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Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

Quick Question,

Are the skid plates that come with the ORAII Package blocking access to the oil drain plug?

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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

No, mine has a hole for the drain plug.
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Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

I have the oem plates and has a hole in it, fits the fumo plug no prob, can drain with plate on
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

As nookie stated, it is easily accessible via a hole in the plate. Go buy yourself a Qwikvalve and install one while you are at it . Here's the linky :

https://www.qwikvalve.com/?target=mo...&modelId=31242
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

I see the hole in the plate now!!

Is the quik valve worth it? Does it drain straight down or at a right angle?
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

the quick type valves that I have seen hang below the bash plate. Would depend on how much four wheel driving you intend to do.
They would make me very nervous.


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I have the oem plates and has a hole in it, fits the fumo plug no prob, can drain with plate on
What size wrench/ socket do you use to install it?
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

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the quick type valves that I have seen hang below the bash plate. Would depend on how much four wheel driving you intend to do. They would make me very nervous.
I would agree with that concern, but the Fumoto F106S (i.e. "short nipple") does not protrude like the F106N does. Experience has shown that the hose + plastic nipple available for the F106S is unnecessary to cleanly drain the oil unless you're changing the oil during a tornado—the oil flows cleanly, straight down, without any of that attached.

I got the LC-10 plastic clip to lock the lever as well, but that is really unnecessary unless you're a belt+suspenders type person and want it for peace of mind.

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What size wrench/ socket do you use to install it?
It's brass and the 14 mm socket engagement on the F106S is very small (see pic). I was going to use my torque wrench and socket to install it to spec torque for the original drain plug. However, before I reached goal torque the socket cammed off. I gently finished torquing it a quarter turn using a crescent wrench on the *body* of the valve (ugh).

The F106S has been fantastic since I installed it 18 months ago; I'd definitely buy it again. My QwikValve hasn't leaked a drop, unlike my engine timing chain cover gaskets (heh).
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

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the quick type valves that I have seen hang below the bash plate. Would depend on how much four wheel driving you intend to do.
They would make me very nervous.


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[QUOTE=Roadkill;1232885]I would agree with that concern, but the Fumoto F106S (i.e. "short nipple") does not protrude like the F106N does. Experience has shown that the hose + plastic nipple available for the F106S is unnecessary to cleanly drain the oil unless you're changing the oil during a tornado—the oil flows cleanly, straight down, without any of that attached.

I got the LC-10 plastic clip to lock the lever as well, but that is really unnecessary unless you're a belt+suspenders type person and want it for peace of mind.
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Just figured I'd update this thread for people looking into the Fumoto valve. I have the F106N with the normal length hose nipple installed on my 2014 V6. It does hang down a bit past the bottom of the oil pan and chassis braces, and I was worried it could get nicked by a piece of road debris. I installed the Mopar front skid on Christmas Eve and it completely protects the valve from damage. Still easy to access the valve for oil draining, but the entire valve is above the top of the skid plate so there is no way it would get hit by anything while driving.

When I drain my oil, I put a 3-4" long piece of 3/8" trans fluid hose on the nipple to guide the oil into whatever bottle I'm using. To secure the valve after the oil change, I put a tiny zip tie around the valve body which goes through the lever slot and prevents it from moving out of the closed position.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

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As nookie stated, it is easily accessible via a hole in the plate. Go buy yourself a Qwikvalve and install one while you are at it . Here's the linky :

https://www.qwikvalve.com/?target=mo...&modelId=31242
Nipple going into oil pan flush with oil pan? If nipple not flush, you do not get complete oil drain.
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

I thought we had a 13mm drain plug? Is the 14mm-1.5 Fumto QuickValve the correct size?
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Re: Oil Drain Plug and Skid Plates...

I installed the F-106S last night and was not exactly giddy on how far it protruded from the skid plate. Would have loved to keep it installed and use it had it not stuck down as far; just not worth the chance, to me. I sent them an email to see if they would allow me to send it back to them, but I'm not holding my breath.
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