WOW!!!!!!!!! I totally agree. I have owned 8 Hondas and this will be my last. Absolutely the worst design engineering I have seen. I have been changing my own oil for 30 years on a few dozen cars, sometimes I take it in and have others do it when I don't have time. Its not that I don't trust them like some people, I just have always preferred to do it myself. Now, I will have to take it in because this is just too damn stupid to get to. And now, when I take it in a really am going to question whether or not they change the filter and will have to ask for it back because it is so hard to access I could easily see them saying F this, he'll never know.o m g... the most retarded oil filter location lol i have a accord with a k24 and the oil filter is right under the car. so i was under my si for the first time looking for the filter and was like whaaaa.... where the hell is this thing! lol makes me want to get a filter relocation kit.
Meh, just get a flat head screw driver and a hammer (or mallet, doesn't matter), set the flat head up against the crush washer and give it a wack. should come right off.Great DIY. I just did the first oil change on my civic and the job was simple, but if I didn't read about the AL crush washer I never would have known it was there. The old one was practically fused onto the drain plug and they looked like one piece. It was a battle to separate them.
I dont know how many times the previous owners mechanic reused the same washer, but it was definitely not that easy. I used a flathead and hammer, but the washer did not come free all at once, each small section I pried on just bent up and the rest of the washer stayed in place. Eventually after the washer was looking mushroom-like, it was finally able to rotate and I backed the bolt out of it with the rachet. It didn't really take that long, but still longer than it should have.Meh, just get a flat head screw driver and a hammer (or mallet, doesn't matter), set the flat head up against the crush washer and give it a wack. should come right off.