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Old 06-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #3708
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Location: SF Bay Area, CA
2012 Impreza 2.0i HB


Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post
What oil filter do you use? I use the black Subaru/Roki "160" filters, and I've never had one leak when I remove it. As with your process, I always drain the oil before removing the filter.

Before I remove my drain plug, I remove the oil fill cap on top of the engine so that the opening will allow air to flow into the engine, which speeds draining.

But I can't imagine that this has anything to do with your filter drainage problem.
thanks for the feedback.

i'm using (until i run out) the same 160 filters. yet, i noticed that a small, yet significant amount of oil dripped out into the "cup receptacle" that holds the filter and i had to mop up the excess oil with an old rag. i noticed this on my last (2nd) oil change, yet don't recall it during my first oil change.
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