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post #11 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-22-2013, 03:32 PM
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To be more precise, I believe neither "hole" is a drain.

The threaded pipe in the center carries the oil from the filter to the oil galleries in the engine. The "hole" identified by the added red square in the photo is the where the oil comes to the oil filter from the oil pump. The gasket on the filter contacts the polished ring just outside of where the "squared" hole is located.



Both openings act as "drains" when the oil filter is removed:



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  • 14mm for drain plug
  • I add 5 qts every time and it doesnt appear to be over on the dipstick
Is this a correction from the originally stated 17 mm, or does this apply to pre-2014 models? The oil change procedure looks easy, and I have access to an Auto Hobby Shop on Dover AFB where I can put the car up on a lift and use a proper oil drain canister.

Also, how much oil remains in the filter? Does the fact that the filter is situated upside-down mean that most of it drains back down into the oil pan?

I'm also wondering if there is a DIY procedure for changing the fluid in the CVT. I am a big believer in frequent changes of automatic transmission fluid. It's a lot cheaper than a new transmission!

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What is the size of the oil filter cap wrench?
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Is this a correction from the originally stated 17 mm, or does this apply to pre-2014 models? The oil change procedure looks easy, and I have access to an Auto Hobby Shop on Dover AFB where I can put the car up on a lift and use a proper oil drain canister.

Also, how much oil remains in the filter? Does the fact that the filter is situated upside-down mean that most of it drains back down into the oil pan?

I'm also wondering if there is a DIY procedure for changing the fluid in the CVT. I am a big believer in frequent changes of automatic transmission fluid. It's a lot cheaper than a new transmission!
14mm is for the earlier Gen 4 engines, 2010-2012 MY. Yours (2014) and mine (2013) have a 17mm drain plug and the oil filter on top of the engine.

Not too much oil remains in the filter, 0.2 quarts according to the manual. Spec calls for 5.1 quarts of oil when replacing the oil and filter. Always replace both when doing a change, oil filter replacement is just as important.


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65/67 mm 14 flutes


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65/67 mm 14 flutes
Thanks. I had a 76mm I thought might work but it's a little big.

I still have two free oil changes to go but afterwards I'm doing it myself. I always buy one of these threaded filler funnels when I get a new vehicle. Not required but it makes it easier to refill.
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Check the instruction on the oil filter itself for the proper tightening specification. Some filters have Symbols instead of written instructions, se the following link:

http://www.aftermarketsuppliers.org/...ish/99-3R2.pdf


Here is the link to the steps according to the Filter Manufacturer Council;

http://www.aftermarketsuppliers.org/...ish/93-3R1.pdf




Before installing the new filter, make sure the old rubber grommet came off with the old filter. The new filter will have a new rubber grommet on it already. I like to rub a little oil on the new rubber grommet to make a nice seal when installing the new filter. Install the new filter by hand-tightening the filter, then use the oil filter cap wrench to torque to 9 ft-lbs (or I believe the other "approved" spec is turn until tight, then 1/4 turn more).



Before taking the car for a spin and after starting the engine check for leaks from the filter or drain plug.

Check underneath the car to make sure no oil has seeped from the drain plug. Now start the Outback up, and make sure the oil check light does not come on. If it does, turn the car off immediately and recheck your work. If the dashboard is clear, take the car for a short spin, come back and park it on a level surface, let it idle for a minute, turn the engine off, let it sit for a minute, and then check the oil level. For me ~5.1 quarts puts the oil level just below the full mark when hot.
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So Rob, when are you going to post a DIY GEN 4 spark plug change? I've seen some for previous GEN's but not for 4. I've still got a little over 50K until I get there but I want to be prepared when the time comes. There's not a lot of room to work with in there.
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^ I've got 40K miles until that maintenance item comes up for me, so stay tuned long term haha.


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^ I've got 40K miles until that maintenance item comes up for me, so stay tuned long term haha.
I put about 25K miles a year on a vehicle so I hope you get there before I do!

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