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I've done this MANY times, on our bought new 2008 Pilot.

I've previosly stripped the bolt head on my oil drain plug, and have used a magnetic replacement one for years.
I never get my torque wrench under there either.
So, my sockets were slipping, stripping on the bolt head again yesterday! Finally a hammered a 12mm socket on it and got it off!

I have a 1st over oversized drain plug for it for if/when the thread start to strip.
I tried it after draining the oil- it went in and was going to 'cut' some slightly bigger threads.
I didn't put it in, and re-used the somewhat stripped bolt head on that one and snugged it up again.

Then, I go to get the filter off. No amount of grunting, using various non slip things in hand were working!
I finally got it off by grabbing it with a my channel locks which deformed it really badly, but it DID come off!

So I tried not to put it on so tightly this time!

Just shy of 194K miles! All original - well- one TB etc. at 142K and VTEC solenoid thingy.

Usually, it's a breeze and it takes all of 5-10 minutes. NOT yesterday!
All is well though now.
 

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Your lil what? :D


I'm slightly apprehending the next time I have to remove the oil filter, because the last time I put it on I thought it might be a good idea to torque it to spec with a torque wrench. I think I got the spec right, but it just gave me the impression that I had to tighten it well above what to the feel is "gudentight."
 

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I use fumoto oil drain valves. Check them out. You’ll never have mess with that oil drain plug again. Also are you using Honda oil filters? There’s a oil filter wrench attachment that gets the filter off easy every time.


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I've done this MANY times, on our bought new 2008 Pilot.

I've previosly stripped the bolt head on my oil drain plug, and have used a magnetic replacement one for years.
I never get my torque wrench under there either.
So, my sockets were slipping, stripping on the bolt head again yesterday! Finally a hammered a 12mm socket on it and got it off!

I have a 1st over oversized drain plug for it for if/when the thread start to strip.
I tried it after draining the oil- it went in and was going to 'cut' some slightly bigger threads.
I didn't put it in, and re-used the somewhat stripped bolt head on that one and snugged it up again.

Then, I go to get the filter off. No amount of grunting, using various non slip things in hand were working!
I finally got it off by grabbing it with a my channel locks which deformed it really badly, but it DID come off!

So I tried not to put it on so tightly this time!

Just shy of 194K miles! All original - well- one TB etc. at 142K and VTEC solenoid thingy.
Well, if you have this problem... :p
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Sometimes you dont know your own strength. Maybe one of those Sumitomo Fumoto oil pan valves would be better if a torque wrench isn't something you really want to break out.
I dunno what it is on the oil filter. Paranoia I guess. I hand tight, but inevitably, I always have to get the channel locks too.
 
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Your lil what? :D


I'm slightly apprehending the next time I have to remove the oil filter, because the last time I put it on I thought it might be a good idea to torque it to spec with a torque wrench. I think I got the spec right, but it just gave me the impression that I had to tighten it well above what to the feel is "gudentight."
I edited/fixed the thread title, sorry
 

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I've done this MANY times, on our bought new 2008 Pilot.

Then, I go to get the filter off. No amount of grunting, using various non slip things in hand were working!
I finally got it off by grabbing it with a my channel locks which deformed it really badly, but it DID come off!

So I tried not to put it on so tightly this time!
Are you putting some oil on the gasket on the new filter before you install it?
Usually, the filter will have instructions about how tightly to install it, such as to rotate the filter some fraction of a full turn after the gasket first makes contact. What are the instructions for the filter you are using?
 

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I feel your pain with the filter. I did a change on my 2007 Accord the other day and the filter looked like the hulk had smashed it before it came off. I don't recall putting it on that tight. :unsure:
 

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Are you putting some oil on the gasket on the new filter before you install it?
Usually, the filter will have instructions about how tightly to install it, such as to rotate the filter some fraction of a full turn after the gasket first makes contact. What are the instructions for the filter you are using?
Yes, I always lube the threads and gasket. I just put it on EXTRA tight that time.
Instructions? We don't need no stinking instructions man!
I have no idea, possilby in Chinese and I didn't get my wife rt read it LOL

Engwish, it can b so hrd to tipe sumtimes. :LOL:

Or in my case, lots of times. I have dyslexic fingers.
Word!
 
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Oh, and I think I will order another plug w/ magnet online for the next one.
So I can strip it yet again of course! LOL

I never really see/feel anything on the magnet- I tested it to see if was still working. Barely yes.

** Edit- I just ordered an alloy magnetic one online- $11.63 Incl shipping. Be about 10 days. That's OK, I just changed the Oil.
And it's Blue in color, it'll match my motorcycle LOL
 

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I use fumoto oil drain valves. Check them out. You’ll never have mess with that oil drain plug again. Also are you using Honda oil filters? There’s a oil filter wrench attachment that gets the filter off easy every time.


