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July 11, 2012, 10:14 AM #25

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No one is better at oil changes or Subaru maintenance in general than Dave! He luhh dat Subi. I wonder what the temp of that oil filter is when the engine has been running for a while :unamused:

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    July 11, 2012, 11:56 AM #26

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    It gets quite hot. The older engines with the longer filters got even hotter. First thing I'd do is a filter relocation and put a big one on.
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      July 11, 2012, 12:01 PM #27

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      Another tip for cars that have a side mount oil filter is pick up a can of brake cleaner and spray down the side of the block or anything else that oil dropped on easy and probably the best way to clean up the running oil down the side of the block.

        July 11, 2012, 12:59 PM #28

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        Originally posted by Commanderwiggin
        Oil color depends alot on the style of engine and the way it's tuned.  Subaru's tend to run fairly rich, especially in boost.  I find this color is normal.  Heck my diesel oil was black by 500km on a fresh oil change.

        Edit: The H style configuration of the Boxer engine probably doesn't help out that much in this situation either.  Looser piston rings and lower compression in boosted vehicles also will affect this. 

        I noticed this when I got my Subaru. I bought and took it and got all the fluids done just so I knew... So the next day, I checked everything just to make sure they did it and everything was topped up properly. I had gone about 300kms and the oil was already a pretty dark brown colour.


        Oh and my two cents in relation to the OP is that if you own a new corolla ( or probably any Toyota/lexus), spend the $70 and get the oil filter tool and get ready for the tool to get stuck on and have to beat it off with a hammer... 

          July 11, 2012, 01:09 PM #29

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          Originally posted by boostfreak
          It gets quite hot. The older engines with the longer filters got even hotter. First thing I'd do is a filter relocation and put a big one on.

          I wanna do this and there seems to be alot of kits for Subaru out there. My filter gets hot enough I cant touch it with out it sitting for 30 - 45 minutes first.



          Oh and to speed up oil changes if you plan on doing them your self, maybe consider a Fumoto oil drain plug. Had one on the civic and loved it.
          Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 01:11 PM by STFUBitch

            July 11, 2012, 01:57 PM #30

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            Originally posted by Perdonic
            Another tip for cars that have a side mount oil filter is pick up a can of brake cleaner and spray down the side of the block or anything else that oil dropped on easy and probably the best way to clean up the running oil down the side of the block.
            Thanks this'll be pretty helpful in the future.

            Originally posted by STFUBitch
            I wanna do this and there seems to be alot of kits for Subaru out there. My filter gets hot enough I cant touch it with out it sitting for 30 - 45 minutes first.



            Oh and to speed up oil changes if you plan on doing them your self, maybe consider a Fumoto oil drain plug. Had one on the civic and loved it.

            What's a Fumoto oil draing plug?
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              July 11, 2012, 03:42 PM #31

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              Originally posted by jordisonjr


              What's a Fumoto oil draing plug?

              Its a valve that you can replace your drain plug with so you don't have to remove your drain plug every time...


              http://www.fumotousa.com/

              Super cool stuff
              Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 03:44 PM by STFUBitch

                July 12, 2012, 10:55 PM #32

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                Ive had one for the past 2 years and its a god send.  I hated fishing for the plug when it fell in the oil.

                Originally posted by STFUBitch
                Its a valve that you can replace your drain plug with so you don't have to remove your drain plug every time...


                http://www.fumotousa.com/

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                  I'm gonna buy one from my stores at work, most aircraft use a quick drain, super handy.



                  It's the one on the right with the little T-handle on it, the one of the left is a sniffle valve, yes I said sniffle valve. It's spring loaded, and you push up and turn the T handle, and out comes the oil. You just gotta remember to close it or the oil comes right back out when you fill it (happened to me... Right in front of a customer... lol).
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                    July 13, 2012, 08:49 AM #34

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                    Originally posted by Perdonic
                    Another tip for cars that have a side mount oil filter is pick up a can of brake cleaner and spray down the side of the block or anything else that oil dropped on easy and probably the best way to clean up the running oil down the side of the block.

                    That's a good idea. I always get oil spilling all over my axle when removing the old filter, it's so annoying.

                      July 13, 2012, 02:50 PM #35

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                      If you order a Fumoto, get the one with the nipple/barb on the end.  It doesn't cost much more.  Then you can put a hose on it that goes straight into your bottle.  No drain pan needed!  Ok, you still need a pan under the filter, but it's one less potential mess. 

                        July 14, 2012, 04:41 AM #36

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                        Originally posted by Corey
                        If you order a Fumoto, get the one with the nipple/barb on the end.  It doesn't cost much more.  Then you can put a hose on it that goes straight into your bottle.  No drain pan needed!  Ok, you still need a pan under the filter, but it's one less potential mess. 

                        Thats the one I was looking at, I like that idea.

                          July 15, 2012, 04:48 PM #37

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                          Originally posted by Corey
                          If you order a Fumoto, get the one with the nipple/barb on the end.  It doesn't cost much more.  Then you can put a hose on it that goes straight into your bottle.  No drain pan needed!  Ok, you still need a pan under the filter, but it's one less potential mess. 

                          One thing I love about my car is the filter is on top of the motor, stupid easy to get at, all the oil drains down out of the filter, so there's no mess at all.
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