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I need to change my oil filter without draining the crankcase. If I pull the oil filter off with the crank case full, will I get oil from the filter port? Will the crank case drain out or will I get just a small amount?

Before you ask, I'll admit my mistake. I was yapping to some friends while changing my oil. After draining the old oil, I replaced the drain plug and added new oil before I changed the filter. I noticed my mistake later that day when I was putting my tools away and found the new oil filter sitting there next to the oil filter wrench. Was it a senior moment or a brain cramp? Both.
Now, I want to change the filter. I know there is a small amount of dirty oil in my fresh oil. I still want to change the filter without draining the fresh oil.

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It is my understanding …when you pull the filter, you should not loose much/any oil… Never tried it either….. put a clean catch basin under the filter and hope for the best!
 

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put a little aluminum throw away pan under it to see how much you lose. poor it back in or add more (will have to add what was in filter ) let us know how it goes for reference
 

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I would chalk it up to "stupid tax" and replace all the oil and filter....
Why should I replace all the oil? We're talking $40 for a gallon of Amsoil...All I want to know for sure is if I pull the filter will all the oil dump out?
 

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Go ahead and change your filter, you will only get a little of the oil that's in the filter that's it. Just don't forget to replace the oil that did drain out.
 

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Personally I would not even bother. Just leave the filter on until the next change.

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I need to change my oil filter without draining the crankcase. If I pull the oil filter off with the crank case full, will I get oil from the filter port? Will the crank case drain out or will I get just a small amount?

Before you ask, I'll admit my mistake. I was yapping to some friends while changing my oil. After draining the old oil, I replaced the drain plug and added new oil before I changed the filter. I noticed my mistake later that day when I was putting my tools away and found the new oil filter sitting there next to the oil filter wrench. Was it a senior moment or a brain cramp? Both.
Now, I want to change the filter. I know there is a small amount of dirty oil in my fresh oil. I still want to change the filter without draining the fresh oil.

When you're done laughing, help me out with your knowledge.
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Personally I would not even bother. Just leave the filter on until the next change. schiel1 on My Samsung 3
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Not much oil will be lost, I definitely would not attempt to catch the lost oil and pour it back in because who knows what kind of dirt could be in it :shock:
 

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If you really want to not worry about making a mess, go to the grocery store and buy a 2-3 dollar aluminum foil pan, drain the oil into that, change the filter and put the oil back.
 

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Have your new filter in your hand when you remove the old one, and be quick, I doubt you'll loose much oil at all.
 

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Don't waste your time or your money. Just leave the old filter in place until the next oil change, which I"m sure will be in 3,000 miles. It can't possibly make that much difference in the life and/or performance of the motor.
 

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Lay the bike on its right side as you would do to remove the rear tire. That puts the oil filter on the high side and very easy to access. Then you'll only lose the oil in the filter.
 

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Ditto, but I hope he changed the crush washer :shock: :roll:
Crush Washer? You mean here's a Crush Washer that needs to be changed? OMG!
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I've been changing my Oil and Filter now many times and I've not replaced any Crush Washers.
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I've probably voided my Warranty and will now almost certainly suffer all manner of mechanical maladies . . . Oh Dear what ever is to become of me and my bike? I must know . . . What penance must be paid?
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Crush Washer? You mean here's a Crush Washer that needs to be changed? OMG!
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I've been changing my Oil and Filter now many times and I've not replaced any Crush Washers.
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I've probably voided my Warranty and will now almost certainly suffer all manner of mechanical maladies . . . Oh Dear what ever is to become of me and my bike? I must know . . . What penance must be paid?
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2013 and you've already changed the oil? And filters? Actually, crush washers are there to make OCD folks feel better about themselves when they replace them every time. I suppose you use the everyday Rotella T in the bike! Heavens to Betsy! Now if your conscience gets the better of you, better use genuine Honda OEM crush washers to be sure the warranty isn't voided. Mine's run out, so I don't have a care in the world. I did replace a suspected leaker with a spare for my Ridgeline. Hope I don't crash and burn.
 

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Oil filter change

PULL THE HEADS!!!! Sorry I got carried away.:lol:

In the old days, yea, I'm old. You changed the filter every other oil change. Just pretend it's 1962 and leave it till the next one.

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Someone said he's going to change it in 3000 miles anyway. I doubt that at $40.00 a gallon. Think Amsoil is real high mileage oil and anyway, Mother Honda recommends 8000 mile oil changes.
 
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