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Mkay, I'll play.

Once on there's no reason to remove it. Eventually it will break down, albeit very slowly and over quite a few years, and then you replace it.
 

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I had one on Kaylee. Installed in 2008. Started looking "wet" around 2015. Still wet looking in 2018, but doesn't actually drip off the oil pan.

Put one on MAl when I got him, gonna put one on green as well.

I'd guess it needs replacement every 5-10 years depending on how much it weeps/how much it bothers you to have a oil damp oil pan.
 

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Sorry should explained better.
Took the fumoto valve off my 2011 Outback when I traded it in for a 2018 Outback.
Wont to know if the fumoto gasket can be reused on the 2018 Outback or does it require a new gasket?
 

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I'd get a new one.
 

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Sorry should explained better.
Took the fumoto valve off my 2011 Outback when I traded it in for a 2018 Outback.
Wont to know if the fumoto gasket can be reused on the 2018 Outback or does it require a new gasket?
I personally never used the blue gasket when I first install the Fumoto. Instead I used a factory washer torqued to 30lbs. It's been on there for a couple of years and doesn't leak.

I suppose the only real concern is that perhaps that the factory washer starts to rust (I think it's a mild steel) and I have to replace it sometime next decade but I'm banking on this being a lifetime installation.

I think it's kind of funny that the Fumoto is designed and marketed to outlast the life of your car but their washer not so much.
 
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