View Full Version : XLV oil service

07-12-2005, 02:42 PM
I'm coming up on my 50 hour oil change and would like to change my own oil now that I'm past the initial dealer services. I did it for years on my Outback LS. It had an oil drain that came out the drain plug hole which made it easy, but I see nothing like that on my XLV. I'm new to the "V" drive setup. Will I need one of those suction pumps that suck the oil out of the dipstick? I'm a mechanic and can't see paying $150 for an oil change that I can do for 20% of that.
Any XLV owners out there that have done it yourself?

07-12-2005, 05:01 PM

i have a 02 outback and of course it is not a dd. however i bought a suck up vacum from Discount Inboard Marine and it was only $54.95.

hope that helps,

doug, ttown