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Can I use a oil filter for a 1.6L in a 2.5L engine?

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Can I use a oil filter for a 1.6L in a 2.5L engine?

I have extra 1.6L engine oil filters, fram tough guard, good up to 16,000km premium conventional oil. I want to use the tough guard oil filter in a crv, that uses synthetic oil. The crv only runs like 3,000-5,000km/yr between oil changes and doesn't run the full mileage of the synthetic oil. So would it be okay to use it in a crv? Would it cause any problems with oil pressure? The crv is a 2.5L I think.
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As long as the oil filter is identical size it should be fine.

I drove 1,200 kms with a Toyota filter (for a Toyota - not a Lexus) in a Lexus. Filter was smaller and ended up all twisted but had no impact on engine. This is what happens when you buy a used Lexus vehicle from a Toyota dealer too lazy/stupid to install the proper filter when doing an oil change before putting a used vehicle for sale.
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TomLafinsky wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 7:42 pm
As long as the oil filter is identical size it should be fine.
All honda/acura vehicles use the same size oil filter. So this filter would have the same size rubber ring seal that seats against the engine when it is screwed on.
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cheapmeister wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 7:45 pm
All honda/acura vehicles use the same size oil filter. So this filter would have the same size rubber ring seal that seats against the engine when it is screwed on.
Then you are fine. Just make sure the two filters are identical in size when doing the oil change.
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The Fram Tough Guard filters are an great choice. If it's the right one for your car, you should have no concern using them.

Use the Fram website and compare the oil filter part numbers for the two vehicles. If they're the same, then go ahead and use the old filters you have.

If not, spend the $10 and get the right one.

By the way, your CR-V has a 2.4 L engine.
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Get the right oil filter for your engine. Even if the oil filter size and looks the same, the internals could be different, like surface area of the element (think oil pressure and volume), bypass valve, etc.

I had a car that was so picky on the oil filter that even using a non OEM filter would cause valvetrain noise on startup.
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Damn man don’t nickel and dime on an oil filter. Spend a few dollars and get the exact one you need for your car.
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Are we really jeopardizing an entire engine so we can save $8 on an oil filter? Am I reading this right?
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derass wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 11:07 pm
The Fram Tough Guard filters are an great choice. If it's the right one for your car, you should have no concern using them.

Use the Fram website and compare the oil filter part numbers for the two vehicles. If they're the same, then go ahead and use the old filters you have.

If not, spend the $10 and get the right one.

By the way, your CR-V has a 2.4 L engine.
Fram makes the worse filters in the industry :facepalm:
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Check to see what filters both cars use. If both are Hondas, I'm guessing it's the same filter.

At one point I had a Honda, Acura, and Hyundai and they all used the same size filter. My infiniti didn't but the same filter was compatible anyways. So I would buy a case and use the same filter on the cars. It was quite nice not having to stock so many unique parts.
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acheuk wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 12:57 am
Get the right oil filter for your engine. Even if the oil filter size and looks the same, the internals could be different, like surface area of the element (think oil pressure and volume), bypass valve, etc.

I had a car that was so picky on the oil filter that even using a non OEM filter would cause valvetrain noise on startup.
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Aug 11th, 2018 9:09 am
Damn man don’t nickel and dime on an oil filter. Spend a few dollars and get the exact one you need for your car.
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Aug 11th, 2018 11:54 am
Are we really jeopardizing an entire engine so we can save $8 on an oil filter? Am I reading this right?
Ok. I went to CT and bought the correct oil filter. Fram ultra, which was on sale this week. The filter is a bit smaller than the filter I was thinking of using as a substitute. Ended up getting it basically for free anyway cause I fulfilled my spend $60 and get $15 back offer.
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? But if the part number was the same (fram 1234) ,what’s the problem?
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6mthatch wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 1:05 pm
Fram makes the worse filters in the industry :facepalm:
Agreed. I just do a bulk order at rock auto for wix filters every few years.
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Fram makes good filters too, their Ultra line is good.

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