usually on a unfamiliar car it takes me alittle bit of time to do an oil change.
didnt work out so well, it was my first oil change 1500 miles.
couldnt get my car up the ramps so i jacked it up and slipped the ramps under
drain plug easy to find didnt have to take off skid plate
oil plug comes out, lands perfectly on the pan, but comes out like taco bell diarrhea and splashes all over the floor.
now i spend a good 30 minutes looking for the oil filter
decide to open one of those flaps on the skid plate, one opens, no filter
second one doesnt want to open
takes me 30 min to remove skid plate, a cordless drill wouldnt even turn the screws, i had to get a corded screw torque gun, had to find an apex and run a cord.
then i have trouble with the plastic tabs, but figure them out
i drop the skid plate, mind you im eating road salt and getting it in my eye.
spot the filter, cant get a screw driver up there to stab, cant get it off by hand.
hop in the work truck to buy a filter wrench, find a filter in the store to make sure it fits. i come back and its too small, apparently subaru brand filters are slightly bigger.
i say **** it, put on the skidplate, pour in some oil, clean up the mess i made on the floor, put away all my tools and drove back to the store to return the wrench.
so it took my 3 hours and i didnt even get the filter off, hopefully im fine until my next oil change.
what size wrench do i need?
does the flap allow access to filter?
i couldnt even open the tab even when i pulled the plate off the car, i even broke part of it with a screw driver.
now that i know where everything is, if i ever get this filter off, it should only take me a half hour next time.
it was a long night, thanks for reading my long story
btw, does the oil always come out like a tipped over 5 gallon bucket? im definitely installing a fumota valve, is the damn filter wasnt in a bad spot this could take me 5 minutes to do.