Originally Posted by ranger rod
Can I change my oil filter without losing oil or do I need to drain it?
Call me crazy but ......I changed the oil last week and couldn't get the filter off so now I just want to change the filter.
Actually common fleet maint., they do oil analysis and if oil OK just change filters and replace volume in filter(s), you filter should hold approx. 1 qt.
Change filter then start engine, after 2-3 minutes turn off engine, let oil drain back (3-5 minutes) check oil level and top-off. Better to be a bit low than to overfill.