Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter
Replaces the drain plug in the oil sump with a brass locking valve
I just installed a Fumoto valve on my Mazdaspeed Miata during a regular oil change and thought I would add some additional comments to the two reviews already on here. Fumoto now realizes you need the extension adaptor and prompts you to add that to your cart when you buy the valve. The Miata drain plug is recessed so you need this short extension to clear the recess. You can install the adaptor on the valve and then install both as one piece, in fact that makes it easier since you will have some oil still seeping out of the drain when you thread the device in. One thing that concerned me was how far below the car the drain would extend, as it is no worries the frame right behind the device turns out to actually be lower so there is not much of a chance of this valve getting ripped off by a speed bump or road debris. A few caveats about the valve: 1. In my case the lever wound up facing away from the front of the car so you have to move it by "feel" rather than actually looking at it. Obviously make SURE you have the valve closed before you start adding oil and certainly before you start the car 2. It takes a fair amount of force to move the lever, it's not a bad idea to exercise it a bit first before you install it but it will still be hard to move the lever as it is small and the edges are sharp. 3. Quick Drain is relative - I had already installed one of these on another car and what I found out is because the drain hole is so much smaller the oil takes a LOT longer to drain, count on about 15 minutes to fully drain the pan. Overall I am very happy with the product, it is kind of expensive for what it is, but I had also installed the Thompson remote oil filter kit so now changing the oil in my car is 1000% less messy and takes all of 25 minutes, including waiting for the oil to drain and cleanup of the plastic pan, putting the oil in a recycle container, etc. I plan on installing a 3rd on on my Integra so I guess you can say I am sold on this product!
Under 5 minutes to remove
Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter
Fumoto Drain Valve
Fantastic, but you will need the adaptor, too.
This is a wonderful, wonderful invention, beautifully crafted, that works exactly as described. Draining the oil is now a breeze. I am nuts about this gizmo. After I got it I walked the halls in my office, showing the device to anyone with even the slightest interest in cars. I can't praise it enough. But you will need the adaptor to make it fit. (I needed it on my '92 and the other reviewer needed it on his M2.) Buy it at http://www.fumotovalve.com/
Under 30 minutes to remove completely
Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter
Install this valve and you can drain your engine oil without tools and without mess. Just lift the lever of this solid brass ball valve and give it a quarter turn to open it. Return the lever to its original position and it locks closed, double sealed to prevent leakage
The valve model listed for the Miata, F106, does not work with a 2000 Miata because it hits the side of the oil pan before getting tight. I have ordered an adapter ADP106, not listed for any Mazda and will see if that makes it installable and still have enough thread engagement.
Under 5 minutes to remove
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