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Old 08-30-2008, 01:02 PM
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please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

Changing oil for the first time....bought fram oil filter CPH3593A...was ment for ludes 89=96...did not have anything for 98-01...so I bought this thinking it will fit ...will it??? does any one have an idea...also the washers I bought are copper 1/2 inch ...are these the right size...? I don't wanna remove oil if these specs are incorrect....plz advise..
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

well best if you get the correct stuff. what i did first time i had oil changed was took to honda and watched them and seen how everything went down.
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

idk man, BTW i like fram oil filters becasue there easy to take off and there a good quality
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

Well if they didn't have the filter for your car and you got another filter that isn't for your car, then that means you got a filter that wasn't for your car lol. The parts have different part numbers for a reason. Its because the parts are different. Why are parts different? because they are not the same. That's pretty strait forward.
Could just be the fact that the capacity of the filter is different and the threading is the same and that's the only difference between the two but who cares.... Why wouldn't you get the correct filter? I'm kinda confused about that.
Fram is good but my local parts store has mobil 1 on sale 5 quarts mobil 1 and a mobil 1 filter for 25$ ohhhh yeah so I just use that.

And the goofy part is is that mobil 1 filters are like 10$ themselves but you cannot get the deal unless you use the mobil 1 filter. Like I couldn't get the 5 quarts mobil and a 4 dollar fram filter for 25 it has to be 5 quarts mobil and the 10 dollar filter. What's with that, lol..... But I won't complain....

And as for your copper rings... I'm assuming your talking about the crush rings for the drain plug... Dude you don't need to replace those everytime you change ur oil... That's kinda over kill..... Just clean it up nice and you will be fine.. If you notice that you dripping oil from around your plug then go ahead and change em out...

I just don't get why you went as far as getting new crush rings but didn't get the right filter lol...

I'm not trying to flame so sorry if it sounds like that

but I mean that's like wiping before you poop..... It just doesn't make sense....
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

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I mean that's like wiping before you poop..... It just doesn't make sense....
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

Yeah guess what...I got ramps for 30bucks ( I had to walk 1.3 kms to get them and at 30 pounds they became heavy real soon)...so I set everything up only to realize my lude is too low ..so now I have to walk back and return those( hopefully)...and get hydraulic jacks...imagine spending 150 bucks on an oilchange...( and I was hoping to reduce my oil change bills)
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

I have an S2000 oil filter.
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

In case you're wondering, the 3593A is the correct filter (if you're going with FRAM). It's the one I use all the time.

And x2 what poohbear said. You don't need to change the crush rings at all. Just wipe off the threads and everything around where the oil filter goes, and you're golden.
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

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I have an S2000 oil filter.
E, check this out.
The h22 oil filter and S2k filter from fram are the same god dam numbers. I remember looking a few months ago and i was like no ****. But i have herd s2k filters work better on H22's blocks, is that ture?
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

well if they are the SAME number then there is NO difference lol
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

He's using the OEM s2k filter, not the stupid POS Fram. Which, by the way, is a complete piece o' crap. Dont use fram guys, no joke they are proven time after time to suck ass. Go to bobistheoilguy.com and read up on everything you could possibly want to know about oil.
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^ gotcha, i gotta read up on that, thanks man!
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

Fram FTMFL.
My 2nd choice is always Wix. I'll use STP if I can't get that but I refuse to use Fram.
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Re: please help a DIY first timer(oil filter)

Take that filter back, go somewhere else because if they sold you that filter saying it would work they clearly don't know what they are talking about.

I used to know the number right off
FRAM PH3593 or something like that.

I guess I was lucky as my old man showed me how at a very young age. I was helping him change oil at age 11. He was a traveling salesman so he did alot of oil changes.

Easiest way once you have all your tools you need.

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3/8 rachet
17MM socket (or at least I think I remember it being a 17MM?)
oil filter pliers (these seem to work the best for me) sold at Autozone for like $6

Steps

1. Drive car up on ramps
2. place oil drip pan under oil pan
3. loosen valve cover oil cap
4. place shop towel/ rag over exhaust pipe to catch dripping oil (trust me it helps)
5. loosen oil drain plug (once broken free you can turn by hand don't drop it in the oil drip pan.) * also watch out if motor is hot it will burn*
6. Once last bit of oil comes out and drips for a bit replace oil drain plug and tighten * don't use a whole lot of torque* usually tighten all the way by hand then give it a 1/4 to 1/2 turn with the rachet
7. Loosen oil filter with pliers (once broken free it will also turn by hand) * watch out may also be hot* I recommend letting the engine to cool off before changing oil anyways.
8. take your new filter wet the rubber seal with your old oil just enough on your finger to run around the seal and also put a little bit on your threads on the filter that spin on to the oil cooler. (the threaded stud that comes out and your oil filter screws onto.)
Tighten all the way by hand and then about 1/2 turn with the oil filter pliers.
9. Put four quarts of your choice of oil.
10. screw oil cap back on.
11. start car and pull off the ramps. Then turn off car and let it sit for a while
12. Clean up mess store used oil or pour into a container to take to Auto parts store they recycle.
13. Check dip stick if a little low add oil as needed. Usually low mark on the dip stick is about 1/2 a quart low.

Generally you'll need to run the car for a few minutes to get the oil run thru the new filter before getting an accurate reading but I think its enough time after you pull it off the ramps.

Put thats it dude very easy

Just a few pointers to locate things under the car.

1. Do you know what your oil drain plug is?
Its that bolt you'll see once you are under the car it's I think a 17mm. Its hard to miss it is a hexagon bolt head right in the middle of the oil pan thats your drain plug.

2. Once you under the car to find your filter do you know where that is?
Drag yourself way under the car to the backside of your motor, now look up past your exhaust pipe you can't miss it. Its a tight fit getting those pliers in there but you should be able to figure it out. Good luck bro,,

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To Rob.

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