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Honda Accord, Oil, Sedan
#646 of 655 I had best luck with a metal strap wrench
Sep 24, 2003 (10:27 pm)
but it wouldn't work on little skinny filters... so there are multiple sizes of them as well, perhaps even three.
then there is the infamous ViseGrip tm 12LC locking plier, with a curved jaw like a baleen whale that opens up and clamps hard on cylinders as large as 3-1/4 inch diameter. that ol' boy would either take your filter off or shred it like cole slaw, so if you ever get that desperate, use it on the filter near the flange of the engine, and be SURE it's clamped on the filter. the flange is a bit more costly and ugly to replace they work great for opening up old Atwater Kent horn speaker diaphraghms
#647 of 655 Filter wrenches
Sep 25, 2003 (5:47 am)
Have a 72 vw van and the filter is huge-had to go to a adjustable nylon strap wrench which should accomodate virtually any size filter-this sucker is surrounded by other engine parts-it is in a hole and could not get a grip on it with my monster channel locks. This adjustable strap wrench fits into a 3/8" socket wrench-found it at a farm & fleet store.
#648 of 655 Removing Original Oil Filter
Sep 25, 2003 (8:55 am)
I too had the problem of my oil filter wrench being slightly too big for the original oil filter. I taped some cardboard on the inside of my wrench and was able to remove the filter. I have a 4-cyl EX and noticed that Fram calls for a different replacement filter in their paper catalog as on their website.
#649 of 655 Honda Filter Size
Sep 25, 2003 (10:38 am)
Apparently, Honda is replacing its older and larger oil filter with a smaller oil filter for the 03 Accord. The old larger filter can be used on the 03. Fram and others make both sizes, I use the older larger size filter on my 03 Accord.
#650 of 655 Did anybody else see this?
Sep 25, 2003 (12:57 pm)
Just curious if everyone else on here has seen this comparison between the Honda genuine and the Fram filter? Interesting...
I apologize if this was brough up earlier in the forum.
Sep 25, 2003 (5:13 pm)
"you can pay me now... and... you can also pay me a lot more later" perhaps for the modified slogan?
Sep 26, 2003 (6:57 am)
Somebody did a detailed review and has it on a web site of most major aftermarket oil filters out there and there are a lot better options than the orange ones. Seem to remember AC Delco and the Walmart private label filters doing well.
Sep 26, 2003 (9:34 am)
Does anyone just hand-tighten their oil filters anymore? On my old Ford pickup, I used to just give it a good 2 hand twist at the end and never had a problem with leaking. Granted, you can't get close enough to most filters now to give it a 2 hand twist with any leverage.
#655 of 655 That's all I ever do - luckily,
Sep 26, 2003 (9:36 am)
I can get my hands on the filters of the three cars I work on (PT Cruiser GT, MR-2 and Nissan 240SX).