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Old 06-24-2008, 06:39 PM
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Fuel Filter Changed

I had my mechanic change the fuel filter on my Prelude yesterday. I purchased a Honda fuel filter at the local dealership for $25.77 and my mechanic charged me $33.00 labor to install the new filter.

He blew through the old filter and on a scale of one to ten with ten being totally stopped up he said it was an eight. I noticed brown looking gas come out of the filter when he blew through it.

I hope this restrictive filter did not harm the fuel pump.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:58 PM
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How many miles did you have on the old filter?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:10 PM
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I changed my fuel filter today as well for the first time (90k), I'm crossing my fingers that it didn't mess up my fuel pump as well. Oh yeah, I only paid $25 to get mine changed (NC).
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How many miles did you have on the old filter?
166,600 miles. Way too many!!
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I changed my fuel filter today as well for the first time (90k), I'm crossing my fingers that it didn't mess up my fuel pump as well. Oh yeah, I only paid $25 to get mine changed (NC).
I think my mechanic is expensive and you have just proved the point.
Who changed your filter for $25? Was it an independent mechanic or the Honda dealership? What brand filter did you put back on your Prelude?
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:26 PM
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Could have done it yourself for free. its reallll easy
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:29 PM
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if you DIY, just make sure to TIGHTEN the banjo bolt on the top before priming the fuel system, or else you'll have a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mess on your garage floor, which stinks up the entire house for about 2 days....









not that i did that or anything
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I think my mechanic is expensive and you have just proved the point.
Who changed your filter for $25? Was it an independent mechanic or the Honda dealership? What brand filter did you put back on your Prelude?
The $25 didn't cover the price of the filter, just the replacement. It's not that hard to replace a filter, I just didn't want to do it myself because of the location of the filter and the tools that I have. I had an independent mechanic do it because "it's only a fuel filter" lol. I'm not telling you that you paid too much man, if I was still in Vegas i would have paid alot more than you did for the same thing.
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if you DIY, just make sure to TIGHTEN the banjo bolt on the top before priming the fuel system, or else you'll have a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mess on your garage floor, which stinks up the entire house for about 2 days....









not that i did that or anything
sounds like you know from experience

i just opened the gas cap and relieved the pressure and had no problems
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:53 AM
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how do you get the wrench on the bolts...seems really hard to get to...I bought a Honda fuel filter for $17.72 (from Majestic Honda, so cheap, good for large orders if your willing to wait for shipping, SO CHEAP...use it they rock!!!) but have been intimidated to do it myself.
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I watched my mechanic change the filter and he used one or two long extensions with a "crows foot" on the end of the extension. He put my car on a lift and did some of the work under the car. I do not have a lot of tools or a lift so there is no way I could have changed the filter.
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I have no lift but can jack my car up pretty high, I just don't have those crows-foot wrench adapter...sucks for me...i knew there was a special tool to get on those bolts...I will have to look it to buying some...thanks you for the knowledge
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I watched my mechanic change the filter and he used one or two long extensions with a "craw foot" on the end of the extension. He put my car on a lift and did some of the work under the car. I do not have a lot of tools or a lift so there is no way I could have changed the filter.
You missed one thing.... MAKE SURE YOUR ENGINE HAS COOLED DOWN!!! (not that I would know)
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I have no lift but can jack my car up pretty high, I just don't have those crows-foot wrench adapter...sucks for me...i knew there was a special tool to get on those bolts...I will have to look it to buying some...thanks you for the knowledge
the 5th gen filter is a bit deeper in the engine bay than the 4th gen i think but any regular wrench should work. if by crow foot wrench you mean gas line wrench, buying a set of those is probably still cheaper than taking it to a shop. I'd say look into it before you do anything.
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You missed one thing.... MAKE SURE YOUR ENGINE HAS COOLED DOWN!!! (not that I would know)
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You are correct. My mechanic put a fan on my car and let is cool down for about 30 minutes before he attempted to remove the old fuel filter. You don't want a nasty burn!
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hey kinda of a stupid question but rather be sure then sorry. but the oem bolt on oem a good filter to throw on?
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