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Old 01-27-2016, 08:55 AM
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Fumoto drain valve replacement

I replaced my stock drain valve on my 14 GC 3.6L with a fumoto drain valve, like I have on most of my vehicles.

I have read in numerous posts here and elsewhere that people are worried about the valve opening or has opened.

There is a quick and easy fix and it's not the Fumoto clip.

I use a small ty-wrap/zip tie, one that fits into the groove where the release lever travels.

You attach the ty-wrap/zip tie around the drain valve after its closed, with the ty-wrap/zip tie in the groove. There is no way the valve can open, nor will the ty-wrap/zip tie fall off.

I also do not cut the extra length of the zip tie off, kinda of a reminder to bring something to cut off the zip tie with you before you get too far under your vehicle.

I have been doing for years, works great.

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I replaced my stock drain valve on my 14 GC 3.6L with a fumoto drain valve, like I have on most of my vehicles.

I have read in numerous posts here and elsewhere that people are worried about the valve opening or has opened.

There is a quick and easy fix and it's not the Fumoto clip.

I use a small ty-wrap/zip tie, one that fits into the groove where the release lever travels.

You attach the ty-wrap/zip tie around the drain valve after its closed, with the ty-wrap/zip tie in the groove. There is no way the valve can open, nor will the ty-wrap/zip tie fall off.

I also do not cut the extra length of the zip tie off, kinda of a reminder to bring something to cut off the zip tie with you before you get too far under your vehicle.

I have been doing for years, works great.
That's a really good idea actually. I have the clip and I don't feel to confident with it. I am definitely going to put the zip tie on. I was kind of worried with the snow and everything and if I had to drive through some snow. The zip tie would make it coming off next to impossible. Thanks man
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Re: Fumoto drain valve replacement

I had one on my Audi.

I used to use a spring hose clamp, something like this:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rn...FQooaQod5rMDFw

Reusable, and I never had a problem with it rusting, even in MN winters.

Easily installed and removed with a simple pair of pliers.
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Re: Fumoto drain valve replacement

I've used the fumoto drain valve on all my cars for years.
Never had a problem.
This sounds like a good guard for those who want to be sure the valve won't open.
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