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post #91 of 124 Old 06-14-2016, 04:36 PM
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I would NEVER EVER go past 5000 miles. oil breaks down and creates acids which eat away at seals and etch cylinder walls and decrease HP which in turn affects MPG's. acids are a by product of gas and oil mixing . it happens with ANY gas engine.use a quality filter (wix or hastings).
fully synthetic oil lasts alot longer than that. 5000 miles is the limit for conventional oil.
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I have an LX FWD, and have the plastic cover in the front. I have not done my own oil change yet, but I purchased a Fumoto F106SX valve and now I'm not even sure it will work. I see a small access hole through the plastic cover to access what I believe to be the oil drain plug, but I do not see the oil filter or an access port for the filter anywhere.

Has anyone installed a Fumoto on an HR-V with the plastic cover in front? If so, do you have to drop the cover every time you do an oil change?

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You'll need to remove the cover every time to change the oil. That is the price for having a slight better economy.

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Just did my first oil change last weekend, that front cover is not a big deal at ALL to remove. Just some clips and screws, and it all seats in/comes back out no problem, although one of my clips was faulty, so dealer will be replacing that when I actually take it in.
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there is a debate about filters. 2 types are honda OEM:
15400-PLM-A01 made by filtech
and

15400-PLM-A02 made by FRAM.


the A02 is now the standard.

I prefer the old ones and I got several from this place on Amazon.

(sorry I cannot post links I guess )

not the cheapest but I thought it was worth it in my eyes.

Also some Bosch filters fit as well.

as to when to change people vary some some when it is around 15 to 10% oil life per service minder others say earlier.

I will probably wait until below 30% and go from there.


By the way there are some videos that are very helpful.

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Did you need to lift the car up on ramps or jackstands - or can all be accessed with 4 wheels on the ground ( is there enough ground clearance ?)
I'm planning my first change end of this month... and any insight is helpful.
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If you have the AWD version there is enough clearance to change the oil and filter with 4 wheels on the ground. The FWD version is bit more complicated. It has a cover under the engine. I don't know if there is enough room to remove it without lifting the car?
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Thanks - I looked under real quick and it looks roomy enough - but until you crawl under ya never know. I have AWD by the way, and have done 77,000 miles of oil changes on the R18 - so hopefully its old hat to me.
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I think the ride height is the same between the FWD and AWD. Honestly my AWD HRV is the easiest car to do an oil change I have owned since my '69 Camaro 6 cyl. I had when I was 16. My last two cars had the oil filters on the back side of the block facing the firewall. Had to move some bits just to get access from above and still could not see the filter, had to remove and install by feel. And usually burning myself on hot engine parts.
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Putting in a Fumoto valve would make oil changes even easier.

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