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.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?
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.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.
Is the "little metal piece" you refer to the aluminium crush washer?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.