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If you like to get serious, buy yourself an oil filter cutter. They work like a custom pipe cutter. You can then inspect the filter element and get all the oil out for recycling.
You must reset the % indicator. Changing the oil and filter does not automatically reset the indicator.
ricegerardine : The synthetic oil will rinse out your engine and do no harm whatsoever. Consider it an expensive engine flush, paid for by the garage.
It certainly does not matter which type of oil you use for filling the filter. Always put oil into the filter before installing on engine. Half full is much better than empty.
Good comments above. Follow them plus wipe off surface of where the oil filter contacts the engine, after removing used filter.
Also, leave drain plug off until new filter is installed.
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