Great! I have them on all my cars for almost 10 years in a row....There are tons of threads about Fumoto valves.
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FWIW- Fumoto claims their valves have been granted "Genuine Parts" status by Subaru but according to Subaru of America that is not the case.
I have found the slower drain is not an issue. The first thing I do is put the hose on the Fumoto and secure to my drain pan. Open Fumoto then I do the oil filter and check all other fluid levels except of course the transmission. By then the oil has drained, close Fumoto and refill with new oil.I have had a Fumoto on the last 4 of my vehicles and is the very first thing I do when I get a vehicle. I have always been afraid of stripping the threads in the pan and the Fumoto is the perfect remedy for that. The only negative I can say is that it does drain slower than if you had the OEM bolt. Other than that, they are great.
The Subaru Drain plug uses a compression ring. The first time and only time you install a Fumoto valve do you install a compression ring along with the Fumoto?I've installed them on the last four vehicles I've owned. Haven't got one for the OB yet since I just bought it. No problems with clearance or any concern of it opening on its own.
However, you order the Fumoto valves online. Never seen any in the store or dealer. It makes changing the oil easy and clean for me as I do my own servicing.
NODoes this at all interfere with the primative skid plates?