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    first oil change complete...reactions & opinions

    well, first oil change done! boy, it was certainly harder than it should have been.



    the clips that hold the engine undercover to the wheel well are serious *****es to get off. i broke one, only about $2 to replace it

    the tech at the factory who put the oil filter must have been on a serious Jose Canseco roid rage when he put it on, because I couldnt get it off without blowing a hole in the side of it with a screwdriver and a hammer



    4+ quarts of mobil one later and she was ready to go again

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    Ah, the first oil change ...

    I recall no issue with my first filter removal, but the drain plug had no crush washer. Luckily it did not leak.
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    I have never bought a car or SUV and had the oil filter come off the first time without gorilla power. I've used everything from a strap wrench with a rubber strap to channel locks. Ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbya rx View Post
    the tech at the factory who put the oil filter must have been on a serious Jose Canseco roid rage when he put it on
    looks like you enjoyed your first oil change. congrats.

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    Holy crap that person must have been pissed off at something! I had a similar experience but luckily it was a K&N filter and had the 1" bolt that made it easy to take off even though it was on real tight.

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    The bolt on the K&Ns is a great idea too. I usually just grab the filter and twist it off and am already disappointed if I have to use a tool. When it's stuck and I have to use more than one tool I'm on my way to needing sedatives.
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    I have had to use the good old screwdriver trick as well. PITA when it gets stuck.
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    it's always a pain when that happens. But I went and bought myself a pair of oil filter channel locks. and they're worth every penny. and are a serious cure for filter related head aches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinywagon View Post
    it's always a pain when that happens. But I went and bought myself a pair of oil filter channel locks. and they're worth every penny. and are a serious cure for filter related head aches.
    +1. Best solution I've found.
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    just for fun, i thought i would contribute here, because when i was changing the oil on my new 2012 WRX for the first time this evening, i found the same problem that someone felt inclined to glue my filter on. i kid, but it really would not come off with any typical filter wrench, they either slipped across the surface (and yes, they were the correct sizes), or began to crush the filter. I'd never used one of these but in an act of desperation to get that guy off, I bought one for 6 bucks and it spun the filter right off. it made a dent in the side where the metal tube pushes against the filter, but i swear this thing worked better than any filter wrench i've used in the past at getting off a really stubborn one.

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