Re: question on oil change
I'm also in line if there is ever a conversion kit to a regular spin filter.
I changed the oil for the first time last week as well and what a messy job that is! As well there are a lot of parts to keep track of.
I do all the maintenance on my vehicles and have since the 70's so I'm not new at this, but changing the oil is not straightforward, The oil pan had a plug and washer, the filter has an internal filter and 2 gaskets that need replacing, and there are 3 things that have to be torqued. We also need a fitting and a piece of garden hose. It also took a couple of trips to the store to find the correct fitting wrench for the oil filter housing. While not much spilled on the groung my hands certainly got drenched in oil at several of the removal steps, i also found the oil filter housing to have a fair bit of dirty oil in it after removing and had to spend time chaning that as well which is not all that simple and it's tough to get a rag into it. All in all it was a PITA!
I'm sure that next time it will be a bit simpler as i know what to expect but compared to changing oil in my chevy which is one bolt with no washer on the pan and a spin on/off filter which rarely leaks when removing. This was dirty and overly complex.