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Purchase a Honda fuel filter from Acura of Augusta as some aftermarket filters do not provide all 3 sealing washers.

Tools:

10mm combination wrench
12mm combination wrench
17mm combination wrench
14mm Flare-nut wrench
12mm 1/4 drive socket
10mm 1/4 drive deep socket
1/4 drive rachet
1/4 drive extension w/handle
1/4 drive 3 inch extension

Procedure:

Know the radio code.

Loosen fuel filler cap to depressurize. Remove Neg battery terminal from battery. Place rags under & around fuel filter. Depressurize fuel system by loosening bleed bolt (top bolt) on fuel filter one turn. Remove banjo bolt and bleed bolt assy. Remove fuel line from fuel filter. Remove 10mm nuts from clamp holding filter to bracket.
Install new sealing washer to bleed bolt and both sides of the fuel line hose nipple. Prior to installing the fuel line, make sure the threads are clean.

Estimated time: 10 minutes.
 

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Okay...I finally got this thing done.

Thank you LPB for the info...but I need to add a few more things.

those nuts on the fuel lines do not budge! I could not get that filter out of there for the life of me. Everything was straightforward...disconnect...replace washers...reconnect.


But I needed an extra person to help me loosen the bolts, and retighten the bolts. One of the fuel lines need to be aligned...and that was a pain.


Also...since I spent all of my time and energy on the two fuel line bolts...I forgot to tighten by bleeder bolt with a rachet...and I was spilling fuel. Damn...

Well, after I depressurized the tank again...I cleaned the spill as best I could and tightened the bleeder bolt back up...and no more gas spilling.

Was it worth the $60 dollars that I saved? Yep!!! :D
 

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Thanks LPB for the info. I changed my fuel filter last week and it was very easy after I got those tough bolts loose. I took some pictures that could be useful for some people:

Place rags under & around fuel filter.

Depressurize fuel system by loosening bleed bolt (top bolt) on fuel filter one turn.


Remove banjo bolt and bleed bolt assy.

Remove fuel line from fuel filter.

actually that wasn't easy so i had to add some leverage by attaching a metal tube to my wrench.


Remove 10mm nuts from clamp holding filter to bracket.
 

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The Valves dont need adjusting

.....the valves are Hydaraulic so you wont need to do them - lucky you, all you need to do is the plugs !!
 

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Damn dude, how do you keep you engine compartment so clean??? Its so clean and neat you can probalby do surgery over there:)
 

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Lenny said:
Damn dude, how do you keep you engine compartment so clean??? Its so clean and neat you can probalby do surgery over there:)
:D Actually, I haven't cleaned it even once since I got the car in June.
 

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You should use a flare-nut wrench instead, it will avoid stripping and damaging the nut.
I agree, I should've used it, but I didn't have it handy. Next time I'll be sure to use it.
Thanks
 

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You don't "have to" BUT, any automotive manual will tell you to disconnect the NEG. battery terminal before doing any work in the engine compartment. for safety reasons of course yours and the cars. if you drop a wrench or whatever you could fry something or make a spark and when your dealing with the fuel filter (the gasoline that spills while doing it) well one spark could finish off you and or your car. so you deside. I dissconect it. its just good practice. Oh yeah and invest in a fire extinguisher ya just never know and keep it handy. Peace.
 

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when you guys took the filter out, was it dirty?

and after the new one went in, any improvements as far as performance and/or gas mileage?
 

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just changed my fuel filter. Pictures were VERY handy thank you. Took me about 15minutes. (10 minutes to remove the fuel line). The picture is accurate on which way to turn it. That thing is TIGHT!!! I recommend not removing the clamps holding it down until the end (as it is in the picture)

PLUS: put gas in your new fuel filter!! I forgot to and my engine died in traffic 1 hour after installing the fuel filter. No gas killed her.. took about 10minutes and she started up again.

as far as improvements... i cant say becuase I just put a new odometer in. Plus I had an oil change done just before. Mine was in the car for 12 years... so i'm sure there will be in improvement.
 

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for the gas in the filter part, wat you can do is prime before you start.
meaning, turn the key to acc(?the click before the starting up the car) couple of times then start it.
ie: acc/off/acc/off/acc/off/acc/off/etc
 

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i just started her up... no clicking. She struggle a tad at first but then purred. As long as you put your fuel from the old one into the new one... you are not effecting the "fuel process" <-- lack of better words
 

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Ever since i got my legend. I never messed with the the fuel filter. The pictures are very useful. Could anyone explain the purpose of the fuel filter. and when is the best time to replace for a new one? Is it similar to an oil change? ( approx every 3,000 miles?) I haven't changed my air filter since i got the car as well. LOL pretty bad. I guess thats why my car is drinking the gas instead of burning it. But yeah if i do change the fuel filter, how much would the new fuel filter be?
 

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phan_nam420 said:
Ever since i got my legend. I never messed with the the fuel filter. The pictures are very useful. Could anyone explain the purpose of the fuel filter. and when is the best time to replace for a new one? Is it similar to an oil change? ( approx every 3,000 miles?) I haven't changed my air filter since i got the car as well. LOL pretty bad. I guess thats why my car is drinking the gas instead of burning it. But yeah if i do change the fuel filter, how much would the new fuel filter be?
My honda fuel filter cost: 34.17 w/ tax. (dealership will have it instock)
I would change that air filter FAST! Go crazy and get an intake too :)

"The air filter stops harmful dirt particles from entering the engines air intake system where they may cause engine damage. The fuel filter cleans the fuel before it reaches the fuel delivery system, namely the fuel injectors. The oil filter traps harmful debris from being recirculated back through the engines lubrication system." -http://www.carcarecouncil.org/Emission_Control/filters.shtml
 

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jsut about to do this tomarro

well im sjtu about ot do this tomarro and it looks silmar to the G1 so im gonna jsut fallow this word for word. thanks for posten! hope all goes well
 
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