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post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 07:28 AM
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I plan on doing my oil change this weekend. I took a quick look underneath the car and saw the oil filter is near the front and is vertical with exhaust pipes all around. I think I see the drain plug bolt, but I'm not 100% sure. I don't want to drain the CVT! Are there any pics of the location of the drain plug for a 2010 Outback?

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Okay, I did some web surfing and found this website that details an oil change for a 2010 Outback:
2010 Subaru Outback: First Oil Change | Frozenrobot

And this pic of the oil drain plug:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanfr...7623724164870/

And filter:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanfr...7623724164870/

Hopefully, I'm not breaking any rules here by posting these external websites. I add them here as a future reference.

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on the 2010-2012 models:
- Filter is located underneath the car.... The exhaust wraps around where you need to reach for the oil filter.
- ...there's a strong probability that you will burn your arm on the exhaust.
FYI - this http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-63600-Oil-Filter-Tool/dp/B0002SR4Q8/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER is perfect for removing the oil filter and not burning yourself
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FYI - this wrench is perfect for removing the oil filter and not burning yourself
Thanks. I just ordered one off of eBay.
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I just picked up an OEM filter and crush ring from my local Subaru dealer. Can someone verify I got the correct parts?

filter: 15208AA12A
crush ring: 803916010

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^ Yup those are right (for 2010-2012).


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...get a fumoto valve...

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...get a fumoto valve...
I probably will for the next oil change. I want to see how this one goes first!

Is F108N correct for my 2010 OB? Will it have enough ground clearance with the nipple?
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Did the oil change this morning. Some comments.

I drove the front wheels on a few stacked 2x4's to get the vehicle up a few more inches to give me room. Could have done without, but why struggle?

I think the previous mechanic used a impact wrench to put on the drain plug! I had to get out my 1/2" drive breaker bar on a 14 mm socket to loosen it.

I used my Lisle 63600 tool to get the filter off. No problems. It was a little messy with the oil dripping down, but not bad.

Installed plug with new crush washer and torqued it to 34 ft-lb. This seemed tighter than I was expecting. Next time, Fumoto valve! No more crush washers.

Filled new oil filter with oil, smeared new oil on gasket, hand tighten it as much as possible. I think I got about 3/4 turns after contact. I hope this is enough as the FSM and filter itself stated 7/8 turns, but it's hard to get to it with the exhaust right there. I didn't want to use the Lisle on it (plus, I'm not sure if this can be used to tighten!).

Filled it with Castrol GTX 5W30. I used about 4-1/3 qt. It still seemed a little low, but took it to the store and back. Let it sit a few minutes and checked again to see it at the notch, above the upper hole. Weird! Seems like I gained oil during the trip.

Overall, a pretty easy job in nice weather. I'm not sure I want to do this in 20F weather in February!
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where does everyone purchase said Fumoto valve for the best price and which one is for the engine model described in this thread?

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