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How many have this product? I have been thinking about getting one for all our vehicles. Seems like it would save time and keep the mess down. Where is the least expensive place to get them?
 

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Oil drain valve

After the local Honda dealer stripped the threads out of my oil pan
they had to replace it at their expence.
So it wouldn't happen again I bought the Fram oil drain plug and
was able to pick it up at a Canadian Tire store as it fits most Hondas.
It works great and have had no problems with it.
 

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I've been using the Fram oil drain plug for years on the Insight and it works well. I used the Fumoto oil drain plug on my previous car and it is more convenient to use because it has no loose parts but it does cost a lot more.
 

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Hi Resist,

I have used these valves on four different cars and love them. You install it and then NEVER have to worry about over-tightening, stripped threads, etc. Just flip the lever to drain, flip back to close. None of mine have ever leaked, dripped, or given me any problems.

There is at least one thread and maybe more in the Mods section that goes into much more detail including installation. I did not remove the outer plate on my pan when I put it on but probably would now based on the reports from some others.

As you can tell, I highly recommend this upgrade! 8)
 

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bringing this one back up because I just bought one and used discount code "YM4" for a 10% discount (no idea how long this is good for) at QuickOilDrainValve.com
 

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I just bought a pair. One for the CRV and one for the Insight. I got the one with a nipple for the Insight and am planning on running attaching a hose to the valve and out to the side of the plastic shield in hopes I won't have to remove it for the next oil change.
 

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with the hose on it you put a drain pan under the end of the hose and reach over the top of the engine to open the valve. no muss, no fuss!
 

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bringing this one back up because I just bought one and used discount code "YM4" for a 10% discount (no idea how long this is good for) at QuickOilDrainValve.com
Just wanted to let you know that 2 years later, the coupon code still works. Thanks!
 

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Oil changes do not require lifting the car now and that takes all the hassle out of the procedure, untill it is oil filter time:mad:
 

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kind of an older thread, but need to know if I need to buy an adapter for our insight and how many people are using the nipple attachment with a drain hose?
 

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Their Website says it just fits. I recommend the one with the nipple, although I don't have it yet.
 

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I just got mine for $25.95. It's $22.95 plus $3 shipping to where I am in the states from lubricationspecialist.com I got the F106N so I have the nipple too. I've played with the valve a bit, it's slick. I worked it about 50 times each way to loosen it up a bit so that way I don't need to wrench the lever to change my oil. I plan on taking in-service samples to find my OCI using oil analysis and trying to find the best brand of oil to use for the long haul. I have a feeling that Pennzoil Platinum 0w20 will be my ending choice but testing will tell, I've got a 6 quart case of Mobil 1 so that's first with the tests.

I didn't get the adapter because I did a search and apparently you can take the little plastic/nylon spacer out and just use the gasket that comes with the Fumoto and it works. I'll be changing my oil soon since I need to in order to make the swap.
 

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kind of an older thread, but need to know if I need to buy an adapter for our insight and how many people are using the nipple attachment with a drain hose?
No adapter needed. But be sure to remove and discard the little metal piece that sits between the stock drain plug and the pan. You need to remove that so that you have enough thread contact for the Futmoto to tighten all the way. I've got one with the nipple attached to a drain hose. I love it. Like others have said in this thread, with this setup, you don't need to get under the car every other oil change. Very nice. I've been using Fumoto valves for about 5 years and for about 3 years on the Insight. Very nice.
 

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Love that Fumoto

I have owned my 2001 Insight for almost 2 years. I added the Fumoto valve shortly after I purchased it, having seen the info on this site. Mine has the nipple and I attached a short lenth of hose, super simple oil changes, never have to remove any of the underpan pieces. Also don't understand all the carping about oil filter change, seems pretty simple with the air intake stuff removed. Recently sent an oil sample in for analysis to Blackstone. With 108,000 miles on the engine the report was excellent, very little wear showing up in the oil. I change my oil every 8,000, and filter every 16,000, with Mobil 1.
 

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i will look for the little metal piece when i put the valve in.

do you guys really go 16k miles before changing the filter?

I thought i read that right in the service manual but thought i was a tard and reading it wrong.

and your able to reach the filter from the top without getting oil all over the place?

what kind of hose is everyone using?

sorry for all the questions.
 

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I have owned my 2001 Insight for almost 2 years. I added the Fumoto valve shortly after I purchased it, having seen the info on this site. Mine has the nipple and I attached a short lenth of hose, super simple oil changes, never have to remove any of the underpan pieces. Also don't understand all the carping about oil filter change, seems pretty simple with the air intake stuff removed. Recently sent an oil sample in for analysis to Blackstone. With 108,000 miles on the engine the report was excellent, very little wear showing up in the oil. I change my oil every 8,000, and filter every 16,000, with Mobil 1.
Do you have your oil report posted anywhere online? I use Blackstone and will be pulling my first sample soon and will post mine. bryankwalton has his posted on BITOG and I'll be posting mine there too. I'm not sure if I'll post it here because it seems that nobody here does oil analysis but I'm interested in comparing wear numbers. I'm especially interested in the iron PPM based on bryan's numbers and I'll be able to compare it with mine too when I change mine out. This run will only be about 3,000 miles if the previous owner didn't lie about changing it very close to the time I bought the car. I'll get a start with a 7500 mile or so changes and then ramp up from there based on the results, possibly doing an analysis at 7500, then 10k, and so on until I can figure out where I want to set my OCI and probably do a yearly oil and filter change when the weather changes in the spring. I might be doing 15,000 mile runs like I do in my Prizm but using synthetic I'll likely do better than with the 15k on conventional that looked pretty good with wear being nearly nothing based on a PPM per 1k mile count, effectively single digit wear with a 4 digit change. I'm interested in how my Insight fares.
 

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No adapter needed. But be sure to remove and discard the little metal piece that sits between the stock drain plug and the pan. You need to remove that so that you have enough thread contact for the Futmoto to tighten all the way.
Is the "little metal piece" you refer to the aluminium crush washer?

I have a 2010 I2 and just installed a Fumoto this past weekend. I used a new aluminum crush washer rather than the fiber washer that came with the Fumoto and it seems to work fine. The aluminum washer is only very slightly thicker than the fiber washer, not nearly enough difference to affect the thread contact. Maybe the I1s are different.
 
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