LPSISRL wrote:How do you ensure when tightened properly, the drain faces down and the lever up?
The drain hole for the F-106 will face the same direction as the hole in the oil pan. Therefore, it will always face the rear of the Kizashi. As for the lever, it wasn't hard to get it in the upward position. The washer provided with the valve is felt and allows for some variance in tightening. This way, I was able to position the valve so the lever was perfectly on top after tightening by using an adjustable wrench.
Given how well it fits on the Kizashi with no issues, I now somewhat regret not installing a Fumoto valve much earlier. I'll report back on how it drains and seals again once it comes time for an oil change but my prior experience with one on my Impreza was very good.
I should also note that there are different types of these valves. You can get some with a nipple so you can attach a hose. This allows you to easily direct the flow of oil. There are also some accessories like lever clips to better prevent accidental movement. However, I opted for the cheapest version which is the standard valve. Given the Kizashi is a low clearance vehicle with an engine undercover, I didn't feel the need for the options like a hose attachment or clip. After all, it's unlikely the valve will get directly hit by anything and the lever allows for controlling the rate of flow. This not only makes it easier to drain oil, but easier to keep splashes and spills in check.