Last post on Aug 01, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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#1 of 2 Change JUST the Oil Filter on my 04 FXT
Jul 31, 2011 (8:29 am)
Hello! I've been changing my own oil for decades but never removed the oil filter with a full oil pan (only removed it after draining the oil pan) so I have to ask the question so I know what kind of mess to prepare for.
Does anyone know approximately how much oil will drain from a full oil pan if I remove the oil filter from my 04 Forester XT?
The background: I changed my oil yesterday and dropped my very last filter in the drain pan with the old oil filter and couldn't tell them apart. Ugh. I am now waiting for a new case of filters to arrive - and when they do I will swap the one I screwed in with a fresh clean one (in the event that I put the old one back on). But I don't know if the 5.2 quarts of clean oil will follow the filter out when I remove it.
#2 of 2 Re: Change JUST the Oil Filter on my 04 FXT [edunnett]
Aug 01, 2011 (12:23 pm)
No, it won't; the amount of oil that comes out will be very similar to your normal methodology. I would guess about ten ounces, including what is in the filter. I agree with your decision to replace the "new" filter... better safe than sorry!