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My gen 4 doesn't look like that Maybe we should add that this is for the b series engine?
...yup...the rest of us schleps have to crawl under our OB in order to get the filter..which is between two exhaust manifold...off...


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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?

Order from here. Fumoto Valve | Qwik Valve™

For the 2010 thru 2014 2.5 Outback, you want the F108 series. I would recommend the F108S. Search results :: Qwik Valve

It has a short nipple on the end. A small plastic hose barb comes with the valve. this hose barb snaps onto the nipple. Either order the 3/8" tubing they offer, or pick up some elsewhere. Attach the tubing to the hose barb. When you get ready to do an oil change, you snap the hose barb/tubing assembly onto the nipple of the valve. Put the other end of the tubing into a container for the waste motor oil. Open the valve and the oil drains directly into the container that you will take to the recycler. Easy as that. Close the valve. snap off the hose barb/tubing assembly and wipe off any waste oil. No mess. No fuss. No cleaning out a drain pan afterwards. Unless, of course, you are one of those schleps that has to pull the oil filter off the bottom of the engine, and you use an oil drain pan to catch dripping oil from the filter.

If you have any fear about the valve getting caught on underbrush or such, and accidentally opening, but the safety clip also. It would be cheap peace of mind. Also, I ordered a few extra of the plastic hose barb, so I would have them if it ever wore out. Who knows. Maybe the original will last as long as my car. But, they are only $1. Nice insurance. http://www.qwikvalve.com/product.php?productid=16297

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What filter wrench do you guys use for the new 2.5 oil filter on top of engine? I did my first at home oil change on my 13 I had a cap style wrench fit over filter but slipped and ended up with channelock pliers to get it loose I think popeye the sailor man works at the dealership that had done the previous 2 changes! !! I wish the subie filters had the grip stuff like the frams and purolater pureone filers do!!!!
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What filter wrench do you guys use for the new 2.5 oil filter on top of engine? I did my first at home oil change on my 13 I had a cap style wrench fit over filter but slipped and ended up with channelock pliers to get it loose I think popeye the sailor man works at the dealership that had done the previous 2 changes! !! I wish the subie filters had the grip stuff like the frams and purolater pureone filers do!!!!
I used this: Lisle 63600 Oil Filter Tool. It's adjustable, so I'm sure it would fit your filter. I got mine off eBay for under $10 with shipping although I think the identical one with a Fram name on it was available in Walmart.
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Any interest in replacing the stock drain plug with the Fumoto? That would make it even easier to change in the future?
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Anyone know if the 2015 OB has the drain plug in the same spot? There is a cover over the bottom of the car and I can't really get underneath to check.
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Yesterday, I did the first oil change on my 2014 after six months and 3k miles. That was about the easiest car ever, and the mess is very well contained. I may go one better and get the Fumoto, that seems like a worthwhile upgrade.

And I didn't use ramps, just a single piece of 2x4 under each tire. There's no need to go higher and make long paths for the drips to blow around.

One reason I like doing my own changes is so I don't need tools for the oil filter. I used rubber garding gloves take the factory filter off -- I understand they are sometimes overtightened, but mine came off using both hands and a lot of grunt.

The spec on the Mobil 1 I put on said to tighten until touching, then add 3/4 turn. That does not need a wrench. We'll see what happens when I take it off in the spring, but with my other cars, I never need an oil filter tool.
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Just did my 7500 mile change & put on Fumoto on my 2014. Can not imagine how easy it will be next time. No ramps - Probably no tools at all - Might need a filter wrench but it is sitting right on top. I got the one with the hose so I wont even need a drain pan - straight in a jug.
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The spec on the Mobil 1 I put on said to tighten until touching, then add 3/4 turn. That does not need a wrench. We'll see what happens when I take it off in the spring, but with my other cars, I never need an oil filter tool.
Which mobil1 filter did you use? I haven't looked for a year, but last year the only one they had did not have the higher bypass pressure spec that the subaru ones have.
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I just did my very first one at 3700miles and wish I did it sooner, it was pretty dark and thick coming out.

Didn't use ramps, the drain is easy to reach. I thought the oil filter would spill because it is upside down but no problems there either.

The hardest part was the dipstick. Hard to read because it smears on the tube so easily.

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