PRESS PACK SHEET 4 –
Quick Benefits and Features
What are the main benefits of the engine oil drain
With the Fumoto engine oil drain valve you can change
your engine oil following a simple sequence that is cleaner, quicker and
easier than traditional methods.
Fitting the valve is simplicity itself as it screws
in place of the traditional sump plug. Once fitted, it remains in place
on your vehicle so a frozen drain plug, replacement washers and stripped
threads are eliminated forever. What’s more, the one-touch operation of
the valve prevents wasted time fumbling to release awkward sump plugs;
in fact it requires no tools for day-to-day operation which ultimately
means a much faster and easier oil change each and every time.
The traditional risk of scalding when draining oil is
also reduced as hot oil can drain without coming into contact with your
skin, so you won’t need to get messy hands or clothes.
The valves are also designed to provide a
controllable, steady flow of oil which means you can choose how and
where the oil drains to reduce mess even further. The valves come in a
choice of fittings: opt for a nipple design and you can drain your oil
via piping directly into your waste receptacle.
When it comes to refilling your engine with oil, you
can easily drain off any excess if you accidentally overfill. Never
again will you need to correct the error by draining the whole engine or
starting the process again.
By fitting a Fumoto engine oil drain valve, you will
spend less time under your vehicle, reduce the risk of creating a messy
driveway or floor and, ultimately, save on workshop time and expense.
What are the main features of the engine oil drain valve?
The Fumoto engine oil drain valve is made of corrosion-resistant forged brass
and stainless steel. The ball valve design provides a controllable, steady flow
for efficient drainage and a perfect seal when closed.
The ball valve design is the same as used in pressurized gas applications. Every
valve is constructed to exacting specifications and each valve is tested for air
tightness before it leaves the factory.
The Fumoto engine oil drain valve has also been tested and granted ‘Genuine
Part’ status by six major motor vehicle manufacturers* in Japan. To gain the
approval of these manufacturers the valves were subjected to temperatures as low
as -40°C. They endured 336 hours of salt spray and thousands of opening and
closing operations and still worked perfectly. These approvals were not granted
easily and gaining them was a testimony to the quality and durability of the
The valve's simple but effective locking system requires two distinct actions to
open it and its heavy-duty construction will withstand any engine vibration.
The valves are about 10mm longer than a standard sump plug. For many engines the
oil drain hole is on the side of the sump and so the extra length has no effect
on ground clearance. Sizes are available to fit most cars, motorbikes, vans,
trucks, tractors and buses.
Over 7 million engine oil drain valves have been sold worldwide in the past
twenty years so the product has an established pedigree with a proven track
record for safety, durability and reliability. You can confidently expect your
drain valve to outlast your vehicle.