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Old 07-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY oil change

In g-2 mods and tech issues (I still haven't figured out to copy a post from g-2 to g-1) there is some discussion about the fumoto oil drain valve (gilbertguy reply to capsmp with link to fumoto oil valve).

Part number appears to F-106N (N designates with nipple), with size listed as 14mm, 1.5.

The thread includes discussion about torquing the original drain plug and use of crush washers (14mm crush washer / 18mm for cvt)

Is there a different size fumoto valve for the cvt, or does 14mm work for both mt & cvt oil pans?

Does the brass valve pose a bi-metalic corrosion problem against the magnesium oil pan?

Will the fiber gasket discussed in that thread serve as a di-electric protector?

Sounds like a good device, are the G-1 owners using this?

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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#4 Yes, there are numerous G1'ers that have installed them.

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Does the brass valve pose a bi-metalic corrosion problem against the magnesium oil pan?

Will the fiber gasket discussed in that thread serve as a di-electric protector?
Dissimilar metal electrolysis requires a conducting electrolyte between the two metals. The oil between the two metals is an electrical insulator, so electrolysis shouldn't be a problem.
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Thanks for posting the part #.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default First oil change w/Fumoto valve

I performed my first oil change with the Fumoto valve installed yesterday. I don't plan on removing it any time soon!! Made things much easier and less messy.
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I put my fumoto valve on during my last oil change, and it looks like it will be a great help for future changes.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just received my Fumoto's for the Civic and the Jetta. Great Ebay seller!!!

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Do your pre-order spec check first, tho!
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Yes, love my fumoto valve on my 2002 CVT! I cheat and leave a length of hose attached to the nipple and can reach down from the top of the engine and do the whole oil change without crawling around or removing the under-car aero panels! Sweet! I might have gotten lucky with the angle of the valve and being able reach the lever.
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Dissimilar metal electrolysis requires a conducting electrolyte between the two metals. The oil between the two metals is an electrical insulator, so electrolysis shouldn't be a problem.
A picky point - where the thread of the pan meets the thread of the valve there is an electrical connection. But I don't think that it matters in this situation, at least nobody had brought it up as a problem - yet.
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A picky point - where the thread of the pan meets the thread of the valve there is an electrical connection. But I don't think that it matters in this situation, at least nobody had brought it up as a problem - yet.
Somebody suggested to get the extension, so I did. Good advice. Get the extension piece along with the valve.
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