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post #1 of 14 Old 06-19-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Fumoto Valve

I recently installed the MetalCloak skid system, and it became obvious that changing oil was going to be a lot messier than normal. Either that or I was going to fill up my skids with 2-3 qts of oil @ every change.

Not sure what others are doing to mitigate the mess but I went with the Fumoto Valve.

Iíve seen the Fumoto mentioned here before but donít recall the conversation. I fully understand thereís a risk in running one of these gadgets but Iíve got a simple fix for that. I cut a small piece of aluminum to cover the access hole and protect the valve. ( I also carry oil and the original plug when wheeling).

Anyway, Iíve heard the stories of these valves getting knocked off, and folks losing their oil on the trail or street but Iím happy and confident in my simple solution.

I changed my oil today for the first time and it was a breeze. ZERO mess, ZERO oil in my skids. I used a tube long enough to make it directly into the drain pan.

I got more than 5.75 qts of used oil out, so I donít buy the stories of these valves leaving too much dirty oil in the pan.

Maybe this will help someone with avoiding messy oil changes with aftermarket skid systems. I think the Fumoto Valve gets a bad wrap.
Just protect it, itís simple and makes changing your oil a breeze.



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Looks good!
We've been using one for 5+ years on our '14 JKUR, no issues and oil changes are a breeze. Waiting to install skids on the wife's '18 before I add one to it.

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well, there goes one of this year's ," stuff I've learned Jeep tips" , tips I had for 2019 , thanks , @Pmedic920

lol, ....


our man's correct , tho'
All 3 of my Jeeps have oneof these & there's one on the way for our new Ram 1500 for once I start changing it's oil.


I will point out that this won't bug ya if your obsessive like I am about changing your engine oil on time ( every 3000miles) since the approximately 1/2 cup of 5w-20 will not clear the pan lip & the fumoto valve inner sealing lip completely, thus you can't drain every drop out. But, I can change oil in any of them in under a half hour so worth that minor triviality. If you keep good clean oil ,that doesn't matter.






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Have one of their original designs on for years now. The RROR skids have an access plate already so there was no need to add one to the skids.

I did try to put one on the hellcat but the steering is in the way.
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Have one of their original designs on for years now. The RROR skids have an access plate already so there was no need to add one to the skids.

I did try to put one on the hellcat but the steering is in the way.


yet ANOTHER great reason to just swap those powerplants
around , bud. You can use the Fumoto valve on that Hellcat engine oil pan if you had the nice, open roominess of it being in the Wrangler. At least switch them around this weekend to see if I'm not right; if it's not quite to your liking , you can always just put them back the way they were.



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Looks good!

We've been using one for 5+ years on our '14 JKUR, no issues and oil changes are a breeze. Waiting to install skids on the wife's '18 before I add one to it.


Youíre way too kind, it actually ďlooksĒ like crap.
I cut that aluminum with an angle grinder in a hurry.
Iíve got more aluminum and Iíll cut another piece ďsome dayĒ (doubtful).
But it will serve the purpose in the meantime.
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Fumoto Valve

I will add this:
Anyone thatís considering a Fumoto, I suggest that you get the one with the longer nipple.
My intention was to leave the tube clamped to the valve, and simply coil it up to leave in place. Would lay on top of skid without problem.

Without thinking I ordered the short nipple version and thereís just not enough room to easily get a clamp on the tubing.

I was able to get a wire type clamp on there but it interfered with the safety lever on the valve, so Iíll be keeping the tube with my funnel.

The long nipple version is a buck or two more but would be worth it IMO.

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An option that I may try next time I change oil is, to uninstall the valve and connect the tube before reinstall.
This may allow me to rotate the clamp to the back side of nipple (out of the way of the safety lever).
This is what I got. Because itís a version that can be rotated 360*


I recommend this
But check for clearance. You donít want this valve to take ANY hits.

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yet ANOTHER great reason to just swap those powerplants
around , bud. You can use the Fumoto valve on that Hellcat engine oil pan if you had the nice, open roominess of it being in the Wrangler. At least switch them around this weekend to see if I'm not right; if it's not quite to your liking , you can always just put them back the way they were.



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I was just talking with the wife about this idea last night. Of course she gave me that stern "the fuck you are" look.

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I will add this:
Anyone thatís considering a Fumoto, I suggest that you get the one with the longer nipple.
My intention was to leave the tube clamped to the valve, and simply coil it up to leave in place. Would lay on top of skid without problem.

Without thinking I ordered the short nipple version and thereís just not enough room to easily get a clamp on the tubing.

I was able to get a wire type clamp on there but it interfered with the safety lever on the valve, so Iíll be keeping the tube with my funnel.

The long nipple version is a buck or two more but would be worth it IMO.

Edit:
An option that I may try next time I change oil is, to uninstall the valve and connect the tube before reinstall.
This may allow me to rotate the clamp to the back side of nipple (out of the way of the safety lever).
This is what I got. Because itís a version that can be rotated 360*


I recommend this
But check for clearance. You donít want this valve to take ANY hits.
Or do what I do and take a zip tie and tie the handle down in the locked position.
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And here is the original thread.


https://www.jkowners.com/forum/jk-ge...oto-valve.html

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I have also been running this valve on my jku for about 4 years and zero issues. Love it!

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Went back and read it.
Kinda crazy that was started almost 9 years ago.

Was definitely time to revisit the topic.
Also seems that Fumoto has updated and come out with a couple of newer versions.

With the exception of the short nipple, I like the one I have because it can be rotated (clocked) in whatever position that works best for your application.

Thanks for the link.

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Just adding my two cents. I installed the FUMOTO with the long nipple on my 2012 JKUR right after I took it to the dealership for a "free oil change". It took weeks to get the oil out of all the nooks and crannies. The valve works great. I though about leaving a hose on and coiling it up on the skid plate but it has been just as easy to push the hose on before I open the valve. No dirt/dust build up on the hose when it stays in the garage. No clamp required as there is no pressure when draining. The valve is well above the opening in the skid plate and I have had no issues with any of the rocks getting close enough to make me worry.
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that's the thread I read way back about a year afterwards ( & when I'd just gotten my JKU) that reacquainted me w/ the Fumoto for use in our Jeep world..

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I put one of these on when I bought my Rockhard engine skid. No need for an additional skid as it is tucked up out of the way. I use a small piece if tubing without a clamp and replace it every 4 or 5 years.

I put one on my wife's FJ too! No way to bung up the threads with the original drain plug!

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