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Change engine oil quickly, safely and correctly for a Subaru

https://youtu.be/DLcraYvfldI

Did you know if you have your oil changed at a non-dealer garage, they might install the wrong oil filter? Last time I had my Subaru oil changed at a non-dealer garage, they installed a wrong filter because it has the wrong bypass pressure for a Subaru. So it is important that you use a correct filter.

Most of the time going to a dealer for service is more expensive. So in this video I am showing you the easiest way to change your oil in under 20 minutes. You want it to be quick, but also safe. For a Subaru Forester, there is no need to jack up the car, the SUV is high enough, and the oil drain plug is within arm’s reach from the front. If your head is too large or your car’s clearance is too low, watch my other video on how to raise your car safely without a jack:  https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

You need to loosen the drain plug first. If your arm is not strong enough, watch my other video on how to use your foot to loosen it:
https://youtu.be/C074os54sQM?t=97

I put an oil pan in a box. The box will catch oil splashes and it also lets me adjust the pan under the car more easily. If you don’t have an oil pan, watch this video about how to make a zero cost oil pan:
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc?t=26

My oil filter socket fits the correct oil filter from Subaru, but it is too small for the Metrostreet filter. If you don’t have an oil filter wrench, watch my other video on how to remove the filter without purchasing a filter wrench:
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc

Lastly, when you pour oil, there are various ways to do it without using an oil funnel:
https://youtu.be/QHIiFG0FlSw