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Hey there everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their new Civic! For anyone that has a 1.5 Turbo Civic and has already changed their own oil, I need your help!

I already have my own Mobil 1 Advanced Oil 0W-20 and Mobil 1 M1-110 Oil Filter. I am targeting a weekend date of 8/14 to get my oil changed in the Philly Area.

My White Civic 16 Touring should be close to 3k Mileage when I make the change.

Just need some advice on what tools do I need and where can I get them. Being a noob, I have googled and not sure what kind of Oil Filter Wrech size I need, and I have no idea how to open up the plate protecting it underneath also.

Thanks a bunch!!
 

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Wish I could help but I don't have a 1.5 turbo. All I know is that the tray has 2 Philips screws and 6 standard 1/4 turn screws . Think the oil plug is 17mm.
 

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The Fumoto Oil Drain Valve seems to be the answer to all future oil changes. I assume it's not likely to get hit by debris and open up from impact?
 

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Doubt it, I'm sure it would take a decent amount of force for something to be able to open it up. If it were that easy, they wouldn't have become so popular lol
 

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The Fumoto Oil Drain Valve seems to be the answer to all future oil changes. I assume it's not likely to get hit by debris and open up from impact?
It's a horrible product. A drain plug is simple and doesn't need reinventing. I've done multiple oil changes before and can tell you it doesn't take that long to change these.

The only thing we should do is change the plug and washer every oil service, about $3 more added to what you'll already be spending.
 

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It's a horrible product. A drain plug is simple and doesn't need reinventing. I've done multiple oil changes before and can tell you it doesn't take that long to change these.

The only thing we should do is change the plug and washer every oil service, about $3 more added to what you'll already be spending.
You change the drain bolt every oil change?
 

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Ok so I have completed my oil change today and it did go smoothly! Only con is getting oil on my friend's driveway floor and will need to clean that up with some cat litter and TSP later.

So the metal plate did require 8 screws to be taken off but was easy overall. Didnt have to use any jack stands because my friend made custom wood pieces to just elevate the car up, will post pics later to show and it worked pretty well.

Had a small hiccup and did not get the right oil filter wrench size at Wal-Mart (picked up a 65-67 piece) and went over to a Pep Boys place last minute to pick up a 64 mm metal and it was loose in 1 attempt.

Overall a success, but took me about 3 hours to get it done (which shouldve been short but man it was heating up in Philly with 96 weather all day). This was practically my very first oil change and the experience was really fun, but will definitely take it to the shop next time now to avoid the clean mess and save time after. Next step is to get a car wash.
 

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Ok so I have completed my oil change today and it did go smoothly! Only con is getting oil on my friend's driveway floor and will need to clean that up with some cat litter and TSP later.

So the metal plate did require 8 screws to be taken off but was easy overall. Didnt have to use any jack stands because my friend made custom wood pieces to just elevate the car up, will post pics later to show and it worked pretty well.

Had a small hiccup and did not get the right oil filter wrench size at Wal-Mart (picked up a 65-67 piece) and went over to a Pep Boys place last minute to pick up a 64 mm metal and it was loose in 1 attempt.

Overall a success, but took me about 3 hours to get it done (which shouldve been short but man it was heating up in Philly with 96 weather all day). This was practically my very first oil change and the experience was really fun, but will definitely take it to the shop next time now to avoid the clean mess and save time after. Next step is to get a car wash.
Don't do that. Now you have the tools and know how to do it faster and easier next time. Plus it's probably faster to do it yourself then going to a jiffy lube place where they don't care about your car at all.
 

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I would not agree the product is horrible. On my S2000 a Fumoto drain valve has been a blessing. I don't have to lift the car to drain the oil. I just reach down beside the engine and give it a flip after kicking the low profile oil filter under the car.


However, if you don't have this sort of special benefit from installing one, I'd suggest using the standard plug and washer for increased peace of mind. Nothing is more sturdy than a standard plug and replaced washer.


Side note - too many time when others have done the oil change they overtorque the standard plug. Having the Fumoto valve might reduce the chance of somebody else yielding the oil pan threads.


It's a horrible product. A drain plug is simple and doesn't need reinventing. I've done multiple oil changes before and can tell you it doesn't take that long to change these.

The only thing we should do is change the plug and washer every oil service, about $3 more added to what you'll already be spending.
 
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