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    Red face Oil Filter?

    how in the hell do you remove the filter without oil seeping and then going all over the place. holy crap, everytime . . . does anyone have any techniques that would help me? it would be greatly appreciated by me and the enviornment.
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    A big pan.
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    Allow the oil to drain for like 5 minutes. And also, take off the oil filler cap in the engine compartment. That way it will relieve pressure from the motor to the oil filter. This will also allow you to unscrew the oil filter easier. I used to have this problem but used the procedure above and no problems with oil getting everywhere anymore. And like the others say. If this doesn't work, use A BIG PAN.

    And buy a fumotovalve. It makes oil changes 100% easier.

    http://www.fumotovalve.com

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    didn't seem that big of a problem to me.. I allowed all of the oil to drain first like Kurlee said.

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    Kurlee, You have one of those futomoto valves? Any issues whatsoever? Cause that really seems to be too good to be true!
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    As previously stated, allow the oil to completely drain from the pan. Put the plug back in and move your drain pan over to the filter. Using a pointy object, poke a hole in the bottom (or top, depending on your perspective) of the oil filter. This will allow the oil to drain before you start un-screwing it.

    Also, remove the under-shield from the car before changing the oil. Makes for much less mess.

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    Originally posted by campbell
    Kurlee, You have one of those futomoto valves? Any issues whatsoever? Cause that really seems to be too good to be true!
    No issues whatsoever on my WRX. Just make sure the threads that are on your oil pan are in good condition.

    My girlfriend has a 91' Honda Civic and the threads on the oil pan were in POOR condition and didn't allow the fumotovalve to thread and tighten completely. So being Mr. Muscle, I tried to MAKE IT SEAL and stripped the threads on the fumotovalve. And since the fumotovalve is made out of brass, and is a softer metal than steel, the fumotovalve and its threads are garbage.

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    hey guys thanks for the info. i DO drain all of the oil from the pan first, and then remove the filter. but, in my old toyota corolla the filter was located longitudinally, so i wouldn't have any oil that would seep out during cold oil replacement. in the subaru, as we all know, the filter is oriented vertically. even during cold oil changes, the oil spills out when you loosen the filter, even if you drain the pan first; because the lubricant has already settled into the bottom of filter. i assume that i should release the filter about half way, let it drain, then completely remove the filter; it just seems a bit messy to do it that way.
    Last edited by extraducksauce; 10-15-2002 at 12:24 PM.
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