Originally Posted by tasjeep
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.
[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.
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.