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Old 08-30-2007, 10:15 AM   #11
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Digging this back up so I can do a 5,000 mile report with the valve! I installed it on August 3rd...drove 5,000 miles and did my first oil change.

The fitment is great. It threaded right in and didn't require any special gaskets. The directions said to not tighten it more than 1/4 turn with a wrench past the tighest you can take it with your fingers. Since it'* brass, that seemed reasonable...but I went more! I probably took it 1/2 turn with the wrench.

It only sticks out 1/2" past the conventional drian plug. I have the lever positioned in the "up" position so there'* less of a chance of it opening accidentally.

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It seems to flow very well. I have very little concern about it leaving residual oil in pan since it'* not restrictive.

IMO, this is $25 well spent. The best part is - it'* a very clean oil change!
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vital49.... you Control arm is Wet with something


Looks good, but im happy with $0.12 gloves and free bolt
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Ya, that'* rain water. It was POURING yesterday when I was doing the oil change.

And, BTW, that'* not a Bonnie! That'* a 2004 Honda Civic!
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I tried the fram sure drain for a bit, didnt like it went back to the magnetic oil drain plug.

This is a neat idea however I would be scared of hitting something in the road and flipping that valve open.
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I also like the idea, and it'* not for me.

Any amount of the valve that sticks up into the pan is oil left in the pan. As it is..our bonne pans leave about 1/4" to 3/8" of oil in the pan with each drain.
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