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Mess-Free Oil Change

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so after years of having the dealership provide this service i decided to tackle this relatively simple yet messy task (from what i've heard & read) for the first time myself. today.

what i used:
-10mm socket for trap door
-17mm socket for drain bolt
-aluminum drain bolt crush washer
-floor jack + stands
-wheel chocks for safety
-disposal container for oil
-nitrile gloves to keep hands clean
-paper towels/rags just in case
-trash bag to trap filter
-brake cleaner to clean any drips
-funnel to add oil effortlessly
-mobil1 oil & filter
-music/drinks to pass the time

after reading tons of horror stories about TSX oil changes and the ridiculous placement of the oil filter i made sure to take my sweet ass time to try to make this as mess-free and enjoyable as possible bcuz this is something i plan on doing each and every time from this point forward...
... and i am happy to report that all of my homework paid off bcuz not a single drop of oil hit the floor!! :woot:
a few drops did manage to land on the steering components and on my forearm when i removed the filter but the floor was spot-free and there was no damp head and shirt full of oil like i read on some other thread LoL.

not bad for my first time and although it wasn't exactly mess-free it was pretty damn close...
... next time i plan to eliminate those drops.

now i just gotta replace my cabin air filter bcuz every time i turn on my car it smells like skidrow!! :laugh:
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I hate/love changing my oil.

And the cabin filter takes 2minutes. Litterally.
Did you lift the car on two jack stands? Or did you just lift one side of the car? Someone said if you lift only the passenger side it will help drain the filter more.
That does make sense.
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