I pull the oil pan drain plug first and let it drain overnight, letting gravity try to pull as much as possible out of the filter but some have checkvalves that keep the oil in the filter. Overnight draining sometimes takes some of the mess away but you won't get by without some spillage. Engineers put the oil filter in all kinds of odd angles since space is so tight on cars nowadays. The old days we used to fill the new filter up with fresh oil before we screwed it on. Nowadays I try to get a little bit in it, on the rubber seal and then hoepfully catch the threads fast and not spill any. I do not own an Avalon but I have had Honda's and Toyotas and even my Tahoe the oil filter is mounted sideways. Grab the rags, the drain pan, a wrench and realize the job will be done right when you are through, mess or no mess. Additional information: Thanks for the help. I posted the original question and I solved my problem: After draining the oil, and with the oil plug still open, I took a hammer and nail and carefully punched a small hole in the top rear (12 oclock on the filter bottom) of the oil filter and let it drain into the block and out into the pan overnight. Today when I removed the oil filter, there wasn't a drop of oil left in the oil filter! (But I did make a mess attempting to pour the 5 quart container of Mobil 1 into the funnel.) Another Method: Drain the oil as normal. Replace the drain plug loosely. Start engine and let it idle until the Oil Pressure Warning Light illuminates. Stop the motor immediately!!! The filter will now be empty and not make a mess. I've been doing this 30 years on all my vehicles and never damaged a motor. Current Avalon has 275,000 miles, been changing this way all the time. Just be SURE you stop motor on oil pressure loss...
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Gravity is everywhere in the universe. There's no getting away from it, anywhere.
Yes. Linux can be installed on a computer without ever having installed Windows, and can be installed to replace Windows entirely later on.
Insects are everywhere because a) they were here before us, b) without insects being everywhere life as we know it would be impossible.
they feel terrible from the smell of dead bodies lien everywhere in no mans land and they use periscope to see through without getting shot
Since the computer won't work without both of them installed it doesn't matter which is installed first.
Locally installed software is any program that is installed onto the computer without downloading it. Many games are available as locally installed software and Microsoft Office Suite can be installed in this way.
Happy, healthy, and everywhere.
No, not without OSx already installed.
No, as long as the power adapter is plugged in, the laptop will boot without the battery installed.
yes you can
no u cant it has to be installed
Change it as quick as possible, and have plenty of rags on you, or crack the lines and just let the lines completely drain out into a bucket.
everywhere except where you find corn.
everywhere i asked the answer was.....NO....
Yes you can get pregnant without getting STDs.
No a car cannot run without the alternator installed. All the components in a car have their specific function and any missing piece will cause the car not to run.
Yes. It can be installed to your car without having a turbo. Your car will operate the same whether you have a turbo installed or not.
Volcanoes are found nearly everywhere on Earth. There are even volcanoes located in the United States. There are a handful of countries without them.