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I am about to attempt my 1st oil change soon and was wondering about getting one of these Fumoto Qwik Valves .

Apparently its suppose to be way easier to drain the oil and eliminate the need to replace crush washers and torque them down all the time.

Any ideas or experience with these ??

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I have one on my civic.
I like it, it makes the oil change a snap, and civic's oil pan is weak, and can be striped easily. However, it does leave about 1/2 quart of oil in the pan.

I've decided not to use the valve for my CRV because I'm afraid that one of these days, I might hit the bump just right and get the valve.
CRV's oil pan seems stronger, and tightening the plug with a torque wrench seems easy enough....

Just my 2 cents :)

oh, and also, I brought my civic to the dealer once for an air bag recall. While they were doing the "20 points" inspection, they saw the valve and had no idea what the valve was for... they thought it might be a problem... I can't believe that they have not seen one before.
 

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I have one on my civic.
I like it, it makes the oil change a snap, and civic's oil pan is weak, and can be striped easily. However, it does leave about 1/2 quart of oil in the pan.

I've decided not to use the valve for my CRV because I'm afraid that one of these days, I might hit the bump just right and get the valve.
CRV's oil pan seems stronger, and tightening the plug with a torque wrench seems easy enough....

Just my 2 cents :)

oh, and also, I brought my civic to the dealer once for an air bag recall. While they were doing the "20 points" inspection, they saw the valve and had no idea what the valve was for... they thought it might be a problem... I can't believe that they have not seen one before.
I feel the Fumoto is fine in the CR-V.Well protected.;)
Same thing happened to me with a dealer.
Odd because the Fumoto valve has been out at least 15-20 years.
Have one on my civic too.As you know,the Civic did need the adapter.
 

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Been using a Fumoto Valve on both cars now, the Honda and BMW, for over a year. What a pleasure it is to do oil changes. No more messy/oily hands and floors. This was such a great invention I am saddened I didn't know about it 20 years ago. It was an easy install and have done 2 oil changes on the Honda and 3 on the BMW, I don't dread the old '...hold the bolt and pull quickly..' feeling now, simple push/quarter turn and viola, its done. The CRV has plenty of clearance and as a side note, get the K&N reusable filters, they are easy to clean and a snap to install, even though some don't agree, your savings on filters is worth the $40 price tag alone. Good luck and happy motoring, ciao.
 

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Which part number are you using for late model CR-Vs?

Fumoto website suggests "F-106 Regular Valve" but wanted to confirm that this is the one you are using and do not need the adapter for a Cr-V.

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Which part number are you using for late model CR-Vs?

Fumoto website suggests "F-106 Regular Valve" but wanted to confirm that this is the one you are using and do not need the adapter for a Cr-V.

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I don't remember the part #number but you DON'T need the adapter.
 

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For the cr-v from what i read its part #F-106

No adapter is necessary for cr-v's

I am also thinking of getting the short nipple valve its new part #F-106S

It has a shorter nipple than the N series.

Just worried about ground clearance.
 

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For the cr-v from what i read its part #F-106

No adapter is necessary for cr-v's

I am also thinking of getting the short nipple valve its new part #F-106S

It has a shorter nipple than the N series.

Just worried about ground clearance.
No problem with ground clearance.
The Fumoto valve installs horizontally on the pan toward the rear of the CR-V.Well protected...
 

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Yeah, I forgot the number, but I bought the original without the nipple or added bells and whistles, ground clearance is more than adequate and you won't regret it, take care, good luck, ciao.
 

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Yeah, me too, bought the magnetic Oil Drain Deflector Shield - Blue from Bernardi Parts, but have had no success, will try it on the next change this week, will update and rate the product, other than that, the only solution is to drain out pan first, open oil cap at top and remove dipstick and let it drain out for 45 mins, this limits on what is inside the filter pouring out onto your hand, but will update on tool, take care and happy motoring, ciao.

Update: 11/11/11

The magnetic Oil Drain Deflector Blue Shield from Bernardi Honda Parts was worthless for my my, doesn't fit in space and still get oil on hands when draining from filter, but latex gloves solve that and a cheap old rag/old shirt. Other than that the Fumoto valves rock.
 

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The valve is great, but it is the removal of the oil filter that gets me.
What I always found being succesful when dealing with this situation is to get the vehicle up in the ramp overnight while draining the oil and change the oil filter the following morning. Dripping oil is non existent. Just be careful not to tilt the oil filter downwards when removing the oli filter.
 

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What I always found being succesful when dealing with this situation is to get the vehicle up in the ramp overnight while draining the oil and change the oil filter the following morning. Dripping oil is non existent. Just be careful not to tilt the oil filter downwards when removing the oil filter.
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To avoid the oil filter mess I have also started changing the oil after it has been sitting overnight.
 

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Last spring, installed a Fumoto F106N valve on our "V". On 27 Oct, performed first oil change using it. Very pleased with ease of performing oil change. Below are some pictures of the procedure.

A couple of notes about using the Fumoto valve:
1.] snap ring on valve probably overkill
2.] remove dipstick before draining - vacuum principle
3.] very clean procedure straight to disposal bottle
4.] when getting to end of drain, temporarily close valve to allow more oil to drain into pan; then reopen to continue drain
5.] plenty of room to change filter
6.] don't have to worry any more about stripping oil pan threads
 

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Last spring, installed a Fumoto F106N valve on our "V". On 27 Oct, performed first oil change using it. Very pleased with ease of performing oil change. Below are some pictures of the procedure.

A couple of notes about using the Fumoto valve:
1.] snap ring on valve probably overkill
2.] remove dipstick before draining - vacuum principle
3.] very clean procedure straight to disposal bottle
4.] when getting to end of drain, temporarily close valve to allow more oil to drain into pan; then reopen to continue drain
5.] plenty of room to change filter
6.] don't have to worry any more about stripping oil pan threads
I went with a no nipple Fumoto.Still have to use the drain pan when you take the oil filter off.
The valve is a pleasure.Been using one on many vehicles for the last 15 or so years.
No wrench or washers needed.I also just hand tighten the oil filter with a strip of sandpaper and loosen the filter the same way.
No ramps needed either.
A quick and very easy oil change.Longer to drain the oil and do the whole change.:)
 

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I was slightly concerned about something getting kicked up from the road surface and opening the Fumoto valve. I didn't like the idea of a snap ring because I don't have a snap ring pliers and don't really want to purchase one. I just use a small (and very cheap) plastic zip tie and cut it off when I change the oil. It gives me piece of mind.
 
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