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Quick Drain Valve

Has anyone installed one of these on their GC Diesel?

http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f106s-valve.html

Used them on our RV and Subaru (engine and tranny!) and would like to do the same on our, soon to be ordered, GCO Diesel.

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Old 01-01-2014, 11:28 AM
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Has anyone installed one of these on their GC Diesel? http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f106s-valve.html Used them on our RV and Subaru (engine and tranny!) and would like to do the same on our, soon to be ordered, GCO Diesel. Gathering a list of "stuff" that we'd like to do when we get it !
Have one on my srt. Also had them on my last 2 vehicles. If you are a DIY'er it is a must have (IMO)
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:43 PM
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Re: Quick Drain Valve

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Has anyone installed one of these on their GC Diesel?

http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f106s-valve.html

Used them on our RV and Subaru (engine and tranny!) and would like to do the same on our, soon to be ordered, GCO Diesel.

Gathering a list of "stuff" that we'd like to do when we get it !
I dont like them for either track use or off road use. Dont trust them and know folks who have installed quick drain valves and then regretted because they failed at the track on off road.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:02 PM
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I dont like them for either track use or off road use. Dont trust them and know folks who have installed quick drain valves and then regretted because they failed at the track on off road.
Interesting... I can't comment to that aspect as all of Mine have been dd's but have racked up a combined 100+k miles with no issues or leaks.
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Re: Quick Drain Valve

Big time popular on the 2500 and up trucks! Never have heard of a problem. Fumoto tells you which valve to use to maximize clearance under the vehicle.

One less tool to bring to the party, and after installing the Fumoto, you shouldn't cross thread your drain bolt! LOL
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Big time popular on the 2500 and up trucks! Never have heard of a problem. Fumoto has verbage on their site regarding off-road useage.

One less tool to bring to the party, and after installing the Fumoto, you shouldn't cross thread your drain bolt! LOL
I was just about to say the same thing, properly installed there should never be a problem. Proper orientation of the valve and a locking clamp for extra security as mentioned on the website should cover it.

I have them on my vehicles, On the GC it is in a very well protected area. Makes draining the crankcase a breeze.

Still need to figure out a way to not make such a mess changing the oil filter though.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:19 PM
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Yeah the filter is a whole different issue haha.
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Still need to figure out a way to not make such a mess changing the oil filter though.

It's not completely clean but try using a plastic bag around the filter and drop it into that when you unscrew it. You still need a rag or some paper towels to wipe off the metal plate beneath the filter but it helps.
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Re: Quick Drain Valve

Got one on the GC and Subaru. The wife has a VW and I would need an adapter because the plug is recessed. The car is so low to the ground I don't want to risk her running over a re tread and snapping it.
With that said, I have never had a leak on them. Can't speak to track use because the motorcycles are required to have the plug safety wired. I have been "mildly" off road in the Grand with no issues. The valve is not the lowest point by far, so if I snap it off there is likely a bigger problem to worry about.
Oh, and FWIW use a spring clamp on the valve handle to lock it closed. Quick Drain sells them but you can pick one up at a hardware store for a quarter.
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Re: Quick Drain Valve

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Has anyone installed one of these on their GC Diesel?

http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f106s-valve.html

Used them on our RV and Subaru (engine and tranny!) and would like to do the same on our, soon to be ordered, GCO Diesel.

Gathering a list of "stuff" that we'd like to do when we get it !
would never install again on any vehicle, here's why: years ago I was in the trucking business and installed one on a Mack tractor. at around 2am one morning the temp was 6 degrees after a major snow storm the previous day. trucking along the highway something, either a piece of ice or some other debris "kicked up" and busted that thing clean off! causing 58 qts. of oil to be gone in about 30 seconds! luckily the shutdown system did it's job and saved the engine from major damage. because I was hauling haz-materials (gasoline) I was unable to leave the truck unattended, had to wait 7 hrs. for a friend to arrive with tools, and oil(and the original drain plug) to get going.If not for the highway patrol bringing hot coffee, and letting me warm up in thier car I probably would have froze to death! probably a one time freak occurance, but I'm not taking any chances!!!
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Re: Quick Drain Valve

I had a fumoto valve installed on my Commander for 5 years. Off roaded in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming and New Mexico with zero issues. I changed the oil on my 14 Grand Cherokee at 1,100 miles and installed another Fumoto valve. I find their existing locking mechanism to be sufficient and have not installed any further locks.
Freak accidents happen. We can't prepare for everything. For those who have off-roaded you know it's possible to tear a hole in the oil pan. That's no reason to never wheel again.
The oil drain on my Grand Cherokee is high enough and sufficiently protected that I would not worry about the valve being struck..
You have a better chance of tearing your muffler off than damaging the oil valve.
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I have used them before and they worked just fine. I have access to a lift at the base Auto Hobby Shop so I have no need for the drain valve but if I was laying on my back in my garage I sure would...
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