A few weeks ago, my dad ran into oil pressure problems on his 1985 308 GTSi QV (see thread 308 Oil Pressure Problems). When my dad bought his 308, it already had the FRAM PH2804-1 oil filter already attached to it. The previous owner said it had 20w 50 oil in the car but he did not say whether it was synthetic or regular. In the prior thread, it was suggested that the oil filter may have failed. Soon after we got this information, my dad and I set off to try and find a new filter & oil. One of the filters that Matt Lemus recommended was the Baldwin B253 which is what my dad bought. After a lot of research in the F-Chat archives, my dad picked up Mobil 1 15w 50 synthetic oil (expensive stuff... $5.25 per qt.) Next we changed the oil using the LiquiVac oil changing system. This removes the oil directly from the dipstick tube (Next time we will drain the oil from the bottom to remove all the grime). After we pumped out all the oil, we packed the area around the old oil filter with towels so there wouldnt be any mess. But when we unscrewed the FRAM, oil poured out everywhere! It just passed right through the paper towels, down the engine and formed a huge puddle on the ground. Then we cleaned up the oil the best we could both from on top and underneath the car and installed the Baldwin B253. After putting in just under 8 qts of oil, the car is running fine and the oil pressure is holding steady and it seems to warm up faster. Can anyone please tell us for future reference how to keep from spilling all the oil from the filter? We may think it was because the old FRAM filter didnt have a back drain tube in it. Thanks David PS: Some people may think that my dad is crazy for letting me to work his car, but I had a lot of fun. My dad says it is important to learn basic maintenance.