Hey I recently attempted to perform an oil change on my 2000 honda accord ex v6. I completed the whole process, tightly screwed on the tank screw and the filter, and started the car. Immediately all...and i mean all... of the oil spewed out on the floor. I checked for the source of the oil spill and it came from near the filter. Should i try to tighten/loosen the filter, or is it a bigger problem like a valve gasket?

Asked by Dec 27, 2014 at 06:05 PM about the 2000 Honda Accord EX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


Look and see if the old gasket is stuck to the block. If you double gasket (old and new gasket together) the filter it will leak every time.

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ditto to the above, and double check you got the right filter.

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Or you could have cross threaded the filter on. It should spin really easy when you put it on. Whatever you did, I'm pretty sure you'll never do it again..... :)

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1st ) Did you install the new filter by hand? Then snug with a filter wrench. 2nd) Refill with oil and have a buddy crank over engine while looking for the source.

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