Stinks like fish
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durango, Colorado
Get a large ziploc bag and put around the fliter when you are about to take it off. This will catch the drippingsonce you break the seal and once it is off you can zip it up neatly. The amount of oil the filter retains is atribut to good anti drainback valves.
It's not a design flaw, it is a desigh that allows a larger sump, with the oil filet out of the way. Just think, Nissans run close to the same displacement with 2 qts less oil. What would you rather have?