Originally Posted by 240c
I have a 06 Impreza 2.5i, I chang my own oil. I have noticed that the oil filter is leaking every time. I know you should only hand tighten, because you can bend the new filter.
In the owners manual it states to tighten 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 (cant recall) revolutions past hand tight. I change my own also. I couldnt fit a wrench in there but i just wrenched the hell out of it with my hand. Got it about 1 1/2 turns past tight and its good.