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post #31 of 65 (permalink) Old 09-10-2010, 03:44 PM
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I haven't tried it but I read that a 1-1/4" socket will also work.

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32 millimeters = 1.25984252 inches

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It turned into a complete mess last time I did it. I will have a professional garage do it next time.
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I tried the 32 mm and it is the right size,it's just that something right above the oil filter is blocking me from fully putting the socket on the hex nut on top of the oil filter. looks like it is something going into the engine. I'm not too inclined on mechanics,but I have always changed my own oil. just wondering if there is a shallower socket and were can i buy it?
You probably need a swivel adapter to make it work at an angle.

I know, old post, but others might be curious too.

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yes you need a swivel adapter along with a 6 inch extension for convenience.

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I did this a couple weeks ago, based on the info here!









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I like that drain plug. Where did you get that?

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I like that drain plug. Where did you get that?
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Works great, and easy to install.

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I see you used that adapter also. Is this required or were you just being cautious?

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I see you used that adapter also. Is this required or were you just being cautious?
Someone else did it without, but it would be so tight it might not work without two washers to space it out IMHO. It just depends on where your threads start rotationally.

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Just a heads up. Do NOT install your Fumoto valve the way JimVonBaden has. The way he has it set up, the valve handle faces downwards, and should he encounter some road debris, all the debris has to do is pull down and backwards, as it naturally would, and it would open the valve, dumping your oil.

You and JVB should use a different washer than the one provided, with a slightly thicker/thinner profile, so that the valve, when tightened, will have the handle for the valve either towards the top or front to prevent accidental valve opening.

I've mentioned this to JVB in the past.
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Just a heads up. Do NOT install your Fumoto valve the way JimVonBaden has. The way he has it set up, the valve handle faces downwards, and should he encounter some road debris, all the debris has to do is pull down and backwards, as it naturally would, and it would open the valve, dumping your oil.

You and JVB should use a different washer than the one provided, with a slightly thicker/thinner profile, so that the valve, when tightened, will have the handle for the valve either towards the top or front to prevent accidental valve opening.

I've mentioned this to JVB in the past.
I agree, sort of. If you face it any direction but the 9:00 position you MIGHT have an issue. Might being the operative word. Realistically it would have to catch it, pull it down, then back, to open the valve. While it is possible, it could happen no matter what position you place the valve. Is it more likely in this position, maybe, but all positions have some small element of risk.

If I had a selection of washers available when I put the valve in I may have turned it another 90, or 180, but I honestly do not believe this is a big issue. If I did, I would have stayed with the standard bolt plug.

IMHO the larger risk to my position is the build-up of crud, salts and dirt in it making it hard to open, or causing some corrosion. I'm not overly worried about that either.

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Thanks for the heads up.

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I do not think I would ever put a non-locking valve on an oil sump. Even if it is a small chance, it could open when i didn't want it to, and the risk to reward is just too large to be worth it. Saving less than a minute, once or twice a year, seems to be a really small payback.

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I do not think I would ever put a non-locking valve on an oil sump. Even if it is a small chance, it could open when i didn't want it to, and the risk to reward is just too large to be worth it. Saving less than a minute, once or twice a year, seems to be a really small payback.
It's not just the time saving for me. The part I like in particular is not needing a catch pan, the cleaning of a catch pan when you're done, and the much higher likely hood of drips on the floor.

One thing in particular I like is that I got one like this:



With a hose on the end of it, the oil can flow directly into a bottle, with no need for an oil catch pan, and the valve can be opened and closed as you please. So if you only have 1 quart/litre bottles, you can stop the flow as you switch catch bottles.

Just my take on it for my usage/needs.
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