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Old 28 Feb 2004, 08:56 pm
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My daughter's 1990 Integra needs an oil and oil filter change. In her auto
manual it says that a special tool is needed to remove the oil filter. I
change oil in all of my six cars and have never needed a special tool for
any filter. Is there any truth to the statement that I will need an oil
filter removal tool?

kevin


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Old 28 Feb 2004, 09:38 pm
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In article <KFb0c.55092$jx3.5641041@twister.southeast.rr.com> , kd
<kwdub40@hotmail.com> wrote:

> My daughter's 1990 Integra needs an oil and oil filter change. In her auto
> manual it says that a special tool is needed to remove the oil filter. I
> change oil in all of my six cars and have never needed a special tool for
> any filter. Is there any truth to the statement that I will need an oil
> filter removal tool?


You can try to spin the filter off by hand but I doubt that will work.
You'll need an oil filter cap with a socket wrench provision. It slips
over the filter and allows you to attach a socket wrench to loosen it.
Make sure you get the proper size for the oil filter.

Also, if you plan on changing the oil often, I'd invest in a torque
wrench. Most oil filters are either installed too tight or too loose.
Tightening it by hand is not enough. The factory spec for a Honda oil
filter is 16 ft. lbs. I tightened the oil filter on my '01 GSR by hand
and found I needed another 1/4 turn to get to the 16 ft. lbs. torque
setting. The drain plug (with new crush washer) shouid be torqued to
33 ft. lbs. Using the torque wrench, you'll never deal with stripped
threads and know that the filter and drain plug were properly tightened
to factory spec.

Paul
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Old 01 Mar 2004, 09:45 am
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Default Re: changing oil filter question

On 2/28/04 7:56 PM, in article
KFb0c.55092$jx3.5641041@twister.southeast.rr.com, "kd" <kwdub40@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> My daughter's 1990 Integra needs an oil and oil filter change. In her auto
> manual it says that a special tool is needed to remove the oil filter. I
> change oil in all of my six cars and have never needed a special tool for
> any filter. Is there any truth to the statement that I will need an oil
> filter removal tool?
>
> kevin
>
>


The "special tool" they mention is an oil filter wrench. Pretty much any
kind will do. The one they specifically recommend is a cap that fits over
the end of the filter.

Usually they come off by hand. Occasionally, I have encountered a filter
screwed on so tight the only way to get it off was to drive a big
screwdriver through the can to serve as the "special tool".

The bottom line is there is no difference from any other car you've ever
worked on.

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