How hard to change Oil on 2003 Odyssey?
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    How hard to change Oil on 2003 Odyssey?

    I recently purchased an 03 Odyssey and was wondering where is the oil filter located? This will probably be the only service I'll do on my van , everything else my mechanic will do.

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    Do a seach.

    Its easy. Oil filter is just behind the passenger tire. Turn front wheels all the way right, and you can access it easily. Use a 2 liter bottle cut in half to catch the oil that will come out when you remove the filter.
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    Hey superdad, thanks so much. do you find it easier to remove it from the top or the bottom?

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    Best way is from the side, actually through the passenger wheel well.
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    Excellent ! Thanks.

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    1. Jack up car
    2. Drain oil
    3. Remove filter
    4. Replace drain plug
    5. Install new oil filter
    6. lower car
    7. fill oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDad View Post
    Best way is from the side, actually through the passenger wheel well.
    With the wheel turned all the way to the right, the filter is easily accessible. I like to change the washer on the drain plug at each oil change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDad View Post
    ... Use a 2 liter bottle cut in half to catch the oil that will come out when you remove the filter.
    Wisest words that were ever spoken. I ended up much less oily once I started doing thing, putting the flexible bottle half (top or bottom, no matter) around the filter, giving it a squeeze so I could grab the filter (already loosened a bit with a strap wrench), and slowly hand turning the filter...it falls right into the bottle half, along with the oil.

    Just remember to leave the cap on the bottle, if you use the top half instead of the bottom half....

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