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  • Offline Sloth

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    Engine oil filter replacement interval
    on: Mar 21, 2022, 01.22 am
    Mar 21, 2022, 01.22 am
    Found a discrepancy between the EU and US manuals and wanted owner clarifications.

    European: change oil filter at every oil change (600, 8k, 16k, 24k mile)

    US: change oil filter every other oil change (600, 16k mile)

    I’m US based with a 2016. What is the proper interval change based on real user experience? Thanks for the help as always. 

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2022, 03.18 am
    Mar 21, 2022, 03.18 am
    In my opinion, I would replace the filter every oil change. It is exactly what it says “A Filter” if you feel you need to save a few dollars then change the filter but not the oil. This said, I would always replace both.

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2022, 01.03 pm
    Mar 21, 2022, 01.03 pm
    Yeah, what IJW said.

    If I'm putting new oil in the crankcase then I'm also spinning a new filter on.  Always, every vehicle I've ever owned. Maybe it isn't entirely necessary, but it's cheap and more protective than not doing so. 

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2022, 04.58 pm
    Mar 21, 2022, 04.58 pm
    I change oil and oil filter every 5000km/3000miles or 6 months, whichever comes first.

    I change the DCT oil filter ever second oil filter change.

    That said, I run organic 20W50 oil and would have extended the time between the oil and filter change to yearly if I were running synthetic. Mileage limits would remain unchanged.

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2022, 01.13 am
    Mar 22, 2022, 01.13 am
    Thanks everyone, and I agree on replacing the filter every time. Just not sure why the US manual made the change. I’m changing my oil every 4,000 with full synthetic.

    Now to figure out how to get the tank off without breaking fairing clips for an air filter change.

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2022, 12.22 pm
    Mar 22, 2022, 12.22 pm
    It’s very common in the US market for all HONDA products to replace the oil filter on “B” service ( every other oil change). 
    Honda is not the only manufacturer doing this.  Many manufacturers recommend that the oil filter be replaced every second time you get your oil changed. So, if you're on a 3,000-mile cycle you'd change your filter every 6,000; if you're on a 6,000-mile cycle (as with most modern vehicles) you'd change out every 12,000


    Reason unknown…………lower cost of ownership ?. Less pollution ?there is move in the industry to use more friendly filter design like replacement filter element reusing the housing.

    Each year the U.S. generates 425 million used automotive oil filters containing 160,000 tons of iron units and 18 million gallons of oil.

    https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/usedoil/facts
    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2022, 12.23 pm by Showkey

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2022, 09.10 pm
    Mar 22, 2022, 09.10 pm
    *Originally Posted by Sloth [+]
    Now to figure out how to get the tank off without breaking fairing clips for an air filter change.

    Having just done that (remove the tank, and avoided breaking clips), the bit that was missing for me in all the descriptions I saw was the velcro-like material in places along the top edge of the plastic holding it to the tank. So it wouldn't slide because the velcro held it in place. One you know that, it's really easy - just hold the place in the plastic that's where your knee is when riding hard against the tank as you pull the top edge, and you'll be supporting the plastic clip so it won't break. Once the velcro is separated, it slides backwards with little effort.

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    Re: Engine oil filter replacement interval
    Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 2022, 11.43 pm
    Mar 22, 2022, 11.43 pm
    That stuff is brilliant, it's like Velcro on steroids. For those unfamiliar with it, it's called Dual Lock, developed by 3M.
    (Honda refers to it as "dual lock" in the instructions for removal of the knee pads.) It's very useful stuff for when you
    want something to have strong adherence but also be removable when required. Pretty much weatherproof, too.