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I did change the oil today. But the loop oil wrench was too big, and so I couldn't get the filter off. I'll be getting a new wrench tomorrow.
For 4 cylinder engine, you will make a lot of oily mess behind the engine block. also, oil filter needs only hand tight, no need for wrench unless it was tightened by dealer tech or fast lube type technicians with 100 ft-lbs
 

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For 4 cylinder engine, you will make a lot of oily mess behind the engine block. also, oil filter needs only hand tight, no need for wrench unless it was tightened by dealer tech or fast lube type technicians with 100 ft-lbs
The last oil change was at a lube place. It's too tight for me to loosen by hand.
 

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Stay away from quick lube places. Good move to start changing oil yourself.

Get a pair of large jaw clamp style oil filter wrench and it will most likely get it off. But be prepared to puncture a screwdriver through it to remove the filter if it's on that tight. Hopefully you don't end up with a mangled mess.
 

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I bought this at Harbor Freight without really thinking about the size. I figured it adjusted to all sizes. But alas, it doesn't go down small enough for the Accord filter.

 

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I use the
K & L Adjustable Oil Filter Wrench. It‘s great, but it can sometimes cut into existing oil filter.
 
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Yes, the vast majority of the oil is in the pan when the engine is not running. A small amount will be in the filter and retained just behind the filter in the engine by the anti-drainback valve (~0.5 qt). Have some new oil on hand to adjust the level after replacing the filter.

I've been using a rubber strap wrench to remove my Accord's filter. But I finally upgraded to a jaw type. Next change will be the first time using it. I've always remembered those working so well from my short stint as a lube tech. Those metal band type are the absolute worst, I've never had any success with them.
 

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Yes, the vast majority of the oil is in the pan. A small amount will be in the filter and retained by the anti-drainback valve (~0.5 qt). Have some new oil on hand to adjust the level after replacing the filter.

I've been using a rubber strap wrench to remove my Accord's filter. But I finally upgraded to a jaw type. Next change will be the first time using it. I've always remembered those working so well from my short stint as a lube tech. Those metal band type are the absolute worst, I've never had any success with them.
I just bought this one from Home Depot tonight, so I don't have to wait for a shipment from Amazon. It has good reviews and is durable, with a lifetime warranty with no receipt required. I tested it on the new filter and it fits snug. I'll give it a go in the morning.

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I just bought this one from Home Depot tonight, so I don't have to wait for a shipment from Amazon. It has good reviews and is durable, with a lifetime warranty with no receipt required. I tested it on the new filter and it fits snug. I'll give it a go in the morning.

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These aren't a bad option.
My biggest issue with these are, if it loses grip as you're turning it, you're busting your knuckles when it slips!
Like t-rd said, the pliers are on of the best.

The other one(which I have is) the semi-custom cap wrench, but you can only typically use it on THAT size oil filter...and I don't have other vehicles...so that's what I use!
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/lisle-end-cap-wrench-65-mm-14-flutes-61600/10617953-p
 

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I bought one of these several years ago and it works flawlessly every time:


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I've had one of these for as long as i can remember.... Sometimes I use a large channel lock too...
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Large channel locks (like a plumber's tool) as well as an actual pipe wrench.

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Or go all Pulp Fiction and get a pair of pliers and a blowtorch...
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