...I swear, an impact wrench is the only tool dealership mechanics use. I had to use a breaker bar on my oil drain plug...probably only partly due to it being severely over-tightened, and partly due to the awkward positioning under there, not being able to put much of my weight into the wrench. I'd ordered Fumoto valves for both Outbacks several months ago, and finally have mine installed. Future oil changes are going to be a breeze.
Which is just enough time for you to order a Fumoto valve from Amazon and join the Awesome Subie Owners club. Right now you're a subie owner but the Fumoto means you'll have earned the right to add Awesome.Doing first oil change next week
Eh, I'm not sure I want to do it. I know it makes the job easier, and it's not that I'm worried about the part failing, I just want to do it the "book way" a few times first before I start thinking of deviating from it.Which is just enough time for you to order a Fumoto valve from Amazon and join the Awesome Subie Owners club. Right now you're a subie owner but the Fumoto means you'll have earned the right to add Awesome.
Just do it. You will need to have or borrow a torque wrench and a 19 mm crowfoot if you want to do it technically correct although you can just wrench it on on the valve body itself and NOT on the hexhead.
That's cool. Do you use the short one or the N one? Seems like they have two models now. I may consider it next summer.Fair enough although after doing it by the book a couple of times you'll be absorbed by Fumoto like the rest of us. Resistance is futile.
It's actually not a deviation per se because the Fumoto has been given OEM status by many manufacturers around the world. I just got done with a week long trip through the back roads of UT with dirt, gravel and ruts and my Fumoto worked without fail.