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Oil drain valve

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After changing my oil this weekend I would like to make future changes easier and less messy. Does anyone have experience with an oil drain valve? What's your opinion?

Here is a short article on one:

Fram also makes one called the SureDRAIN:
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The Japanese unit looks to be well built, I tried a Fram Sure Drain on my Jeep and the washer leaked. The only potential problem I see is leaving a few ml of dirty oil where the threads reach up into the pan and there will be a small pool of oil that sits below the threads and does not enter the orafice, if the orafice is flush with the inner wall of the pan then this is not a concern. This would be easy to measure. One other point, the flow with the sure drain was extremely slow, I like the fast flow for speed and better flushing of the pan. I notice in the pictures what seems a rather slow flow as opposed to the fast stream of an open bolt system.

I have solved the mess problem with a wide mouth catch pan with a capped pour spout and an anti splash rim, I also use a $6.00 large metal drip pan under all this. I only recycle oil once a year or longer by pouring all oil into a large 7 or 8 gallon plastic gas can dedicated for oil only.
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I could be interested in this as long as it is magnetic since I use a drain bolt magnet to trap metal.
I use Turbomag which is a magnetic disc that sticks to the stock bolt. Yes, I do gen a fine magnetic powder on the bolt but much less so, keep in mind, I would have very little metal floating since I use a Filtermag too. Here are the results of my first oil change with Turbomag.
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