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This is a discussion on Oil Change help within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally posted by SpeedRacerWRX02 yep tan is right i am. i'll get up under ur car and steal ur mobil ...

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    Originally posted by SpeedRacerWRX02
    yep tan is right i am. i'll get up under ur car and steal ur mobil 1 or ur amsoil no big deal for me.
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    So can I. If I had plenty of time, I'll steal your downpipe also.

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    tan dont tempt me i'll bust out with a godspeed uppipe from someones car.
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    Changing the Oil..

    Yes i know its late,but i have 5000KM(3000Miles),,and never changed my oil.
    I dont know if i go Synth all the way or i stay in the mineral oil for one more change?
    Synth or not from the 1st change??
    Is it very bad to wait to long to change the oil as i waited??
    And is it easy without a car lift or jackstands to change the WRX oil??
    I mean,,is it easy to access under the car??
    Any tips for changing the oil with the car parked at my garage??
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    Originally posted by KurleeDaddeeWRX
    I post this on almost every single oil changing thread, and I just can't understand why more people don't use them. If you get sick of having to take off the oil pan bolt and going to the store to get crush washers, do what I did and buy a fumotovalve.

    http://www.fumotovalve.com

    You only need to take off the stock bolt, put on the fumotovalve on and tighten it up with the crush washer it comes with. That's it. You never have to take it all the way off ever again. Just use the spring loaded on and off lever on it. Take me 2 seconds to change my oil. And if you get the nipple version, you can put a hose to it and it will drain into any container you want. And if the container is about to overflow, just turn the lever to the off position, and get another container.

    I swear by this valve. It works so well. I could not live without it.

    I read in a thred that FUMOTOVALVES leave some rest of oil inside the pan.
    The thread is too big and the some oil stays inside.
    I will try to find the thread.
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    What is the bolt size of the oil drain plug bolt??
    How many MM??wich wrench size?
    Thanks
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    The issue of when to switch to synth has been covered greatly on here. Try doing a search for it.

    Other than that it's super easy to change the oil (other than people have had problems loosening the drain bolt the first time) without lifting the car up. Everything you need to access is right up front in the center of the car.

    The drain bolt size is a 17mm IIRC. Anything else?
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    And you will definately NEED a oil filter wrench to get the OE filter out. That thing was damn near impossible to get out. I even had problems once I got the wrench, it certianly wasn't a walk in the park. Now that that filter is out and has been replaced. Its no big deal anymore to do an oil change.
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    Originally posted by campbell
    And you will definately NEED a oil filter wrench to get the OE filter out. That thing was damn near impossible to get out. I even had problems once I got the wrench, it certianly wasn't a walk in the park. Now that that filter is out and has been replaced. Its no big deal anymore to do an oil change.
    Yeah i was considering the Oil filter socket.
    but i think its better to take it off by drilling a hole in the filter or by stabbing it with a screwdriver till it has a hole in it and then the screwdriver is the wrench.
    Cause buying the oil filter tool for only taking off the oil filter the first time is ridiculous.
    I really dont know what to do??change it now or wait for tools?
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    ? A DIY mechanic is hardly well-equipped without an oil filter wrench! Don't scrimp!
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    get a big pair of channel lock pliers. They work well for the filter and have 100 different uses.

    http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/S...dbf+1044428599

    My filter was on so tight that the screwdriver just started to tear the filter!
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    Originally posted by GV27
    get a big pair of channel lock pliers. They work well for the filter and have 100 different uses.

    http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/S...dbf+1044428599

    My filter was on so tight that the screwdriver just started to tear the filter!
    Yeah now i think this is good.
    cause i will have at least more functions with the tool.
    Is2scooby,,is this plier good to take the filter off??
    does this work like a oil filter socket in terms of effect??
    I have to buy the bigger size??
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    Yeah, you'll want the big size. It works as well as an oil filter socket, except that in mangles the filter a bit, which of course doesn't matter since you're throwing it away anyhow.
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