[quote=dantheman;47753]So just performed my first DIY oil change on Little Blue. It was very easy! I only needed a jack, a philips screw driver, oil catch pan, and an 8mm hex key (oil and oil filter too, ofcourse!)
First I jacked the passenger side of the car up. I used the screw driver to remove the little trap door on the engine splash shield to gain access to the oil filter and oil pan drain plug. Next, I positioned the oil catch pan and removed old filter with my hand (there was plenty of room to get my hand up and around it) Then I removed the drain plug with the hex key.
To finish I slapped on a new filter, replaced drain plug and filled her back up with 4.4 quarts premium synthetic oil.
Thought I'd post some pics for reference
How's the car been? reliable? I am getting quotes now from local dealers...I may be getting one in the Spring. In a manual transmission. I like the car and it seems trouble free.