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Old 10-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #1495
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2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl


^^ Good advise, and is a large reason why I do my own oil changes.

Let's face it, no bored grease monkey who is measured against getting a job done quickly cares as much about doing a good job on your car as you do. I use quality products, and I'm willing (even eager) to take the time required to cross my T's and dot my I's. I wipe oil drips clean. I inspect other rubber components like CV/ball joints while I'm under the car, and look for drips and other issues. And then I run through a mental check list before lowering the car off the jack/stands and starting it:
  • Is the drain plug installed and tightened (or now, is the Fumoto valve's lever in the Closed position)?
  • Is the new oil filter installed and tightened?
  • Is the new oil in the engine?
  • Is the fill cap installed and tightened?

Knock on wood, I've never effed up an oil change on my own car.
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