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Old 06-28-2008, 10:18 AM
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Type SH Engine Oil Filter Removal Advice Wanted

I want to change my own engine oil. What is the best way to remove and replace the engine oil filter on my 1997 Type SH? Do I need a special oil filter wrench or any other special tools?

How do I keep from spilling a lot of used engine oil all over my newly cleaned Prelude engine? What do I need to cover to keep the oil off the engine?

Any other engine oil changing advice?
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:36 AM
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Not too sure about the difference from the Base to the SH but I think mostly the same, just get you a drip pan like $3 at a the auto parts store. Plus after your done you can take your old oil back to the Auto parts place and dump your oil in the recycle drum.

Now usually I drain the oil pan first until it is barely dripping. Then replace the oil pan drain plug and tighten. Now then I move my oil drip pan in a better position to catch the oil from the filter. Now someone might know a better way than this but I place a rag over my exhaust its that flex joint part before the CAT. That just keeps the oil from getting on the exhaust. Then once the filter is off I wipe off the area around the filter. I then dab my finger in oil and lube the threads and the o ring on the new filter before I screw on the new filter. I tighten it hand tight then about a 1/4 to 1/2 turn with the filter wrench. As for a filter wrench I have found using the slip joint oil filter pliers from AutoZone work the best on my Base model. I havn't changed the oil on a SH before so it might be a little different but I doubt it.

Then I use a funnel to add the new oil. I put in four quarts, after waiting like an hour or more then I check the level on the dip stick, usually I'll add like 1/2a quart more. Good luck on changing your own oil once you do it a couple of times you'll be a pro plus it saves you so much money.
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Type SH Oil Filter Removal

Rob,

Thanks for your reply to my question! The Type SH has the engine oil filter is on the driver's side up near the top of the engine. It is in a different place to make room for the ATTS unit that is standard on the Type SH. This is what I have been told. Let me know if I am wrong.
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Drain your oil from the pan first. For the oil filter, usually you'll need an oil filter wrench to get it off. Like he said, put a rag over any engine / exhaust parts that oil may drip on. When you put the new oil filter back on rub oil around the new gasket and make sure the old gasket isnt stuck on the engine. The new oil filter only needs to be hand tightened. Lots of common sense stuff after that...like make sure your oil plug is back in before you put the new oil in. Check your manual as to how much oil your car needs. My manual says for the h23 - 4.5 and the h22 - 5
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You shouldn't need a filter wrench. The spot is hard enough to reach without trying to fit a tool in there. I can pretty much guarantee the last person to change the filter just hand tightened it so you should be able to remove it by hand.
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^^^^^ the oil filter, after draining the oil should NOT have been tightened more than hand tight and all the built up pressure will be gone and your have will have no problem unscrewing filter...there will be oil that spills on the back of your engine and part of your drive-shafts...pull the oil filter down(let your car cool down you WILL get oil on your arm) as quick as possible leaving the opening towards the sky, to keep any oil in the filter, in the filter. Then just take a red shop rag to the back of your engine, small portion of your drive-shaft, and exhaust piping...so there will be no burn off on the next drive...you should be able to complete this small, regularly occurring maintenance, get intimate with your car, and where ever possible don't let anyone touch your car...they could give a crap!
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The easiest way to do it is by hand just make sure the car hasn't been running or you're gonna burn yourself.

Just twist COUNTER clock wise and it'll come right out, the oil in it is already drained since it sits up side down. If its slipery, put on a rubber glove and that'll let you take it out...

Super easy
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If its slipery, put on a rubber glove and that'll let you take it out...

Super easy
Thats what she said! Bahaa. I'M KIDDING! But seriously, it works.

...Or just use Fram Toughguard filters....and they already have a rubber backing on them to make removal and installation easy.
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Re: Type SH Engine Oil Filter Removal Advice Wanted

i was going to ask if the oil drained out of the filter since it's kinda upside down. but brute answered it for me. grand idea honda.

thanx for taking the time to answer everyone.

i've never owned a car with cooling lines going to the oil filter and googled how to change oil for sh models. wanted to ensure no coolant got in the oriface the filter is screwed onto. that would suck!
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