Engine & Gearbox Petrol - Engine oil filter location and viewing

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by hondream, Sunday 11th May, 2014.

  1. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi
    This may seem a bit obvious.
    Where exactly is the engine oil filter located on the 2.4 petrol engine (facelift)?
    Any one have a diagram of the engine and the location of the oil filter?

    Also, if I want see which oil filter (i.e. a Honda OEM or a 3rd party) they have used, can I see the oil filter from the top with the bonnet open, or do I have to crawl under the car or take a wheel off?

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  2. Malibu Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Hi there just search under the prefix for The DIY for oil change you will find your info . As for filters that Honda filters are the preferred type as they are superior to aftermarket ones.
     
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  3. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi. Have already done that, still non the wiser on the various points raised.
    Thanks
     
  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    This may help with your request...

    Guides - 7th Generation petrol oil change • Honda Karma

    2.4 oil filter.

    If you look at the pictures posted by SayamaAccord, 17-22 show the filter.
    This is underneath, on the back of the engine block.
    The engine guard needs removing first, to see and access the sump plug & filter.

    If you are going to do this yourself, please ensure you use suitable axle stands for your safety. :Hey:
     
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  5. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    As Nels said, if you lay under the car. the filter will be on the back of the engine towards the offside of the car.
     
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  6. syzsounds Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I managed to change the filter going in from the top on the passenger side ... Bit tight but doable.
    I used an aftermarket filter as im doing another change at about a 1000 miles, The oil that came out the first time didnt warrant using a Honda filter.
     
  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That must have been difficult, but good to read of your success. :GoodJob:
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You can take the filter off from the top, as long as the filter hasn't been put on real tight.
     
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  9. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    So, if I have the bonnet open, and I'm looking down at the engine,
    would i be able to see the oil filter from the top, and would i be able to tell if it is a Honda filter or a third party one?

    Also, if i'm facing the front of the car, how far is the oil filter from the oil sump drain plug?
    X and Y dimensions from oil drain plug will do.

    Thanks

    PS - i've changed the oil filters on 2 Jap cars (not Honda), and they always have the filters at the back (most awkward of places), but just about doable from the top.
     
  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Yes you'll be able to see it from the top, behind the head on the left hand side next to the exhaust header. View from the top:

    oil-filter-removal-top-accord.

    Telling whether it's an aftermarket one might be easy, an OEM one will be blue - though some aftermarket ones are also. If it's black, it's aftermarket for sure. If I had to approximate the difference going from the front, I'd say the filter is 40cm higher and 20cm to the left, it's also a tiny bit further back.

    As @SpeedyGee said you can get at them from the top like my photo, but if it's been overtightened you might struggle getting enough torque on the wrench to loosen it.
     
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  11. Richardp2020 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It's a pain to get through, easiest way for me was taking the front right wheel off and using a removal tool I bought off ebay for 2.50 :Smile: Makes a massive difference using the right kit.
     
  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Could you post a link or picture of the ebay tool you refer to above please.
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Ah right yes, that type is very good, grips the the filter good and proper.

    I'm pasting a pic of it here as ebay listing disappear after sometime.
    $T2eC16V,!ysE9sy0iO3nBRW-dmEPRQ~~60_12.JPG
     
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  15. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    SpeedyGee.....how many flats/flutes has that got?
    Thanks
     
  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    14 flutes.
     
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  17. Richardp2020 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It was only 2.50 when I bought it less than a year ago and now a bit more, but having changed the oil filter twice once with and once without that tool, It's the best 2.50 I've spent, easily worth the 4.99.
     
  18. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I've got the exact same tool as well, cannot fault it in the slightest - well, it sometimes gets stuck on the filter, but nothing a good bang doesn't sort out :Smile:
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Always great to have a good bang :Tongue::Wink::Grin:
     
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  20. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    As long as you're aware the bang is going to take place, and it doesn't catch you off-guard - otherwise a bang can really startle you out of the blue.
     
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