Originally Posted by Clark Kent
I'm going to install a fumoto oil drain valve on my 2008 GC 5.7 Hemi. Will there be enough clearance for the unit with the nipple for the hose?..It part # F106N........I ask because I have not had the car up on my stands yet and looking under it I see a skid pan with holes in it. Does it have a hole for the drain plug and filter?....
Have had it on for several years now. No issues.
Changed oil this morning with same valve installed...it was simple.
1. Add a 6" piece of clear
hose on the nipple with a spring hose clamp. You can watch the oil drain so you know when the sump is empty and it's easy to stick into a gallon jug. Afterwards, stick a golf tee in the end of the hose to keep dirt out when not in use. Tuck the hose in the splash pan when not using.
2. Buy a spring clamp for over the valve handle (prevents inadvertent opening). IIRC, it is a 5/8" spring clamp. Look at the Fumoto site for the right size. Only takes a second to install and remove........peace of mind is priceless.
Sorry. I don't know how to take & post pictures. There is an access opening in the splash pan. Once the valve is installed, no need to remove the splash pan to change oil.
Filter is outside of the splash pan area. Stick a small funnel from the end of the spillway to clear the hydraulic hose and into your drain pan. Makes less mess that way.