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Doesn't it void the warranty to do it myself?

My new crv have 7 years extended warranty.
I think, better do all service with dealer until warranty expire.

But, l like to buy oil filter wrench in case i need it.
Is this good oil filter wrench?

Large range to fit most standard size filters from 3 1/8-Inch to 3 7/8-Inch:
http://www.amazon.ca/Lisle-63250-Range- ... ter+wrench

or

Removes all oil filters from 2-1/2-Inch to 3-1/8-Inch in diameter:
http://www.amazon.ca/Lisle-63600-Oil-Fi ... ter+wrench
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Esutha wrote:
May 27th, 2015 1:25 am
Doesn't it void the warranty to do it myself?
No, just keep your receipts of the oil, filter and other supplies and a log of when you did the change if you ever need warranty service and Honda asks you about it.
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Asker123 wrote:
May 26th, 2015 11:39 pm
I am sorry , I take my words back, may be I got confused.
I saw the folks changing oil, the filter is removed later after draining the oil hence very little oil came out of it so I just though that filter contains very little oil. This may be due to the fact that filter is removed after the oil is drained. I think I somehow got the idea that may be filter is independent and can be changed without draining oil.
Got it wrong. Thx for correcting.

Hey but wait, there has to be some truth in what I am saying.
I have heard from some folks whose car burn lots of oil and hence they keep on adding lots of oil. They mentioned that they only change filter and dont change oil anymore. How is that possible then?

Any one got any clue?
If you are burning 4+L in between changes, and have nothing left when "changing" oil, your engine is toast.
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#1) register on the myHonda owners website and there's a place to enter all your own maintenance checks and oil changes

#2) I believe the small Honda filters are about 2 3/4 dia, so the smaller wrench.

I like the end cap wrenches but the old school metal band wrenches work well too

#3) As other posters have mentioned, the oil filter only holds about a cup of oil, there's no need to drain all the oil out of the engine to change it. It can be changed independently of your motor oil if you so desire, just replace the cup of oil that came out with the old filter

#4) I believe all Canadian Honda dealers use Honda full synthetic 0w20. US Honda dealers sell both semi and full synthetic genuine Honda 0w20 oil
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What oil filter wrench did you use before on your old Honda?
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Esutha wrote:
May 27th, 2015 10:03 am
Can anyone recommend good oil filter wrench for honda oil filter?

http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=i ... 1432734054
i have this Image

^^^^^ might hard if splash guard opening is too small (u can also cut a bigger hole on the splash guard. do it after the warranty is over lol)

and a channel lock wrench if the filter was torqued down nice

Image

or rubber glove

95% of the time i can remove them by hand
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l69norm wrote:
May 27th, 2015 10:20 am
What oil filter wrench did you use before on your old Honda?
I used same like the 2nd pic above ^^, but hard to remove filter with that.
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^^ Well if they usually tighten the oil filters with just hands , shouldn't just hands be sufficient to remove those? and you are saying you can't even remove using tools? That means they are over tightening those.
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Goto any CT, partsource, walmart. etc and get a standard metal strap oil filter wrench. There's 3 sizes, less than $10:

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Esutha wrote:
May 27th, 2015 10:33 am
I used same like the 2nd pic above ^^, but hard to remove filter with that.
lol what's hard with a channel lock? u just want to get the oil filter going

u have baby hands?

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