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Posted: 10/25/2013 6:20:44 PM EST
Hi all. I'm looking for an oil drain valve to go on my truck which I take through brush and up mountain trails.

I have looked at the Fumoto valves but dislike that they stick out (especially with a hose bib) and that they have a turntable valve that may have possibility for brush or something to wrap around and pull or open the valve.

Has anyone used a system such as the product below or are able to recommend one?
http://www.nospillsystems.com/
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:14:28 PM EST
Skid plates. There should be about 3/16th of mild steel plate between your oil pan and your terrain.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:07:48 PM EST
Is your drain plug on the bottom or side / rear of the oil pan?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:34:40 PM EST
I've had a Fumoto valve on the bottom of the Cummins engine in my Dodge Ram for years. Never a problem with it catching on anything or accidentally opening. I just ordered ones for our Nissan Maxima and Subaru Impreza.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:45:47 AM EST
Don't the Fumitomo's have a cap?

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Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:08:28 AM EST
Theres the fumoto, but it does stick out a bit.

I would use one depending where you drain hole is located.

http://www.qwikvalve.com/
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 7:59:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Hi all. I'm looking for an oil drain valve to go on my truck which I take through brush and up mountain trails.

I have looked at the Fumoto valves but dislike that they stick out (especially with a hose bib) and that they have a turntable valve that may have possibility for brush or something to wrap around and pull or open the valve.

Has anyone used a system such as the product below or are able to recommend one?
http://www.nospillsystems.com/
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I have the low profile Femco's on the oil pan and auto trans on a Land Cruiser, swmbo's Ram w/ Cummins, and an older GMC Burb.

All have been off-road, but not rock crawled.

No issues with any leakage.

Make SURE you have the Femco drain hose available...I have one in each of the trucks, and a couple in the garage roll-away.

Good stuff.

-hanko
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 9:58:11 AM EST
Thanks for the replies all. My drain is on the rear of the pan at a slightly downward facing angle. So skid plates to protect it. I'm not rock crawling with it. I wish I was that exciting
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:10:49 PM EST
I have a Fumoto on my Ford diesel. Love it, and its been perfect.
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