Slightly embarrasing oil filter question
So woke up this morning with plans to do the first oil change on my 2015 Grand Cherokee Altitude with synthetic oil.
Everything was going great until it was time to take the oil filter off. Visually, I thought I had the correct size socket for the cap. After about 30 minutes of searching my garage, it turns out I didn't. I tried everything I had and it wouldn't budge.
So I had my Jeep with the oil drained out on ramps and I have to be to work in 30 minutes. Quite the dilemma.
So I said screw it, put the new oil in and left the old oil filter in.
Question is... now that I have the correct socket, can I replace the oil filter without draining the oil again? I've never owned a vehicle that had the top mount oil filter. I think I should be able to, but I don't want to take the filter out and then have oil gushing everywhere in the engine bay.
Anyone have any experience?