Fumoto oil drain valve help!

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What year do you have? That's strange because my Valvomax is M12-1.75 (Just checked my order history) and I have the tow package on my 2019 and had no issues.
Mine is a 2020 Texas Edition with tow package. I wish I could have taken more time and taken pictures, and or had a micrometer. I pulled the getto micrometer out though and set an adjustable wrench on the Fumoto showing about 12mm diameter and then moved to my stock plug and it seemed like it was about a 10mm, but certainly smaller diameter. I'm perplexed. I had about 30 minutes or less before I had to get to work so I just had to throw the stock back in and now I gotta wait another 4 months or so to even investigate further. Absolutely everything that I have found online so far says M12 1.75 so I just don't know my next step

I suppose there is the slight chance that I simply got frustrated trying to thread it in a weird position? Or that mine was mispackaged and mislabeled? but I am almost certain after putting the wrench on them that they were about 1-2mm different in diameter. I really wish that I hadn't been so rushed that I had to abandon my investigation and just get the damn oil change done.
 

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Fumoto F107N with LC-10 lever clip FN-Series Engine. This is the one I got for my 2019 Exp. The Ford dealer removed it and claimed it may cost oil compression issue craps lol.​

 

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Have you ever considered using something like a Mityvac to suck the oil out through the dip stick? Very easy to use and no crawling underneath. First time I used it I pulled the drain plug to see what was left and it was just drips. Flip a valve lever and pump the fluid into another container to dispose of or take the unit into the auto parts store and pump into their container.

 

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Fumoto F107N with LC-10 lever clip FN-Series Engine. This is the one I got for my 2019 Exp. The Ford dealer removed it and claimed it may cost oil compression issue craps lol.​

Really.........many of these service techs are only good at writing RO's and lack the knowledge of mechanical skills. I ask mine pertent questions and left him dumb founded. His background before Writing RO's was office equipment repair a year prior to being a Service Writer. My thought on the drain valve is liability. If it is not a factory part they get quicey and give some bad advice without doing any research.
 
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Have you ever considered using something like a Mityvac to suck the oil out through the dip stick? Very easy to use and no crawling underneath. First time I used it I pulled the drain plug to see what was left and it was just drips. Flip a valve lever and pump the fluid into another container to dispose of or take the unit into the auto parts store and pump into their container.

I bought one of those and it will not work with this motor. The dipstick does not go to the bottom of the pan, it stops in a screen protected side cavity that will leaver about 2 quarts of oil in the pan. It's a bummer. works fine for my other 2 cars.
 

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… My thought on the drain valve is liability. If it is not a factory part they get quicey and give some bad advice without doing any research.
This begs the question: who is doing the oil change on the vehicle?

If you are taking it in for a service; ford (dealership) is changing the oil, so you wouldn’t put in a valve. If it’s a quick-lube…we’ll, I’m not sure that putting in a valve helps there, and just makes the chance of a screw up go through the roof.

So, it’s because the owner is doing it. It’s likely that someone who does that has added other ‘mods’ which could be warranty-voiding. Conversely, there are laws in place to protect the consumer agains false warrant denials because of an unrelated modification.

However, there’s always a risk. There are generally (off the thumb wild ass guess) very few engine failures in modern engines, but there are some very illinformed ‘professionals’ who will deny any kind of claim because of the air freshener - this lack of education and skill seems to be escalating at an exponential rate.

(Edit. I have the fumito valve for the past 3 oil changes, and do my own - except for the first one at the dealer which was free).
 
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Some services apparently require them to drain the oil. Pretty sure my cam phaser service included all new oil. I could see a dealership not wanting to reinstall a drain valve at that point because if it fails, well, they (re)installed it and they could be held liable. I'd just take my stock drain valve in though and let them use it and make sure I get my quick valve back and on the next oil change I'd swap it back out.

I'd buy that line, but they shouldn't feel the need to feed me a bunch of BS about it.
 

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I like to buy one but have a 2020 with tow package. Hesitate if for some reason the 2020 have a different size plug? Everything I researched shows its a M12-1.75. I like the 107SX so you can position it where you want it.
 
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