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Are there special steps I should follow when changing my oil filter?

When installing a new Honda oil filter, make sure you torque the filter to the proper specification. This way, you fully compress the filter's O-ring so there are no leaks. Torque specifications are listed on the filter. Before you install a new oil filter, remember to inspect and clean the filter's threads and O-ring surfaces. And to keep the new O-ring from shearing when you torque the filter, smear a little engine oil on it. If the O-ring from the old filter is stuck to the engine block, scrape it off thoroughly and wipe the surface clean. Never install a new oil filter with the old O-ring stuck to the block. The filter could come loose over time.