2019 Forester Sport CVT
Could any one recommend when is the best time to do the 1st oil change on a new 2019 Forester? I plan on doing it myself as I did with my previous Crosstrek.
The oil is supposed to suspend all the contaminants and when it does that it starts to look black. The oil turning black is a sign that the oil is doing its job. If the oil doesn't contain all the contaminants then all that stuff is stuck all over your engine parts, where you don't want it. Here's kind of a computer-graphicky diagram of how the contaminants are suspended using oil additives:The oil was already looking dirty at 750km
I am not claiming scientific accuracy, and I do oil analysis on my vehicles.I did mine at 750 km.
My car was built in Sept of 2017, delivered to the dealer mid November, had 125 km on it when I bought it mid June of 2018, so it sat over winter with very little use.
The oil was already looking dirty at 750km, so I changed it out and installed an EZ Drain at the same time.
That EZ Drain is a great accessory, much like the Fumoto.
I have used Fumoto's before, but I'd rate the EZ Drain better.
Smoother on/off operation, harder chromed surface than Fumoto brass, and neoprene O-ring instead of composite gasket.I'm looking to buy a drain valve and had only heard of the Fumoto. What do you like better about the EZ Drain?
Thanks bigbird1. One other question...Does the EZ Drain have a plastic clip to ensure the lever stays in the closed position like the Fomoto valve has?Smoother on/off operation, harder chromed surface than Fumoto brass, and neoprene O-ring instead of composite gasket.
And it has at least double the volume when draining than the Fumoto.
After reading most of my 2018 owners manual, I would say they print them to protect themselves from lawsuits. I find reading it very cumbersome with all the bold typed, common sense warnings and repetition. But I get your point
The lever has a plastic cover over its end, but more importantly IMHO the lever must be pulled down before it can be rotated.Thanks bigbird1. One other question...Does the EZ Drain have a plastic clip to ensure the lever stays in the closed position like the Fomoto valve has?