Thanks again everyone. I did the oil change this afternoon, M1 AFE 0W20 and a MZ690072 from the dealership. Like you said Fummins, that little funnel/spout ended up dripping oil down onto that odd skid plate thing under the starter and I had oil dripping from the back of that missing the drain pan going right on the floor
I removed that flimsy plastic shield, found I had a lot more room to wrestle with the oil filter; I think I’ll be popping off that plastic shield each time, just for my own sake. I used my large set of Channellock oil pliers to get the filter off. It was on good, dented the filter a bit but not too bad. I installed the Fumoto F106S, have one on each of the last two Subaru’s and really like them.
Thanks again for your help guys.
View my fuel log 2018 Mirage GT 1.2 automatic: 41.3 mpg (US) ... 17.6 km/L ... 5.7 L/100 km ... 49.6 mpg (Imp)