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For those of you that do your own oil chage do you use Honda filters? If so how much does the dealership charge you? If not, what brand do you use?

Also how much do the little crush washers cost?

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I haven't yet changed the TLS's oil, but my CLS had the identical engine, etc and I used a Mobile-1 filter, M1-105 if I remember correctly.
 

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I use the Genuine Honda oil filter and it always comes with the crush washer (aluminum). I change my TL/MDX every 5,000 miles with Mobile 1 synthetic.
 

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do you have to you use a different oil filter if you go synthetic...and whats the best sythetic oil...can you ever go back to another regular oil after synthetic...and last, is it cheaper to buy synthetic at an auto parts chain and get someone to change it or let the people who change your oil put synthetic in for you...reason why I ask is because I can get my oil changed for 25 bucks but if I upgrade to synthetic its only twenty more...but the catch is they use valvoline synthetic...what should I do...Shyne:king:
 

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Shyne said:
do you have to you use a different oil filter if you go synthetic...and whats the best sythetic oil...can you ever go back to another regular oil after synthetic...and last, is it cheaper to buy synthetic at an auto parts chain and get someone to change it or let the people who change your oil put synthetic in for you...reason why I ask is because I can get my oil changed for 25 bucks but if I upgrade to synthetic its only twenty more...but the catch is they use valvoline synthetic...what should I do...Shyne:king:
I don't think you need to use a special filter, I could be wrong. Not sure about the best synthetics, but I bought some Mobile 1. Amsoil and RR are supposed to be the best I guess, but I figure that Mobile 1 will be much better than the dino stuff, and I can buy it at the store. All the manufactures claim that synthetics are fully compatible with the dino stuff. So you should be able to switch between the two if you wanted to. I am going to start changing my own oil, tHe dealership charges about $45-$50 for a synthetic oil change and about $25 for regular, I figure I can do it all for under $25 an oil change.
 

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You can use any filter with any oil. The only difference in filters is their filtering ability. The M1 and I believe the Purolator Pure One filter had the highest filtering ability if I remember correctly.

See: http://www.frankhunt.com/FRANK/corvette/articles/oilfilterstudy/oilfilterstudy.html

I believe it's a rule that synthetics have to blend well with ether oils. I've never heard of any blending issues.

I get my Mobile-1 at costco. There have been some questions lately about M1, but it's a good compromise to me. I think I end up getting it for about $2.50 a bottle with the case purchase.
 

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You can use any filter with any oil. The only difference in filters is their filtering ability. The M1 and I believe the Purolator Pure One filter had the highest filtering ability if I remember correctly.

See: http://www.frankhunt.com/FRANK/corvette/articles/oilfilterstudy/oilfilterstudy.html

I believe it's a rule that synthetics have to blend well with ether oils. I've never heard of any blending issues.

I get my Mobile-1 at costco. There have been some questions lately about M1, but it's a good compromise to me. I think I end up getting it for about $2.50 a bottle with the case purchase.
What weight do you use? I have not seen 5w30 at costco yet.
 

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Fram (even though people think they're junk). Plus I can use the same part on all my Honda/Acura vehicles.
I would not be surprised if Fram makes the filters for Honda. Anyone know?
 

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I went to Mobil's e-store and they quote the M1-m104 filter not the 105. Are you guys sure it was a 105?:dunno:
 
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