Most people are familiar with Fumoto Valve, but I thought I'd make a post in regards to another option in the market with the ValvoMax
product. This option fits both the 2.5 and 2.4L Turbo oil pans without any trouble, as well as many other Subaru models. I personally like this product because the design is very robust having many points of redunancy to reduce the risks of leaking. I haven't heard of any cases of Fumoto valve failures, but my engineering brain really likes this design better. Anyways, it is super simple to install and use and gives you full control of the flow of oil that comes from the pan (obviosuly this isn't important to a lot of people). If the check ball were to fail somehow, it would stay in the closed position. If that were to leak, there is a tight seal on inside the twist on cap. If that were to fail, there is an additional seal around the base of the cap. The cap protrudes maybe 1/2 more than the standard oil pan bolt, so no significant risks of anything hitting it.
I've used this on my Legacy for 7 years now with 0 issues and a lot of super easy oil changes. (My arms are long enough that I don't need to jack up the car!) This is extremely easy to install on the Outback because many people could crawl under without jacking up the car at all.
Not trying to convince anyone that this is a "better" product, but there is very little info/talk about it compared to Fumoto, so I figure I'd bring some attention to it!
First oil change on the '23 Outback. Oil flavor of the day was Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0w-20 - $15 per 5 quarts after rebate.
Some pictures below to show what it looks like installed.