So im done with SOA free oil changes and that means it about time I get to do my own oil. I am sticking with my tuners reccomendation for oil and I am looking at oil plugs and valves. That being said I am interested in the Fumoto oil drain valves.
If you haven't seen them check out their website, they let you swap oil without having to remove the drain plug. No sockets required, just open the locking valve, drain, swap filters and refill.
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My dilemma is choosing between the 3 options they have available;
f-105 their standard valve with no protruding space, used oil flows directly out of the valve and hopefully into your catch pan wile missing the plasitic bottom lining.
f-105 S the new valve with a very small nipple for attaching a nylon hose. In theory it is both low profile and allows for a hose to direct used oil into whatever container you choose.
f-105 N the original nipple valve, with a nice extended nipple for attaching a hose.
I am interested in the 105 S or the 105 N but Im looking for other drivers with some experience using them in their Subarus. From my other reading they seem to be reliable as plugs and very easy to operate as drains. I also plan on purchasing a $2.00 lock to go on top of the drain just for my piece of mind with a valve instead of a standard plug.
Any input would be greatly appreciated