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    Fumoto Oil Drain Valve-gctid386092

    I've purchased 2 oil drain kits with the hose to go through the transom. Neither fit through my drain plug. :-(

    Has anyone tried this device by Fumoto?

    http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com/

    It looks like a great idea. It has a ball valve that allows you to send the oil out through the transom drain via an attached hose.

    Thoughts please. :-)

    I just purchased it but I'm impulsive like that.

    Greg

    #2
    I have a Fumoto on my daily driver. I log about 1200km a week so oil changes come up fast and the Fumoto helps me keep my oil changes quick, and neat and tidy. I don't use them on boats but I see how it would be nice on a trailered boat.

    I see 2 easy options for you:

    - use smaller diameter hose that WILL fit through your drain plug hole. Heat it up until it's soft and press it on to the Fumoto valve.

    - ditch the idea and buy a vacuum oil extractor.

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      #3
      I'd have to suggest that you stay with the remote oil drain hose, and purchase a Tempo Oil Boy extractor.



      This kit comes with an array of plastic tubes and a rubber hose that adapts to the drain hose fitting.

      No valve to worry about, no oil being accidentally drained into the bilge, etc.

      Just connect the Oil Boy to the end of your remote oil drain hose, pump the handle to draw the vacuum, and let the Oil Boy do it's job.

      Re-cap the drain hose, and you're ready to install the fresh oil/filter.

      Ditto.... warm the engine up prior to filter removal and oil extracting.

      .
      Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
      2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
      Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
      Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
      Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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        #4
        I have that oil extractor. I'm just looking for a slick way to drain through the transom. I trailor my boat so I'm gonna try the Fumoto. I will post my results here. :-)

        Greg

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          #5
          I have one on my jeep. It works, oil drains, bit slower due to opening gate valve etc.. but works great. I'm sure you could put one on with some clear hose and drainout the drain hole.

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            #6
            wefivehodges wrote:
            I've purchased 2 oil drain kits with the hose to go through the transom. Neither fit through my drain plug. :-(

            Has anyone tried this device by Fumoto?

            http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com/

            It looks like a great idea. It has a ball valve that allows you to send the oil out through the transom drain via an attached hose.

            Thoughts please. :-)

            I just purchased it but I'm impulsive like that.

            Greg
            How about using a barbed reducer to decrease the diameter of the hose...?

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              #7
              wefivehodges wrote:
              I have that oil extractor. I'm just looking for a slick way to drain through the transom.
              Greg, since you already own an Oil Boy, why not use it?

              Refit your remote oil drain hose with a male SAE fitting and a cap.

              When not in use, cap it off! It can lay neatly in your bilge, or can be bracket supported.



              Make your extractor hose up with a female SAE fitting.



              Connect the two.... pump the Oil Boy up..... sit back and watch Oil Boy extract your warm engine oil from the oil pan.

              The Oil Boy will usually pull the oil out faster than gravity will drain it.

              How much more slick than that can you get?
              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #8


                I added this fitting, hose, and ball valve to each of my engines oil pans, ( I've since added a safety cap to the barbed fitting ). I use the OilBoy that Rick suggested. Warm oil pumps right out with 3 or 4 pumps, in less than 3 mins.

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                  #9
                  I made up my own remote drain hoses similar to this, but 1/2".



                  They are fitted with the SAE fittings that I mentioned earlier.

                  Each is about 7 feet long, and they just lay in the bilge neatly along the stringers.

                  I have no valves to worry about.

                  I just lift them up above the oil level, undo the cap, and connect up to the oil boy.

                  I never spill a drop of oil...... Well, maybe one drop!

                  Now some of the guys have gone rather extreme with permanently installed and plumbed in 12 volt evacuating systems.

                  You may see some of these shortly.

                  .
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    I have the Fumoto in my diesel truck and love it! I can do an oil change (14 quarts) anywhere without spilling a drop. I pop a tube on the nipple, put the other end of the tube in a 5 gallon gas can, and open the drain.

                    Now it might be a little hard to reach under the oil pan in a boat.

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                      #11
                      I like all the ideas. :-) Thanks. I'm gonna play around with it.

                      Injured myself on the boat today. I may have broken my foot. May go in for an xray. :-(

                      I've gotten 3 pretty good injuries since I started work on my transom. 1) 3" grinder gash (now healed) 2) slipped off my swim platform carrying my engine cover (that hurt) 3) Slipped off the ladder next to my swim platform - really hurt my foot.

                      The ladder I have has been a danger. It's sitting on gravel and has almost caused me to fall more than a couple of times. I hobbled around and built proper steps today. I'm sore but will hopefully be safe. :-)

                      Greg

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                        #12
                        wefivehodges wrote:
                        The ladder I have has been a danger. It's sitting on gravel and has almost caused me to fall more than a couple of times. I hobbled around and built proper steps today. I'm sore but will hopefully be safe. :-)
                        Greg, I should have mentioned that you build yourself some wood stairs.

                        These are not mine, but I have several similar stairs that I've built to use for this type of work. One tall set/one shorter set.



                        Heal up quickly...... we all want to see your completed project!

                        .
                        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                          #13
                          Wow! your boat is really kicking your butt! Take it easy!

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                            #14
                            The boat is on hold now for a few days or more. :-( I'm stuck wearing an orthopedic boot. Thankfully xrays showed no breaks. :-)

                            I do have nice stairs now though.

                            Greg

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                              #15
                              I put one on my car this past spring. I have only changed the oil once since adding the valve. No mess.
                              Bill and Janice
                              Chatham, Ontario, Canada
                              1988 2455 Ciera

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