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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear Friends,
I have done a terrible mistake which i should share with you to prevent you experiencing the same.
I just change my honda genuine oil filter at a service station without going to Honda dealer as i was busy. The service guy have used a wire winch to tighten the oil filter which have made a small dent and scratch on the oil filter. After done 1400km all of sudden i found my check engine warning light came on. When i checked engine oil level it is zero. Luckily i had a spare oil can with me and i put it all the started the engine then i saw a big oil streak coming from the filter and oil was coming out in large quantity, i rushed my car to a near by garage and changed the damaged filter with a new genuine honda filter with me in the car. This guy too used a wire winch and said it will not damage the filter and i believe him. Exactly after 1450km the same thing happened.
The wire winch has damaged my two original oil filters. Then i took my car to another guy who used proper oil winch ( a CUP like winch tightly fitting the oil filter) which has not damaged my oil filter. He asked me to feel the filter after tightening to check for damages which was nil.
But the two episodes cost me more than 130$ until the last damage i did not realized the problem.
My recommendation to you is go for a service station with a properly fitting oil winch for your service if you don't go to Honda.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I only use a mechancial wrench type device to remove the filter but never to put the new one back on. When putting on the new filter I get it tight as I can with just my hand and then back it off 1/4 turn. I've never had a problem doing it this way.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Even the "printed" pictures on the filters say "After the filter gasket touches the block, tighten 3/4 to 1 turn."

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats horrible....

I put mines on hand tight and almost always can unscrew it by hand too and once done I check for leaks.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What an idiot at the dealership... That should be the last thing he should do wrong, changing the oil... Thus why I change the simple stuff myself oil cvt all done by me... I understand you had no time and they shouldn't of messed that up, that could of really damaged your car running on no oil..
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What an idiot at the dealership... That should be the last thing he should do wrong, changing the oil... Thus why I change the simple stuff myself oil cvt all done by me... I understand you had no time and they shouldn't of messed that up, that could of really damaged your car running on no oil..
Of course more careful reading of the post indicates that this was not done at the dealer.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I only use a mechancial wrench type device to remove the filter but never to put the new one back on.....
Same here.

I always tighten the filter by hand, and NOT as tight as I can get it.

Once in a while I have to use a "tool" to get the filter off, but not very often.

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