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Do you have to use an extension adapter on any of your vehicles? I'm looking at a drain valve for my 2012 pilot.
 

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I use fumoto oil drain valves. Check them out. You’ll never have mess with that oil drain plug again. Also are you using Honda oil filters? There’s a oil filter wrench attachment that gets the filter off easy every time.


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I've seen them. Does it release and close from the top of the vehicle?
Then I still have to get under it. Removing it is USUALLY not a problem.
I use a really nice large drip pan container too. Not a drop on the ground.
The oil filter usually makes a small mess though LOL
 
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I've seen them. Does it release and close from the top of the vehicle?
Then I still have to get under it. Removing it is USUALLY not a problem.
I use a really nice large drip pan container too. Not a drop on the ground.
The oil filter usually makes a small mess though LOL
You have to get under the vehicle to reach the spring loaded lever, remove the safety clip and move the lever to the open position. You can get a hose for the nipple that will let the oil drain into whatever container you choose no matter how small the opening.

This is most easily accomplished by just driving the vehicle up onto a set of ramps. Plenty of room and the oil should all drain down to the drain opening. They are almost a must for someone with a skid plate under their vehicle.
 

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You have to get under the vehicle to reach the spring loaded lever, remove the safety clip and move the lever to the open position. You can get a hose for the nipple that will let the oil drain into whatever container you choose no matter how small the opening.

This is most easily accomplished by just driving the vehicle up onto a set of ramps. Plenty of room and the oil should all drain down to the drain opening. They are almost a must for someone with a skid plate under their vehicle.
OK. I've been using this 15Qt sealable drain pan for years. Stores a few changes, then take it for recycling.

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Notice the little sealable vent cap too. Sealable hole to drain it to, and sealable pour spout.
If you can't get the big open topped pan to catch the oil and miss, youz gotz problems.
I don't have any skid plates however. I try not to skid much LOL

Oh yeah, notice the little area to drain you filter too!
 
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OK. I've been using this 15Qt sealable drain pan for years. Stores a few changes, then take it for recycling.

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Notice the little sealable vent cap too. Sealable hole to drain it to, and sealable pour spout.
If you can't get the big open topped pan to catch the oil and miss, youz gotz problems.
I don't have any skid plates however. I try not to skid much LOL

Oh yeah, notice the little area to drain you filter too!
I've got one of those but don't use it anymore. With the fumoto if you buy the 5 qt jug instead of 5 qt bottles you can drain right back into the jug. Yes you have to have an empty 5 qt jug to start with. After that it's just trading one jug for another. I found another unthought of use for my skid plate. Makes a great water guard in a heavy rain. No splashing a bunch of water up onto and in the engine, thus no hyper lock.
 

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Do you have to use an extension adapter on any of your vehicles? I'm looking at a drain valve for my 2012 pilot.
I needed an extension for my 2003 Pilot and 2004 TL. I can’t remember if I needed it for my 2014 Pilot. I traded that in for a 2017 Sequoia which doesn’t need an extension. Just look where your drain plug is and if it’s recessed in you’ll probably need an extension.


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I've seen them. Does it release and close from the top of the vehicle?
Then I still have to get under it. Removing it is USUALLY not a problem.
I use a really nice large drip pan container too. Not a drop on the ground.
The oil filter usually makes a small mess though LOL
You have to turn a lever to drain the oil. I attach a tube with a plastic L adapter to drain directly to a oil catch pan.

To help with the oil filter making a mess I use this:

Form-A-Funnel Flexible Draining... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017MTFIYE?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

to direct the oil into the oil catch pan.


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Oh, and I think I will order another plug w/ magnet online for the next one.
So I can strip it yet again of course! LOL

I never really see/feel anything on the magnet- I tested it to see if was still working. Barely yes.

** Edit- I just ordered an alloy magnetic one online- $11.63 Incl shipping. Be about 10 days. That's OK, I just changed the Oil.
And it's Blue in color, it'll match my motorcycle LOL
You should know by now your fans demand a link and pics :)

The oil filter usually makes a small mess though LOL
Yeah, I've got a "small mess" left over from when the oil was first changed in my daughter's Pilot. My garage floor retains family memories as well as our door jamb etched with the kids' growth measurements.

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Engwish, it can b so hrd to tipe sumtimes. :LOL:

Or in my case, lots of times. I have dyslexic fingers.

No splashing a bunch of water up onto and in the engine, thus no hyper lock.
That's either your dyslexic fingers trying to type hydrolock, or you're going to have a hard time outrunning Imperial cruisers if your Millennium Passport is locked out from making the jump to hyperspace.


 
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