Is anyone using the Fumoto drain valve on their Fiesta ST? i am just wondering if it needs a spacer to get it on. Its a bit hard to tell by looking.
Sure, just don't want others making my mistake! It might fit with a large spacer but at that point it wouldn't even thread in. You'd need an adapter of some kind. And at that point, whatever.. I'll just use the regular plug.Well damn...thats sucks. Thanks for being the guinea pig for us though and reporting back.
1 - The valve is pretty fool-proof. It has a strong spring pushing a washer/ring onto the lever/locking tab, which pushes it down into a notch. The spring is beefy - It's pretty tough to move the lever. And with the drain plug facing rearward, I wasn't too worried of it scraping or knocking against anything.These things freak me out for a few reasons:
1. What if the valve fails somehow or is otherwise knocked open or broken off by road debris? The likelihood, while low, is higher than with a conventional drain bolt.
2. Does the drain pan drain fully? The threads protrude into the pan and could prevent all the particulate matter from draining.
I guess I never understood the point of these things. Removing a drain pan bolt isn't hard. Why the need to reinvent the wheel? To each their own, I just don't see why.
14mm refers to the thread size not the total length. This looks about an 1-1.5 inches long.i just placed an order for the valve and the spacer that should make it work. I have a 2k before i am due for an oil change but i will let folks know if it works. Spacer is only 14mm long