Service & Maintenance Oil Filter removal

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by tucker, Friday 24th Jun, 2016.

  1. tucker Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi
    I need to change the oil and filter and I found that the filter housing wasn't intact.

    I have bought a new housing from Honda which comes with a filter already in place and ready to go.

    However, even on the new one I am struggling to remove the filter from the housing (I think it pulls off, but it seems very difficult). I want to check before I fit it so I know for next time. I have given it some beef and it's not easy to remove and might explain why the existing housing is damaged. I don't want to smash the new one.

    Does it pull of or do I need to twist it?
     
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  2. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Every filter I've done has been a sealed unit that doesn't come apart.
    Can I see a pic please?
     
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  3. tucker Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It's a paper filter already fitted to the housing lid.
     

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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That paper cartridge should come off easily a gently twist and pull.
     
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  5. tucker Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I've managed to prise it off but it was well stuck on and I can see why the old one got smashed as it's a tight fit and just a flimsy plastic cage underneath!

    All sorted now thanks.
     
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  6. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    What an interesting filter the FR-V has.
    I was expecting it to be like this.
     

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  7. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    They can be a bit hard to get off, but I've never damaged one. I'm guessing that maybe your old one was an aftermarket jobbie?

    All Honda diesels are like @tucker's example. And nicely easy to access at the top of the engine.
     
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