Dumping your sump plug may not be as crazy as it sounds – changing oil just got easier…
Fed up with a messy oil change, stripped or frozen sump threads? Quick Valve UK Ltd has the solution! We have just been appointed sole distributors of the world-renowned Fumoto Oil Drain Valve for the automotive after-sales market across Europe.
Technical Director, Richard Griffiths, explains: "The valve allows a much easier oil change. It's
designed to replace the engine sump plug in cars and lorries; quite simply it
uses a ball valve mechanism which means no mess and less hassle when changing
your engine oil. It also speeds up the whole process of servicing vehicles."
Fitting one of the valves to your vehicle is easy as it 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. In fact, it's so simple many vehicles can have their oil changed without the need for getting under the vehicle at all.
"The valve also removes the risk of stripping the sump thread; it simply won't
drip oil so you'll never need to risk over-tightening the sump plug or fit new washers. Conduct a clean oil change first time every time and easily drain away any surplus oil (or take oil samples) without having to drain the whole engine. Regular oil changes will save money by helping to extend the life of your engine and now you can do it free of any trouble," says Richard Griffiths.
The oil drain valves are the patented design of Fumoto Engineering of Japan; over 7 million valves have been sold worldwide but never before have they been sold directly to the automotive after-sales market within Europe.
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.
Despite the recession Managing Director, Mark O'Hanlon, is confident there is a strong market for the product:
"The valves bring a benefit to anyone who services their own car, motorbike, van or lorry, whether that's
as a DIY mechanic, motor sport participant or fleet owner where reducing
workshop time will bring a tangible time or cost benefit."
Quick Valve UK Ltd is a mail order company based in the UK. Find out more from our website which has just been launched and is ready to take orders: www.quickvalve.co.uk.