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PostSubject: Fumoto Qwik Valve   Fumoto Qwik Valve EmptyWed Dec 17, 2014 9:21 pm

Anyone have one of these installed? Looks fuggin sweet.

http://www.qwikvalve.com/Fumoto-F107S-Gift.html

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PostSubject: Re: Fumoto Qwik Valve   Fumoto Qwik Valve EmptyWed Dec 17, 2014 9:46 pm

...what is it and what does it do?
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PostSubject: Re: Fumoto Qwik Valve   Fumoto Qwik Valve EmptyWed Dec 17, 2014 9:51 pm

Quick release valve for oil pan. I want one for the bike. Ddint see it listed, tho
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PostSubject: Re: Fumoto Qwik Valve   Fumoto Qwik Valve EmptySun Dec 21, 2014 10:50 pm

These are like speed-bleeders for brake calipers: a slight convenience that comes with the slight risk of tragic consequence. I could see using one if the drain plug were difficult to access, but changing the oil on our cars is super easy. Guys with long arms have even done it without raising the car.

Things to consider:

1) drain speed - draining oil actually takes longer through a valve, since the hole diameter is smaller.

2) incomplete drain - the threaded portion of the valve may extend up into the pan (Subi owners have confirmed up to 3/8" overshoot). This means not all the oil comes out - unless you remove the valve. The amount of oil, according to one report is "about 10 seconds worth".

3) protrusion - the valve hangs below the pan significantly more than the OEM screw head. If you've ever scraped a pan, you know what can happen here.

4) leaking - valves can leak. Also, they can be opened unexpectedly. Probably won't, but can happen.

5) service - if you ever have your oil changed by a lube shop, the valve complicates things. But every idiot knows how a drain plug works.

6) the risk - complete engine failure without warning if the valve fails, opens, or is damaged.

It's a neat concept, and I don't doubt these valves are mostly reliable for this application. But imo, some things are better kept simple/stupid. dunce

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PostSubject: Re: Fumoto Qwik Valve   Fumoto Qwik Valve EmptyTue Dec 23, 2014 2:35 pm

I used Dormans version of this for a couple years and had no trouble with it at all. I stopped using it because I found it didn't really enhance the convenience of my oil change enough to offset the points AA made. One 13 or 15mm drain plug is easy. The filter is where I always make a mess and often need a wrench to get off.
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