2014 LT program car, Pull Me Over Red, 1.4T Auto
At the risk of sounding stupid, can you post a pic of the short shoulder socket? I'm getting stuck on the description.You can change the oil filter with no oil loss.
Get the short shoulder socket for the housing.....mine is from Lisle(auto parts store item in the tool isle).
A correctly installed housing will require nothing more than a wrist twist to loosen....it is not meant to be tight since there is a 'O' ring seal.
The new filter (I only use OE) comes with a new 'O' ring.
Loosen the housing till the 'O' ring rises above the adapter on the block......this provides a air entrance so the housing can drain into the pan. Wait about five minutes.
Remove the housing, snap the filter out of the locating pins and discard. Note the location of the 'O' ring and R&R using the new one in the filter kit.....snap the new filter into the housing and re-install several turns by hand.....finish by using the socket and extension but remember.......just firmly tighten......there is really no torque involved (the housing is plastic).
If allowed the several minutes to drain you will lose no oil (maybe a drip) during the process.