Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

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Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby Halden » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Get your self one of these quick drains. I've put them on all my vehicles and drain straight into a jug. Especially convenient if you by the one with the Nipple (F-105N) on the end as I have done here. Get yourself some 3/8 hose, a suitable hose clamp, and if your like me spray some hi-tack in there and on the fitting. Let it dry a bit and put it together. It'll never drip should some residual oil stick in there. None of mine leak a drop. I clip the hose up and out of the way when I'm done.

I got my dad on board with these too as well as a few friends.

I've also debated putting one up on the filter base to drain the filter, but sealing and proper orientation would be an issue.
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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby puttputtinpup » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:04 am

Looks good!

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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby Darby » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:32 am

What do you do about the mess from the filter?
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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby Halden » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:27 pm

Darby wrote:What do you do about the mess from the filter?


I usually stuff a rag/towel up around it and undo the filter quickly. Though there are three plugs that access the oil filter base. I am sure one is intended to drain the filter. But it's threaded into aluminum. Next change I'll take it out and check the thread size... It may be worth it in the end. Not Isuzu's best design orienting the filter like that.
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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby puttputtinpup » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 pm

Darby wrote:What do you do about the mess from the filter?

When used to change my oil, I'd jack up my truck on the left side so the oil that came out if my filter when loosened it would drain away from the block and over the outer edge if the filter/cooler base. I still had a mess to wipe up, not as bad. If I met my truck sit overnight and change the oil in the morning, sometimes there wouldn't be any oil from the filter anyway.

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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:05 am

Paul suggested punching a hole in the top of the filter several hours before changing oil (best with the engine still warm). It would be a scary thing to forget about this and go for a drive, but it works great for reducing the mess.

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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby Halden » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:12 pm

I personally have never had a problem with just rags and moving quickly. Just be ready to hurry and tip it upside down, also push down lightly while unscrewing if you have an anti drainback valve in the filter. It helps oil to stay in, then when you know you're off flip.

I'd be curious for someone to try undoing the large main plug to drain it. I can't remember what is routed where on that filter base...
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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby JLEMOND » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:46 pm

Halden wrote:I personally have never had a problem with just rags and moving quickly. Just be ready to hurry and tip it upside down, also push down lightly while unscrewing if you have an anti drainback valve in the filter. It helps oil to stay in, then when you know you're off flip.

I'd be curious for someone to try undoing the large main plug to drain it. I can't remember what is routed where on that filter base...


YEP WHAT JACK SAID , PAUL SAID , , BEFORE YOU UNSCREW THE FILTER , TAKE A LONG PHILLIPS SCREW DRIVER AND PUNCH A COUPLE OF HOLES IN THE TOP OF THE FILTER LEAVE THE DRAIN PAIN UNDER THE TRUCK WITH THE DRAIN PLUG OUT , WITH THE ENG WARM AND THE NEXT MORN THE FILTER WILL BE 99% DRY , WHEN IT IS FULL IT WILL CREATE AN AIR LOCK AND MAKE IT SLOW AND OH SO MESSEY TO DRAIN

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Re: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Postby Halden » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:02 pm

I will point out in this picture I hadn't wiped up any oil! Except the bottom of the pan.
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