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This is a discussion on Fumoto valve within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hi folks, Any WRX owners have any experience with the Fumoto valve? I recently ordered a fumoto valve that will ...

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    Fumoto valve

    Hi folks,

    Any WRX owners have any experience with the Fumoto valve?

    I recently ordered a fumoto valve that will fit my 09. I am gonna be brave and install it with my upcoming oil change.

    Im just scared its gonna leak on me. I am getting the Fumoto brand valve. There are knock offs out there...but I avoided those.

    Just wondering if there are any guys running these and how your experience has been??


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    Mine has not leaked. I've had it for many years.
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    thanks man! good to know.

    I was hesitant...but the forged brass/stainless steel construction made me think it could work. thanks for confirming.


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    also...I don't know if the valve comes shipped with a washer.

    I suppose the crush washers that will come with my oil filters will suffice? or do I need to use some sort of special washer?

    I guess my question is...will the regular crush washers work with the fumoto? What do you use?

    As well...with the fumoto on there...how long can that washer last? I suppose years upon years...or do you remove the valve after so many oil changes to inspect it etc?
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    Fumoto valve

    It comes with a washer, I think nylon. If there is no leak there is nothing to inspect. If there should be a leak only then replace the washer -- just like any other washer.

    My best car is a Honda. It required an extension for the Fumoto. After four years the nylon washer between the valve and the extension started seeping. Nothing major. I took off the extension and valve, will get replacement washers, and reinstall whenever.

    If the newer Subaru doesn't need an extension that's one less washer to fail. The Fumoto on my Subaru is fine.

    I'd recommend Fumoto. Check it routinely and it'll be fine.
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    I've also used one for years on my 2011 WRX. No leak issues. It makes oil changes a snap with a piece of fuel line to drain the oil right down into the oil catcher at the auto shop on base.

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    This is great guys!!!!

    Thanks a lot for the responses!!! I hope to receive my valve, oil filters, motor oil and gear oil by Friday. Gonna be a good weekend for subie!


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    Had Fumoto valves on all my cars at one time. Made oil changes a snap and never leaked. Was to lazy to remove them when they were sold. One of my favorite mods!
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