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So if you loose that hose connector...no way to be able to trigger the valve to release oil?
Also to stop the release/flow of oil, you have to turn the conector out.




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I can't figure out how I've survived 50 years of 100% DIY hot oil changes on countless cars, trucks, bikes, tractors, and lawn equipment. Never any sort of 'patent' oil drain valve; never burned, stripped threads, oil all over the place, etc (IOW, 'no drama'). Literally seconds to painlessly R&R a drain plug (with a ~6" socket extension).

I must be doing something wrong (?) :unsure:

IMO the single biggest advancement for DIY oil changes in those 50 years:
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Ran the [Amazon] link through for a'19 Ridgeline and it tells me it doesn't fit!
If you must have one, try the manufacture's site for proper size for the application, same delivered price without enriching Amazon
(I'm not guaranteeing the fit OR the product)
 
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Oh. I’ve never used any of these devices. And Ive never had a problem with a drain plug. Just saw it and figured I would throw it out there for comments. 👍🏻

I haven’t done my first oil change yet. Prob just pull the drain plug. And put it back. 😂. Keep it simple!
 

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These devices definitely make changing the oil neater and possibly cleaner. I did my initial oil change today and with very little clearance between the drain plug and exposure below the framework, the Valvomax and the Stahlbus have an advantage over the Fumoto drain valve. I believe the Stahlbus with the cap on protrudes the least of the three.
 

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I installed the Stahlbus on my Ridgeline when I did the first oil change. Haven't done an oil change since (at 70% oil life currently), but I think it'll be easy and mess free. I have the Fumoto on other vehicles since their first oil change. Two of them are 2005's and the other is a 2009. Zero issues.
 

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I have Lifetime Free Oil Changes, State Inspections and Powertrain warranty (includes engine, transmission and AWD system) so I don’t have to worry about that thankfully.
 
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Just changed the oil and filter on my gen 1 yesterday. The drain plug is not the problem. I haven't figured out a way to remove the filter without getting oil pouring out over my hand. And the frame.
 

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Just changed the oil and filter on my gen 1 yesterday. The drain plug is not the problem. I haven't figured out a way to remove the filter without getting oil pouring out over my hand. And the frame.
I learned from the forums on this site about placing a plastic sandwich bag over the filter after breaking it off seat to spin-off and it worked amazingly well. Try it, you will like it too. Just take your time spinning it off.
 

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Why would you not get Fumoto valve?
In my opinion, the Fumoto valve is too exposed to being hit by road debris kicked up from the tires or items accidentally run over. I didn’t put one on until I got a skid plate installed. Many years ago, before they developed the lock for the valve, I had one open while driving on the freeway after hitting a piece of a truck tire tread.
 

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Never had an issue with my Fumoto valve. It sits high enough for me that its protected by the oil pan. Seems like a 1:1,000,000 shot it would be hit or damaged by road debris.
 

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I have foregone all the drain valve fun the last few years and just got a MityVac 7.4 litre model. I needed one for my boat and Sea-Doo and then started using it on the VWs my wife and son owned. I always found I could truly get all the oil out with the pump and for top mounted oil filters i.e. VW and Subaru it is a true no brainer.

With the fairly easy access to the RL oil filter, this is just a simpler and cleaner way to go. My 2020 G2 and wife's 2018 Hyundai Tucson still have the original factory over torqued drain bolts and gaskets as they are 'pump out' only.

No judging but just saying...
 

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I put one on my 2018 RTL-E. For me it works great. No mess especially when i am laying on my back under the vehicle. As others have said, it does a little longer to drain the oil. For me it is not an issue as i usually rotate the tires while the oil is draining.

My biggest issue is getting the darn oil filter off without spilling oil all over the place. :mad:
 

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I put one on my 2018 RTL-E. For me it works great. No mess especially when i am laying on my back under the vehicle. As others have said, it does a little longer to drain the oil. For me it is not an issue as i usually rotate the tires while the oil is draining.

My biggest issue is getting the darn oil filter off without spilling oil all over the place. :mad:

A lot of suggestions in this thread.
 
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