Want to start changing my own oil, but could use confirmation on steps, as I've never changed only the filter element before.
There is a cylindrical aluminum housing attached to the block at the center front of the enging. It is capped at the bottom with a black plastic end-piece with a silver hexkeyed screw in the center. From my reading it seems like that is the filter housing and I need to remove the black plastic cap to drop the element. Is that correct?
Is the silver screw in the center of the cap a drain? Do I unscrew that first to drain the old oil out of the filter housing?
I assume that the black plastic cap is threaded into the housing. Is that correct? Normal right hand threads?
I have read that element kits come with 2 new O-rings. Not sure where 2 would go, but that's what I read. My element (a Purolator L15505) came with 1 large ring that looks like it would seal the black plastic cap. Should there be 2 or 1?
Thanks in advance for your help.