I love these things, IMHO a must have for any DIY'er. I have put them on my last 4 vehicles and have had 0 issues. I actually put one on the SRT with the 1k mile oil change (before I realized I had 4 free oil changes; thank you for that heads up by the way) with the intention of doing my own changes. I do a blackstone labs check with every change so this makes that really easy to do as well. I'll see if I can grab some pictures of mine tonight when I get home.
The common "complaints" that you will find are
1) they leak ---- I have had no leaking or seaping with any of the 4 I have had (ford Focus, totoya tacoma, Lexus IS350, and the beast)
2) They will open on their own --- They have spring tension and a "recess" when closed so unless you are doing some really heavy offroading I don't see how this is even possible
3) If you bottom out it could snap off --- On the SRT if you are doing something where it is to the point of this hitting something you have bigger problems, aka you went flying off the side of the road and completely wrecked your beast.
Sorry for the book, I feel strongly about these things.
Originally Posted by CLStech
Once my free oil changes are done, I will probably start changing my oil myself. I know many of you already do. I came across some oil drain valve products that replace your conventional oil plug.
Whats the word on these? Good tool? Waste of money? May not drain all oil?