Fumato Oil Drain Plug Is Junk
pcschulz at comcast.net
Mon Apr 5 10:14:56 EDT 2004
How can you be sure that its the part and not the installation?
I have them on all three of my Audis and have had no issues what so ever....
Most of the S car owners use them and there have been few if any
complaints, other than yours and Brett's
Did you use a crush or the supplied fiber washer when you installed the Fumoto?
When I installed the Fumoto on my 200s, the valve handle was in an
inconvenient position, so I used a crush washer instead of the supplied
Your continued issues with drain plugs might mean that you have damaged
threads on the oil pan...
and if the valve leaks ( it IS a ball valve) there likely is some
contaminant preventing it from sealing.
At 05:28 AM 4/5/2004, you wrote:
>I posted here back in Sept. 2003 about switching to the Fumato oil drain
>after going through 3 oil drain plugs.
>I had a 2 qt leak and checked the plug and it was hand loose. I
>tightened it back with a crescent wrench as you cant get a regular
>wrench around it. It doesnt seem to be a standard size and is a weird
>shape. It also seems lie there is not enough threads to tighten it
>properly. When I remove it I will compare the depth to the OEM plug. The
>dealer put it on at my 105,000 mile oil change. I keep my book stamped
>which is the ONLY time I go to the dealer. The mechanic had to destroy
>my 3rd oil drain plug because he could not get it off. I had the Fumato
>sitting on a shelf at home for over a year because I had been hesitant
>about using it, FOR GOOD REASON. I am at 108,000 now.
>I did an oil and filter change and tightened the Fumato the best I
>could, It still leaks out of te "closed" drain hole. I have ordered the
>original plug and will do another oil and filter change when it arrives.
>I use Mobil 1 so it is not cheap. I guess that I will have a spare oil
>drain plug on the shelf now at all times and probably just use a new one
>with each oil change.
>Brett was right in his post in Sept. about the Fumato. It is junk! Also
>our car is fairly low to the ground anyway and road debris or whatever
>can cause damage to the low hanging Fumato junk plug and make oil leak
>Where can I get this innie plug the Porsche 944 uses? What is the part
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