|11-13-2012, 08:37 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Car: 2011 Subie 3.6R Limited 2013 Cmax e=nergi PHEV
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DIY: Gen 4 3.6R Quick Valve Oil and Filter Change
I noticed that Evil Twin's DIY oil change thread pictures had been lost in the Google cloud; which is unfortunate, because his thread is way more informative than this one and the pics were sick. Read his DIY: '10- '11 3.6r Oil Change and look at the inferior pics in this thread. Hopefully, these pics won't be lost in the Google cloud, but I can't guarantee it.
The main difference in this thread is that the quick change doesn't require a 17mm socket and ratchet. The downside is that if my Fumoto valve gets clipped by a rock - things get ugly quick. I don't need a skidplate for 99.99% of what I do. So I guess the convenience is worth the risk.
Oil and Filter:
Subaru (Black Roki) Filter
Just shy of 7 quarts of 5w30.
Make sure oil container is below valve.
Remove old Filter
Add a little oil to the new Filter and install.
Add just shy of 7 quarts (including what went in when you primed your filter) of your favorite (or whatever was on sale) 5w30.
Put the filler cap back on. Start the motor. Shut it down. Check your level on the dipstick. Done.
Not that it hard to grab a ratchet, 17mm socket, and a new crush washer - the Fumoto just makes it a tool-less fluid change.
I have used the valves on my last three vehicles without problem, but they do add a certain amount of risk with one more part that could be snapped off or possibly fail.
2011 3.6R Limited Curt 2" Hitch, Garmin ecoRoute HD OBDII, Weathertechs, Fumoto Valve, 19mm RSB I-pod controller, Exhaust Tips, RSBP, F&RCBM
2013 Cmax e=nergi phev
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