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Is anyone using a Fumoto oil valve (presumably the nipple version would be required) to change oil without removing the sump guard?

If so is this a success?

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I use the non-nipple version - works well. I have to take the sump guard off to change oil.
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We have them on all out Subaru's. My wife's car has a second one on the 4EAT.
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Being 'time poor' am currently haveing my OB serviced by a mechanic. Not sure I want to pay for labour to remove and re-fit every 7 weeks.

If I fit the nipple version I will probably do alternate services myself - ie when the oil filter isn't being changed.

Speaking of which, does the sump guard need to come off to replace the filter?
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I'm not sure that the nipple version would clear the sump guard on my Foz. Have to remove the guard on the Foz to get the oil filter.
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Do you have the stock plastic or aftermarket sump guard?
It's very easy with a aftermarket sumpguard as it's just 4 bolts
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Do you have the stock plastic or aftermarket sump guard?
It's very easy with a aftermarket sumpguard as it's just 4 bolts
Had the Subaxtreme guard fitted in Goulburn about 6 weeks ago. Has already saved my 'belly' - I mean head - on one nasty rock crossing on the road into the Dig Tree on Coopers Creek!
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then whether nippled or not you will need to remove the sumpguard to change the oil & filter. I change the oil on my XT without needing to jack up the car, one advantage of being skinny!
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I have the non-nipple fitted and have to remove the alloy sump to access it. I had my car with the mechanic for a major service last week and the guy was amazed: he'd never seen one.
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You bottomed out in a Forester going to the Dig Tree? Wow, something must have happened to that track. In 97 I made it- slowly- in my lowered Falcon- fitted with sump guard. I hit quite a number of small rocks with the sump guard, but at that time a Forester would have made it through easily.


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Had the Subaxtreme guard fitted in Goulburn about 6 weeks ago. Has already saved my 'belly' - I mean head - on one nasty rock crossing on the road into the Dig Tree on Coopers Creek!
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