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Has anyone tried the Fumoto Qwikvalve on their vehicle?

I just saw this video on youtube and I got really curious. It is definitely something I will be using a lot if I got one. But how safe and reliable is it? I found a few reviews online and they're all good reviews about it. But I was hoping someone here first hand experience with this product.

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Anyone ever had any experiences with this? Personally i wouldn't trust this very much... it may seize or get loose or something as well.
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No need for this crap im sticking to my OEM drain plug. Im fine using a socket wrench and wrenching at the drain plug, it takes like what..... 5-10 seconds?
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I dont know if i can trust this thing. All it takes is it to come loose and spill out oil and you cause an accident and fry your motor. i'd rather stay on the safe side and keep the oem drain plug.
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This is made for convenience but if anything slighty goes wrong than its a big price to pay. My gut just tells me to stay away. Ive read that people have not encounter any problems. but i would be so paranoid.
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The manual says you only need to change your oil every 7500 miles - Synthetic oil is usually guaranteed for at least 12,000 miles so you could safely run 10k between changes for normal everyday use so this would seem to be superfluous, besides - who needs the added cost/complexity?
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The manual says you only need to change your oil every 7500 miles - Synthetic oil is usually guaranteed for at least 12,000 miles so you could safely run 10k between changes for normal everyday use so this would seem to be superfluous, besides - who needs the added cost/complexity?
Well said, this product is useless in my opinion.

You can't go wrong sticking with OEM stuff
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I use something like the link below. It is actually supposed to be used on boats to change oil but it works great on cars as well. Just stick it down your dipstick and it sucks the oil out. I have used this for year on many of my cars and have removed the drain plug at the end a few times to see what comes out. Hardly anything is left just a few drops once you use this and change your oil filter.



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/\/\ you still have to go under the car to R&R the filter
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It's a ball valve. Widely used in industry for the better part of forever. Pretty much leakproof and reliable as gravity. The nice thing about this one is that it has a spring-loaded handle so that you have to intentionally activate it- it isn't about to open on its own. And if you're worried about it loosening up and falling out, you should have the same concern for your drain plug, because they're both held in by the same mechanism. For that matter, this device gets put in once, so less chance of stripping threads, forgetting the gasket, etc. And you can always safety wire it in place. I do that to all of my vehicles anyway:


As far as that suck-it-out-through-the-dipstick-tube gizmo, have you ever removed the oil pan from a vehicle? Ever wonder where the sludge and particulates wind up? Any crap in the bottom of the pan is far more likely to get swept out through the drain hole (conveniently located at the lowest point in the pan, wonder why?) than it is to be drawn up through a tube that won't likely get completely to the bottom of the pan.

Which brings me to my one reservation about the Quickvalve. It appears to be kind of restrictive. Notice how the oil gushes out all over the guy's hand in the video? The "Quick"Valve looks to have half the diameter (so about a quarter of the cross-sectional area) of the hole it screws into. So no fast flow to sweep out the gunk in the bottom of the pan.

I'd say it's a nice idea if you don't like getting your hands dirty and fishing the plug out of the pan when you drop it because you just got scalded by hot oil.

Not a fantastic piece of can't-live-without-it hardware, but not a bad thing, either.
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