I just did my oil change this morning. 10,000 miles and switched over to synthetic. I decided that I would also try out the Fumoto Oil Drain Valve.
My initial impressions are that it will be a great help next oil change. The ability to position the oil pan and just flip a lever to drain will be nice. I use a new OEM cruch waser when installing the valve. The material gasket they provide seemed crappy. Plus the crush washer provides a nice tight seal and acts somewhat like a lock washer.
The valve operates smooth as silk. I think for my own piece of mind i will get a small wire hose clamp to put on the valve stem to make sure the lever can not be accidentily opperated. Looking at it, it would be very difficult to accidentilly open the valve.
I will update this post on my next oil change to see how it is holding up. From what I can tell it will provide leak tight service for may oil changes to come.