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I'm interested in getting the Fumoto valve for my truck but am a little concerned. Seems like it will make oil changes much neater. I like the idea of hooking up a hose to it and dumping the oil straight into a jug. How far down does this thing hang down though? I spend a fair aount of time offroad and don't feel like leaving ten quarts of oil in the woods because of a nice rock.
 

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It still sits a little above the crossmember. I removed the skid plate and never put it back on. I don't go offroad with this truck, but unless you happen to toss a rock directly at it, I don't see any real concerns.


Also if you still have your skid plate it still sits a little inside of where the plate ends.
 

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I dont have one yet but i dont think you do ive never heard of anyone having to trim the skid plate to make it fit. The valve with the nipple allows you to attach a hose to drain into a jug or the container of your choice instead of on your skid plate.
 

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mine fit fine with the skid plate intact..
 

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Sorry about the confusion with the skid plate. I chose to leave mine off for BEFORE I got the Fumoto.



Just never saw the need to put it back on. You'll love it, trust me I do. You can even buy a locking clip for it($1) if you're worried about it ever popping open. Never heard of it happening though, and hasn't happened to me in 9000 miles.


http://lubespecialist.com/Order/order.mv has them the cheapest I've seen


http://www.kennedydiesel.com has them as well(it's where I got mine from).
 

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Victory Red,


No problem about the confusion, I ( )don't make it very difficult for you!


Thanks for the links! Would it be the #F106N with the nipple connector and if yes will that one still clear the skid plate?


Please say?


Thanks again!


2DAMAX





 

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Yep ! That's the right one, and yes it works with the skid plate
 

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Stizo and Dmax2Damax--If you are worried about the off roading kicking up a rock or something and opening the value, you can do as I did. when you get the value, take a 1/4 npt die tap and thread the nipple and then get a 1/4 inch end cap and screw it on the nipple and even if the value should open the cap will keep the oil in. When you get ready to change the oil, take a small cresent wrench and unscrew the end cap and put your hose on the nipple and drain and get a adult brevage
and sit back and enjoy while she drains. No better way to change the oil, and no you don't have to remove the skid plate to use the Fumoto value.
 

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good grief guys- thats why they make hand cleaner and drain pans afraid your gonna get your hands dirty, what kind of a gadagget they got out there to keep you from getting dirty or making a mess when you change filters especialy the O E M fuel filter. Just my 2 cents


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I've got my truck on a 5,000 mile maintenance interval: Delvac 1, filter(s), lube and rotate the tires. The fumoto sure helps get it done with less steps/mess/hassle. Also, no more cleaning up behind the skid plate, etc.
 

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I don't know how to post a picture on here but I will try. It fits in the groove to keep the lever from popping up and opening. I do not know the name of it. I got it at a hardware store. It is a 3/4" snap type ring. You have all seen them. They used to use them on a lot of hoses. Has a couple of ears that stick out that you grab by the ears with pliers and press it open. About 75 cents. I think it is an option if you order it from Fumoto.


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I'll see if I can post the above pictures of the fumoto valve clamp. [/IMG]
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If you cannot find the metal clip shown above, you can use a small tie-wrap in its place. The tie-wrap seats into the slot and prevents the lever from lifting up. I used the tie-wrap for the first year and a half until I bought a clip similar to above.


Another advantage of the Fumoto valve/nipple is the oil flows out past the skid plate. I found that without the Fumoto valve, as the last quart or so drains out, it drains onto the skid plate and creates a major mess to clean-up.
 

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I have had my valve on since the second oil change. 3 years and counting. Been through just about anything and have never had any issues other than making it so easy to change the oil you'll want to change twice!


I did however trim the skid plate during the first oil change, otherwise you will end up with about a 1/2 quart of oil in the skid plate. I think I cut a 1x1 notch out.
 
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