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Old 05-14-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Anyone replace their oil drain plug with one of these?

http://www.qwikvalve.com/

I just read about this on some blog, anyone use one? Any problems? I think this would be great if you change your own oil. And if you decide you don't want to change your own oil once in a while just bring the plastic bit and the hose with you to the oil change place.

So. How long have you had it on your car? And have you had any problems with it?
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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Yes. I have Fumoto quick valves on all of my vehicles. The oldest one I have had on for over 5 years without issue. If you are lowered, you need to be careful as the valve hangs lower than the drain bolt head would have.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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I put these on every car I own at my first oil change. Sometimes the lever might not be oriented exactly the way you want, but I've never had any leaks or issues. Well built units.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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Yes. I have Fumoto quick valves on all of my vehicles. The oldest one I have had on for over 5 years without issue. If you are lowered, you need to be careful as the valve hangs lower than the drain bolt head would have.
Car is stock height. They have one that is made for cars that have been lowered. I'll probably end up getting that one as i do go over speed bumps quite often.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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I got one a couple years ago and I had the unfortunately luck of the valve stripping my oil pan and leaked oil. I'm a small percentage of this happening, but thought I'd let you know it does.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
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Yes. I have Fumoto quick valves on all of my vehicles. The oldest one I have had on for over 5 years without issue. If you are lowered, you need to be careful as the valve hangs lower than the drain bolt head would have.
Yep, tried this on my RX-8 and had the same problem. The adapter needed to fit the valve on my vehicle caused the final location of the drain valve tab to be the lowest point of the car and facing the rear of the vehicle. Any minor hit would open the valve. I was told to add washers to adjust the final position, the problem was I needed to clear almost 90 degrees of rotation.

They do recommend you install the safety spring just in case, which I would highly recommend because it also keeps some punk from draining your oil easily should they be crawling around underneath your car for whatever reason.

The valve adapter and safety spring I bought for my RX-8 is still new in the box. I'd give mine to you but it looks like the drain plug size is not the same.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:13 PM   #7
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I just replaced with one of these:


Monitoring engine wear without paying for UOA.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:04 AM   #8
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I just replaced with one of these:


Monitoring engine wear without paying for UOA.

What is that?
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:14 AM   #9
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Looks like a magnetic drain plug to me.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #10
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It's a goldplug. http://www.goldplug.com/

i have one of those in mine. There are fine metal particles on the plug each time i change oil...
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:32 PM   #11
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I have been using those for a long time. Some cars seem to always have a
little bits attracted.
Cheap insurance, if you change your oil.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:52 PM   #12
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I can't have that here, car scrapes everywhere :(
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:15 AM   #13
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Got them on my Bike and Land Cruiser, but I don't like the location for the yaris, so I past. Plus I change my oil once per year, so it's not all that needed in my case.
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