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After my first factory oil change I would like to change my own oil. Does anybody know if the 3.5 RL filter will fit in the MDX? Should be able to purchase a FRAM or Purolater from the local Kragen if this is the case.














'01 Nav/ mudflaps, cargo seperator, cargo net, fender flares, Acura side steps, Acura all-season mats, Acura metering kit, wood shift, front mask, rear deflector, Helio 7 aftermarket alloy wheels.
 

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I'm missing your logic -- why use cheap filters on an expensive car? Tim sells a pack of 6 filters and drain plug gaskets for $27.90 including shipping; that's $4.65 each. If there're ANY places you don't want to play cheapskate on a vehicle, they're lubrication, tires, and brakes. I like changing my own oil, too -- but when the car's still under warranty, I have it done by the dealer so there are NO questions if there's a warranty issue.
 

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I agree Fram? The tough guard series is better than the plain filter. I remember a bunch of posting's on Oil filter's, somone was going to cut open different filters and report back to us. Not sure if that happened, I believe Crem de la SUV was the one going to do the testing. Where is our report Crem?


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Not only is the 3.5RL oil filter the same, but the 3.2TL oil filter will also fit on the MDX.

I believe there was a conscious effort on the part of Honda/Acura to make this the case.
 

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Best Oil Filters

Did some quick research on the web, based on various Honda/Acura sites the following are the amongst the better auto oil filters:
1. Mobil 1
2. Stp
3. Amsoil
 
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