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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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    Hello guys...

    I guess I wanted to add to this thread...

    I performed my oil change 3 days ago...(ENEOS 5W30 FTW of course...that's just me though) and replaced my drain plug with a FUMOTO (no nipple) valve. It did indeed come with a blue nylon washer. I suppose it could be Teflon too. Not sure.

    I have no leaks at all. Hope it lasts. Seems like a good solid product.

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    Hey where did you buy this valve? I am interested! I am checking them out now on the fumoto website.
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    Several years ago I had an issue with my stock drain plug leaking. I replaced it with a Fumoto valve and haven't had a leak since.

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    I bought one yesterday. I am going to put it on next time I change my oil! Pretty excited about this!
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    I recently installed the Fumoto valves on both the WRX & the XT. So far so good. Looks like a very well made product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    I recently installed the Fumoto valves on both the WRX & the XT. So far so good. Looks like a very well made product.

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    Yep!!!

    Gotta agree. Its been a week or so now, checked everything out today while performing transmission oil change. No leakage of any kind.

    I am excited to perform my next oil change. Today I felt like changing oil just to see how much easier it could be. There is still the oil filter however, that is a dirty job still.


    Cheers

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    Would love to install this but I don't like the fact that it doesn't drain all the oil out due to the thread sticking out higher in the drain pan. Meaning if you were to take this valve off after all the oil has drained, more oil will come out. Some users had success machining 2mm of the thread.

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