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Old 05-02-2019, 07:30 AM
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EXACTLY!!!

...and hearing that cars have had engine fires and bearing failures due to filter coming loose should make an even stronger emphasis.

This was my experience. I read here how important it was to use oem filter. Swapped the *gasp* Fram filter that my car had when I got it asap. But didn't know about the tightening procedure, and who reads instructions on something you've done hundreds of times before. But as soon as I heard there was a specific procedure, I diligently followed it.

I bet if Honda made the filter look veey different from all other oil filters, we wouldn't be having these conversations...
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i'm curious, the typical screw on oil filter that can be hand tightened, those instructions also call for 7/8 turn - are these typical filters able to be turned 7/8 by hand? meaning the s2000 oem filter is different in that it is not able to be turned 7/8 by hand?
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I dont care, i allways use a torque wrench, because i never get the first starting point "gasket contact to engine block" right. I am clumsy at this task. After years of "was almost loose... Damned, was to tight.." when changng the filter again i found that i get good, consistent results when using a torque wrench. Oil the seal, torque it down according to the specs, done.

As a side note, Suzuki Motorcycle Oil filters have a O-Ring gasket and call for 2 complete turns. If done correct you feel metal-to-metal contact at the end.
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Originally Posted by jyeung528 View Post
i'm curious, the typical screw on oil filter that can be hand tightened, those instructions also call for 7/8 turn - are these typical filters able to be turned 7/8 by hand? meaning the s2000 oem filter is different in that it is not able to be turned 7/8 by hand?
The S2000 filter uses a metal crush ring.

You need to first get past that ring, contact the rubber gasket, and THEN go 7/8 turn...which roughly equates to 18LB-FT.

Doing this causes the ring to deform and seal.

Its not 7/8 turn from initial contact.

You'd have to be an actual GD, MF'ing silverback gorilla like my man Harambe (RIP) to do this.

Try this:
Grab a torque wrench and set it to 18LB-FT. Put it on a bolt and tighten til it clicks. Now imagine trying to turn a slippery, ~3.25" diameter cylindrical object to that spec while reaching into an engine bay.

Now imagine being a gorilla.

Put those two thoughts together.

Then you have the full picture.

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For those with EZ/Fumoto drain valve and does oil change from the top, are you able to torque the filter from top, especially with the stock airbox?
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