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i was changing the oil and oil filter in my 07 Si sedan today and i felt like the oil filter was way to hard to reach, i had to take of the passenger side wheel and go threw there to get it out and replace it. is this what everyone does? is there an easier way to reach it?

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They do this so you have to go to their dealerships to do servicing.

Theres a tool you can get to do this.. but i forgot what it's called, i saw my neighbor using it once.

edit: it was a sort of arm that could twist and turn and rotate
 

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ok here ya go the easiest way to do this that i have found is to do it this way. but one downfall.

use a fram filter (aka downfall) it has the grip on the back. now turn your wheel all the way to the left and reach in with your arm and put it on hand tight. so then when you change it with your hand its easy.

this is what my friend does with his SI.

but if you do like me i jack up the front end get under the car. and you can get a pair of adjustable plyers and get your arm up above the filter adjust the plyers so they face up and then you can get on the filter and take it off easy. ps becareful for the drip. haha
 

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u dont have to take the whole wheel off but thats the best way to reach it...

just get ur arm up in there after the car is jacked up
 

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i know ,what a hassle just to change your own oil, so i learned from mistake, i now take it to a local shop and they can do it. The time and effort is not worth it- takes almost 1-2 hours for me Plus copst of oil and filter. Cost at the shop is 35 bucks plus 1/2 hour of my time.
 

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Chance of them screwing the simplest job up.. too high to risk.. personally
I just reach my arm in from underneath while jacked up. There s a gap you can find in the under frame
 

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oh and they dont use high quality oil or filter. and it shouldnt take you 1-2 hours unless you take a beer break every 10 mins. i gaurantee you. do it the fram way or the sand paper way and you can do it in 30 mins.
 

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I just did my first oil change this past weekend what a pain in my a#@,honda had the filter on there so tight ittook me forever to get it off.:SHOCKED:
 

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^+1!!! I ended up stabbing the oil filter and turning it that way. I was pissed!!! At least I know what I am in for next time.
 

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well after the 3rd or 4rth time you figure your own little tricks that helped you do it the previous times.
 

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Washer on Oil Drain Bolt

Do u guys replace the washer like the manual says? I dont and never did yet. Atleast i think it hasnt since 4 out of five have been done and the shop and i didnt bother askin.
 

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Crush washers are supposed to be replaced everytime. Last time i used the same one with no issues. It mainly helps not strip the threads from over tightening.
 

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in the end i took of the wheel, reached in... couldn't get it out with my hand so i used


and it worked just fine. i think it is a bad idea to place such a commonly maintained item so deep beneath the motor and suspension, it took me like 10 minutes just to find the darn thing. its my first oil change with this car.

and since i had one wheel off i rotated my tires too =)
 

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For me the dealer takes 1-2 hours, which is unacceptable, since i can do it in 30 minutes, that includes cleaning up jack and tools.
 
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