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Old 01-28-2021, 06:32 PM   #26
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It honestly is one of the best things I have done. I put them not only on my 2016 WRX but also a 2015 Legacy and 2019 Impreza and I have had no problems with leaks.

Just make sure you find a suitable piece of tubing. I purchased the SX models because it allows you to rotate the valve to an angle that will make changing oil easier. It works like a banjo bolt.

Additionally the sx models come with the blue clip to help ensure that it will not open if hit by debris. But the way new Subaru's are designed their is either a metal or plastic plates that shield the drain plug from debris.

Oil changes with no more messes.
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Old 02-14-2021, 06:26 PM   #27
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I work at a Subaru dealer as a tech, I hate it when I have to deal with these things. They're slow to drain and over rated in my opinion. Personally I'd just stick with the OE drain plug and get your hand on a bag of the crush washers.
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Old 02-14-2021, 06:27 PM   #28
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wow nice post noob, you joined just to post this?? I'm sure the majority of people that have these do their own oil changes...so your opinion means zilch ...
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I work at a Subaru dealer as a tech, I hate it when I have to deal with these things. They're slow to drain and over rated in my opinion. Personally I'd just stick with the OE drain plug and get your hand on a bag of the crush washers.
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Old 02-14-2021, 06:35 PM   #29
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wow nice post noob, you joined just to post this?? I'm sure the majority of people that have these do their own oil changes...so your opinion means zilch ...
No I didn't join just to post this, and my response has nothing to do with whether or not people know righty-tighty lefty-loosey, he asked for an opinion, he got one
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:54 PM   #30
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I've had them on three cars now. When you're doing it at home, changing it hot, the extra maybe... one minute that it takes to drain it versus the oil everywhere plug is worth it to me. And if you're really worried about that tiny bit at the bottom, you can take your floor jack and lift the opposite side to tilt a little more out, but it's not a big deal if your OCI's are "on time".
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:57 PM   #31
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Can we get this thread locked already???

This is a circular discussion. If you think the Fumoto valve is neat, install one, it won't hurt anything. But it's also an added expense that doesn't improve lap times or reliability, many folks find them unnecessary.
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:20 PM   #32
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Im in the tug boating industry by trade and we use them on all of our generators for our small tugs. I think they are pretty safe
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:55 AM   #33
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I have them in most of our cars. I have never had a problem with them for 8-9 years now. I love them, but your hands/gloves still get oil all over them when you change the filter. I wish there was a tool that will punch a hole into the oil filter to drain it. On a lift, you could probably do it with a screwdriver.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:44 PM   #34
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I have the valve on my '18 STi and love it. I use the plastic clip to ensure no leaks from the valve itself. The gasket hasn't leaked yet, but if it ever does just replace it. Worth it for not making a mess of oil all over yourself.
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Old 02-25-2021, 03:41 PM   #35
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I have a '15 and installed the Fumoto valve w/ short nipple on the first change. My favorite benefit is that I can pop the little adaptor and hose onto the nipple and drain directly into the container that I'll be taking to the oil recycling place. Never have to pour out of or clean a drain pan. I usually use old liquid chlorine bottles and I can also stop when one is full and transfer to the next one.

I also bought the retainer clip but it dried out and fell off after about a year. After seeing how the mechanism worked, I never worried about replacing it. If I were worried I'd safety wire it.
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:48 PM   #36
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My favorite benefit is that I can pop the little adaptor and hose onto the nipple and drain directly into the container that I'll be taking to the oil recycling place. Never have to pour out of or clean a drain pan.
That's seems great... but how do you then deal with the following?

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I love them, but your hands/gloves still get oil all over them when you change the filter.
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:02 PM   #37
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That's seems great... but how do you then deal with the following?
The FA engine has the filter up top upside down. At worst it's a rag to clean where the gasket seats.

I'd have a different opinion if I had a car w/ the filter underneath.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:19 AM   #38
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Is Fumoto valve worth it for 2015 WRX, if so, any preferred models? Biggest concern is the thing leaking unintentionally
I've had my valve in for a couple years now.
No issues at all.
It's nice being able to change oil without any tools.
I'm surprised to see all the hate on this thread. I'm very happy with the purchase so far.
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Old 03-17-2021, 05:23 PM   #39
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Anyone that says that it isn't worth it because the drain plug works just fine has never actually used one. Best 30 dollars I have ever spent.
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Old 03-21-2021, 09:46 PM   #40
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I'm surprised to see all the hate on this thread.
"Hate"? In a thread about an oil drain valve?



And no, my finger's not doing that as a result of being burned by hot crankcase oil.
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:09 AM   #41
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I started using the Fumoto ~ 20 yrs ago. 3 cars and never an issue. What brought me to the fumoto was worn out aluminum threads on a BMW pan. I do 4k oil changes and keep my cars well over 100k. Do the math. That's 25 times of torque on the plug. The plug threads don't wear out, the pan threads go first.
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