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A Quick Valve™ breakthrough keeps London cabbies on the move

London's black cab drivers have cause for celebration as Quick Valve UK Ltd announces an after-market enhancement to the diesel engine used in the popular Metrocab and TX range of black cab vehicles.

For many years drivers of these cars have complained about the premature deterioration of their engine sump plug threads. This has made regular servicing of the vehicles time consuming and fraught with the danger of the plug failing altogether when removed. Obtaining a replacement part has also been far from easy due to the widespread nature of the problem.

Quick Valve UK Ltd is the sole European after-market valve distributor of the Fumoto oil drain valve. The Quick Valve™ simply replaces the standard sump plug and allows for a cleaner, quicker and easier oil change and is now available in sizes to fit all black cabs.

Fitting one of the valves to the vehicle is easy as Technical Director, Richard Griffiths, explains: “The valve screws in place of the traditional sump plug. It then takes the struggle and mess out of changing your engine oil as, unlike a sump plug which is removed every oil change, the valve stays in place to simplify servicing; you don't even need to use any tools. Simply follow a four-step process of: unlocking the retaining lever; rotating the lever; allowing the oil to drain; closing the lever. It's as easy as that.”

No mess, no hassle and no tools are required. Less workshop time means a serviced vehicle can return to the road much quicker, reducing the bills and increasing revenue.

Managing Director, Mark O'Hanlon, explains: “The oil drain valves are the patented design of Fumoto Engineering of Japan; over 7 million valves have been sold worldwide. They are suitable for being fitted to most vehicles and the valves even have the proud distinction of having been granted 'genuine part' status by leading car manufacturers Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu, Toyota, Subaru and Nissan. This is a huge testimony to the reliability and durability of the product.”

The Quick Valve™ provides a practical solution to a longstanding problem and can be purchased from Quick Valve UK Ltd, a mail order company based in the UK, from as little as £19.97 from the company's website:

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