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Oil filter change Honda Civic 2006 - 2012 Petrol 1.8 i-VTEC

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Honda Civic 2006 - 2012  | 1.8 i-VTEC Oil filter change

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 4
General location
Using an oil filter wrench, unscrew the filter anti-clockwise and remove the old oil filter. Catch any waste oil with a tray. Now clean the area with paper towel
Before fitting the new filter, smear the sealing ring of the oil filter with a thin film of fresh oil, which makes it easier to remove next time. Now clean the filter area on the engine with a paper towel, screw on new filter until it touches, then tighten
You are now ready to refill the engine with fresh oil. Open the oil filler cap and use a funnel to avoid spillage
Pour half the new oil in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump, now, then start adding smaller amounts. Keep checking dipstick the level. Fill to the upper mark on the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL
Keep checking the dipstick level, it should be just below the MAX level on the dipstick
MAX-MIN dipstick positions
Don't forget to replace the dipstick and oil filler cap securely. Run the engine, let it idle for a few minutes, then switch it off. Check for any oil leaks. Finally, re-check oil level on dipstick