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FAQ

  1. Will my EZ Oil Drain Valve leak?
  2. Will my EZ Oil Drain Valve open up on the road?
  3. How long will my EZ Oil Drain Valve last?
  4. How much does the EZ Oil Drain Valve extend out from the oil pan? Is it safe to use the H-Type Valve (with Extension) for cars and light trucks?
  5. How do I install and use my EZ Oil Drain Valve?
  6. How do I know which EZ Oil Drain Valve to use?
  7. My oil pan has a recess around the drain plug. Can I still install my EZ Oil Drain Valve?
  8. What if I can't turn the lever on my valve? Is it broken?

Q. Will my EZ Oil Drain Valve leak?

No. The EZ Oil Drain Valve incorporates the “ball valve” design of valves used in pressurized gas applications and will not leak. Every single valve is constructed under precise specifications and pressure tested, ensuring a perfect seal upon factory approval. The EZ Oil Drain Valve is produced from a factory approved by industry standards.

Q. Will my EZ Oil Drain Valve open up on the road?

No. When installed, the EZ Oil Drain Valve only extends about 1.5 inch from the oil pan more than a stock oil drain plug in its closed position. The valve's effective locking system requires a double-action mechanism to open it, preventing any accidental openings. Unlike spring-loaded gate valves, the heavy-duty ball valve construction will withstand any engine vibration.

Q. How long will my EZ Oil Drain Valve last?

Your EZ Oil Drain Valve is constructed out of corrosion-resistant forged brass, stainless steel, and nickel-plated for added protection from the elements. Brass is the ideal material as it can withstand temperature extremes as well as harsh environmental factors. (I.e. salt, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) Your EZ Oil Drain Valve will out last your engine.

Q. How much does the EZ Oil Drain Valve extend out from the oil pan? Is it safe to use the H-Type Valve (with Extension) for cars and light trucks?

The EZ Oil Drain Valve for passenger cars and light trucks is approximately 7/8" long. This means that the valve only extends out 1/2" more than the standard plug head outside from the oil pan. The extension on the H-Type Valve extends from the valve for another 5/8". It is not recommended using the H-Type Valve for vehicles with low clearance, as the valve may protrude out too close to the ground.

Q. How do I install and use my EZ Oil Drain Valve?

Installation is easy. Simply follow the instructions below.

  • Remove drain plug and drain oil.
  • Hand install the valve until tight, and fully tighten with a small crescent wrench. Never over-tighten.
  • Close the lever and refill with engine oil.

When it’s time for an oil change, using your EZ Oil Drain Valve is simple.

  • Lift up the lever and turn counter-clockwise.
  • Turn back the lever to close.
  • Make sure the lever is secured in the locked position.

Q. How do I know which EZ Oil Drain Valve to use?

Please visit our website at www.ezoildrain.com and look up the sizes and applications chart to find the right valve application. The EZ Oil Drain Valve fits all engines, and you will be able to find a valve that fits. Feel free to talk with our valve experts at (877) 508 - 3900 for any technical help. You may also email us at info@ezoildrain.com.

Q. My oil pan has a recess around the drain plug. Can I still install my EZ Oil Drain Valve?

Yes. Engines with a recessed oil pan may require an adapter (A-106, A-107, etc.) to prevent the valve from hitting against the oil pan wall during installation. Although our application chart indicates engines requiring an adapter, it is always recommended to determine the shape of the drain port. (In some cases longer adapters are necessary, i.e. part number AL-106). See www.ezoildrain.com for application details.

Q. What if I can't turn the lever on my valve? Is it broken?

The initial turn may be a little stiff, so just take a pair of pliers or wear some gloves to force it open. After this the lever will be easier and smoother to maneuver in successive turns. Additionally, the ball-valve design will allow the valve to self-lubricate from draining oil, making it a lot easier on your finger when opening/closing. Make sure that when you close the lever; push it all the way back into its locked position.