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Anyone change the oil themselves yet. I am planning to do very soon. From what I was able to find out, the oil drain plug utilizes a crush washer/ring. So each time you change the oil you need to get a new one or it will leak. UGGGGG Really, couldn't they design a rubber or fiber washer? I plan on purchasing one tonight at the dealer, about $4. I will measure and plan to buy like 50 from aliexpress, probably get all 50 for less than $4.

Which cover under the engine needs to be removed to get access to the oil filter?

I plan on taking some pics and posting for others.
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Do you not have a warranty? If I were you I would check it. My warranty requires that a certified Mitsubishi shop to do the oil change and services while under warranty. If I do not, I will void the warranty. After the warranty period I can do as I please.
 

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Noted.
BTW, oldsalt was giving you a one time change option. With the video he is showing that you would never need a new washer, ever.
 

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apology

I am sorry old salt it appear more like spam to me. Personally I would not trust that to not leak and if you hit something, it could come gushing out.

I am posting a separate post today with how to change your oil, as I have now completed the job.
 

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I am sorry old salt it appear more like spam to me. Personally I would not trust that to not leak and if you hit something, it could come gushing out.

I am posting a separate post today with how to change your oil, as I have now completed the job.
OK, I forgive you.

I had one on five outlanders I had owned and never had an issue with it leaking.

Before I installed my first one I did my research and like you was concerned, however, all the reports I read were positive.

If it was rubbish I would not have suggested it, they are safe and very easy to use, in fact I believe some manufacturers are using them as original equipment.
 

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sorry

Yes, again, sorry, I just saw the video linked and figured spam I will be more patient with the keyboard next time
 

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If I were still changing the oil myself I would be using one also. But, I am getting too old and to big to deal with it. And the best thing is that I have a mechanic just down the road from me that does oil changes for 20 euro + oil and parts. Can't beat that.
 
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