Well that is nice,
...just buy a lot of filters from subaruonlineparts.com, that is what I do.Well that is nice,
My dealer gave me two years of oil changes (I read that as three oil changes). I'm going to change the oil at 1000 miles just because that is what I do. I'll put the Fumoto on at that time and let the dealer to the other changes. This keeps other fingers off of my drain plug.
Actually if I could talk the dealer into giving me the oil and filter I would be happier, fat chance of that.
Incidentally, another argument in favor of Fumoto is thread damage from removal and constant retorquing. QUOTE]
Yup. I have had to do repairs of one sort or another on 2 previous vehicles because the threads in the pan wore out. And I do all my own oil changes........I just keep cars for a really long time. (Both repairs became necessary at over 200k.)
If you don't use a drain valve, it is worth it to keep a second drain plug, and rotate them. The threads on the plug distort, and make the threads in the pan deteriorate even faster.
On mine, anyway, the plug was way over torqued, straight from the factory. Must have had at least 80 foot pounds on it.
OEM overtorquing on any fastener seems to be a common issue with Japanese branded vehicles.On mine, anyway, the plug was way over torqued, straight from the factory. Must have had at least 80 foot pounds on it.
......On mine, anyway, the plug was way over torqued, straight from the factory. Must have had at least 80 foot pounds on it.
I think having the plug painted over at the factory contributes to the feeling of tightness.OEM overtorquing on any fastener seems to be a common issue with Japanese branded vehicles.
Could be some conspiracy to frustrate the DIY'ers and surrender them to the dealer.
I'm not a fan of the Fumoto valve on this car. The reason is that it's too exposed on the underside of the pan. Given the miserable roads in my area, it's not too hard to imagine the valve being neatly decapitated by some road debris. Not really sure that having it saves me time or mess.
I'm using statoseals instead of crush washers. Not only do they seal better, they last through several oil changes (I've had the same one on there through three changes).