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Old 06-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #3758
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Location: SF Bay Area, CA
2012 Impreza 2.0i HB

Default Oil change order...

hey, maybe a dumb topic, but i'll open myself up for critique rather than be ignorant.

my traditional oil change order is:

1. remove drain plug
2. let oil drain
3. remove oil filter
4. replace drain plug
5. replace oil filter
6. fill in new oil


what i have noticed when doing the order with the Impreza is a large amount of oil that drains downward out of the filter due to its positioning and location. is there any harm or benefit in removing the oil filter first? (ie, if there is some valve in there, which i was led to believe, would that allow less of a mess or pool of oil to be in the filter "holder"?

thanks for any thoughts/experiences/ideas...
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