard skids and I had to notch the "splash" guard to clear the valve. I also made mods to a friends Rock Hard skid by moving the hole.

The valve has been great with no leaks. The Rock Hard skids don't line up with the 2012 drain plug even though I have the updated part number specifically for the 2012s.

I bought the Fumoto valve because of this mis-alignment issue. Now oil changes are quick and easy. But if you don't have the tools to cut the splash guard I'd go with another brand of skid plate.
RockHard skid on 2010 (3.8L) lines up great with the Fumoto drain valve. Love the Fumoto valve - totally happy so far.

EDIT: GET THE VALVE WITH NIPPLE! You can get it with a nipple or without but, if there's room for the nipple, you want that.
Just slide a tube over the nipple and all oil goes into the drain pan. I snap a rubber plug over the nipple between changes to keep dust out.

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Never heard of it but I want it! Tired of cleaning out my skid. Where do I go to get one ?
Amazon is one source.
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I just put one on last month! I have had one on every vehicle I own. They make changing oil so much easier and with no mess. I got the one with the nipple cause of my skids and it works great.
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I've had three Fumoto valves on three different 4x4 vehicles, over 11 years and no problemo-

On the jeep I use the Rockhard oil pan/tranny skid and use a 1' section of 3/8"tubing--clean/no mess/no cleanup and the skid PROTECTS the valve-

Ya gotta protect the valve !

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"On the jeep I use the Rockhard oil pan/tranny skid and use a 1' section of 3/8"tubing--clean/no mess/no cleanup and the skid PROTECTS the valve-

Ya gotta protect the valve !"

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^ what he said and I have a 2008 JK. Skids and valve are great. I also put one one the wife's FJ Cruiser.
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river raider skids. no issues when using hose. no hose= mess. ive had them on the last 4 vehicles i have owned with 0 issues.

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mine should be on the door step tomorrow, gonna be using with river raider skids also


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A all of you using the Fumoto with skids, are you using the nipple type or the "L" type?
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I use the Fumoto valve and have the ARB full skid with no problems. Skid has a hole for access to the valve. Makes oil changes real easy.
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A all of you using the Fumoto with skids, are you using the nipple type or the "L" type?
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RockHard skid on 2010 (3.8L) lines up great with the Fumoto drain valve. Love the Fumoto valve - totally happy so far.

EDIT: GET THE VALVE WITH NIPPLE! You can get it with a nipple or without but, if there's room for the nipple, you want that.
Just slide a tube over the nipple and all oil goes into the drain pan. I snap a rubber plug over the nipple between changes to keep dust out.
I read somewhere that you want the valve with the nipple.

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I read somewhere that you want the valve with the nipple.
The L can be used with a hose as well. I guess it all depends on the location and size of the skid hole and the valve as to whether you can bend the tube sharply enough to get it through the hole. That's why I'm curious if specific skids require an L or the nipple.
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