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Old 07-25-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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So I did my first oil change as a Subie owner (1000miles). I decided to keep the Toyko Roki filter on there for one more short OCI with PYB (1500-2000miles) so I didn't remove the engine cover since there is that hole near the drain plug. Anyway I've been doing 100% of the maintenance/repair on my Honda since highschool and the same on my wifes vehicle(s) since I knew her. However, never have I removed the drain plug on a car and have the oil drain out with such intensity that in the split second my hand is still in the way, the stream of oil is sprayed my hand and diverted ALL OVER THE GARAGE floor. Additionally, my empty 15 qt oil pan (those common black large ones with a little hole in the middle plus a breather plug on the side and the handle like drain on the outer perimeter) damn near overflowed since the 4.2qts came out so fast that it couldn't drain into the pans middle hole fast enough. Suffice it to say, I was not prepared for that . I guess one thing I will do next time is NOT remove the oil filler cap before I open the drain plug in hopes it will slow the flow out of the drain plug. Anyway, am I the only one with this observation?

I guess it might be fumoto valve time?
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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I guess it might be fumoto valve time?
Yes.

Do yourself a favor and Dremel out a hole in the engine cover to get to the filter. Pulling the cover is the worst part of an oil change as it seems you always break one of the push-pins.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Yes.

Do yourself a favor and Dremel out a hole in the engine cover to get to the filter. Pulling the cover is the worst part of an oil change as it seems you always break one of the push-pins.
Wow, you read my mind. I roughly chaulked that out while I was under there. I need to get a wrench though. That filter is not conducive to a thread off with your hand like my Honda's were.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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I need to get a wrench though. That filter is not conducive to a thread off with your hand like my Honda's were.
If you put it on correctly, you should never need a wrench to remove it and it won't leak either.

Between our 2 Subies we have over 250K miles, that's a lot of oil changes and I never use a wrench on the oil filter.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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I have also used one of those drain containers with a single small hole in the middle..... only once haha. Even with the oil filler cap on, it still drains out too fast. The best is a drain pan with the large-diameter screw-on top with a plastic net to catch the drain plug when it falls.

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:43 PM   #6
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I've got the same oil drain pan. This car comes out a LOT faster than my old WRX. If I didn't know better, I'd have thought it was pressurized!! Oil on my hands, driveway, ramps, and I also thought it was going to overflow the drainpan. I must have looked like a monkey humping a football under that car!!! RP
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:49 PM   #7
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definetely get the Fumoto valve. It's so nice to not worry about breaking or rounding the bolt, avoiding the oil stream, buying crush rings, re-torquing correctly and finding the right wrench/socket. Just flip open, wait, flip close.
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