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Old 08-12-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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how do you replace the fuel filter in your crx ?
Mine hasnt been changed since 1998.




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Default Re: Replacing Fuel filter (Rob.)

alot of Honda mechanics will tell you it never needs to be changed and others say every 60k. In my 10 years experience I have yet to see a Honda fuel filter go bad, for peace of mind you can change it (not that much money anyway) but other than that you'll be ok.
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is there a writeup on how to change the fuel filter ?
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alot of Honda mechanics will tell you it never needs to be changed and others say every 60k. In my 10 years experience I have yet to see a Honda fuel filter go bad, for peace of mind you can change it (not that much money anyway) but other than that you'll be ok.
What exactly is your measure for a "bad" filter? Are you checking the output of the filter at a microscopic level?

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There should be no write up needed. just take the 2 banjo bolts out remove the holder bracket, remove the filter and install in reverse order
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what is the procedure to take this off ?

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when i changed mine i dumped out the old one and all kinds of soot came out. to answer your question, loosen the smallest bolt to depressurize the system, then remove the remaining two. they can be a pita.
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Default Re: Replacing Fuel filter (Rob.)

DON'T FORGET TO TAKE THE GAS CAP OFF TO RELIEVE THE PRESSUE IN THE TANK!
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thats it...the smaller head is to relieve fuel pressure so fuel doesn't go spraying everywhere..so loosen to the smaller bolt first...relieve the pressure..and then just unbolt the two remaining banjo bolts on the right or left side of the filter there should be another smaller bolt to loosen the hold on the filter and then it just slips out...thats really it....its easier then it looks...
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i have never done that. I thought thats what why the depressurizer bolt was there, but IDK
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is there a step by step writeup anywhere ?

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loosen top bolt
remove the two bolts connected to the fuel lines
remove bracket (2 10mm bolts)
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is there a step by step writeup anywhere ?
Hold the filter in place with a wrench....the filter body has a spot to put a wrench right underneath the banjo bolt. Then undo the banjo bolt. If you don't hold the filter body in place then you'll never get it off.
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Hold the filter in place with a wrench....the filter body has a spot to put a wrench right underneath the banjo bolt. Then undo the banjo bolt. If you don't hold the filter body in place then you'll never get it off.
ok. so the Banjo bolt is 12mm ? and the spot to hold the filter is 17mm ?
to remove the bolt is clockwise or counter-clockwise ?

how about for the bolt on the passenger side ???
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:35 PM   #18
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alot of Honda mechanics will tell you it never needs to be changed and others say every 60k. In my 10 years experience I have yet to see a Honda fuel filter go bad, for peace of mind you can change it (not that much money anyway) but other than that you'll be ok.
Um, the filter itself will not go bad, its not a mechanical device but it will get clogged over time. Simple yet effective test is to try to blow threw a used one compared to a newer one.

Its a combination of 4 bolts. One holds the filter to the fire wall, the other two hold the lines onto the filter, then one bolt might have a tiny pressure releife bolt inside of it, it might, it might not. I myself would just worry about the two big bolts, if you loosen the tiny pressure relief one, it just could leak later on.

If you want, just disconnect the fuel pump fuse and crank the car, your fuel pressure will go down, or just let the car sit for 10 minutes.
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DON'T FORGET TO TAKE THE GAS CAP OFF TO RELIEVE THE PRESSUE IN THE TANK!
As much as people think that helps, which it might a little, it does not really relieve pressure in the lines. It relives pressure in the gas tank, but not in the lines.
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1. Let the car site for about 10 mins or so, you can take the fuel cap off the gas tank but it does not help that much

2. Get all tools together needed for the job, including a shop rag

3. Unbolt the fuel filter bolt on the right hand side first ( driver side ) becareful cause some fuel might come out, not that much but keep a shop towl close by so drips don't occure

4. Unbolt the fuel filter bolt on the left side, no fuel pressure will be built up anymore so you should not get that much fuel spillage

5. Unbolt the one bolt connecting fuel filter bracket to file wall braket, its one bolt and its a 10mm

6. Install new filter in reverse order, make sure you use new washers on all bolts that connect the fuel lines to the filter. You can also by thread sealant in a tube to help you with any sealing. Don't over torque the bolts, make them tight not not super tight. And your all done

Don't unhook the whole bracket from the frame, just one 10mm bolt and the bracket itself will open up like a door. Then the filter will just come right out.
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^^ awesome man.. thanks for the writeup. Im gonna change it tomorrow. Click the image to open in full size.
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man, I tried taking off the fuel filter, I cant seem to get that bolt to budge !
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i had to wack it a few times. It can be a real pita, but it will come off, trust me.
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Try a 1/2" drive breaker bar and socket.

BTW, I didn't realize you don't have to take off that little banjo bolt!
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I always have a tough time taking off Honda fuel filters. Looking forward to an inline filter upgrade in the future. Anyways.........

Use a large screwdriver to keep the filter from spinning. Place it inbetween the two bungs on top of the filter. Using one hand to hold the screwdriver, crack the bolt with the ratchet with your other hand.

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