Honda BB6 Fuel Filter change
Disclaimer: The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, and I do not take any responsibility for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at your own risk!
Aim: change da fuel filter
Required: most cases, 10mm socket, ratchet, 14mm spanner, 17mm spanner, screw driver, new filter. A car to change filter on.
the filter shown above is a non genuine, you can tell as they use copper washers.
to start off, open your fuel filler door, and undo the fuel cap to relive the pressure in the fuel tank.
get your 14mm spanner ( pipe spanners are better ) crack the 14mm nut Slowly ( as some fuel may squirt out from pressure left built up in the rail ) and unscrew the fuel line from the filter.
get your 17mm ring spanner and a big screw driver, place your screw driver as shown in the pic bellow, this will help stop the filter from moving as you apply pressure on the 17mm bolt as you crack it. take off the 17mm bolt.
follow the lines back and loosen them from there mounts off the firewall. You need them to move out the way as you try to lift the filter out the way.
undo the two 10mm bolts that hold the fuel filter in place, see green arrows bellow.
now the fun begins, move the filter around, back and forth, and get it out. On a 95 Lude with ABS this is a bit challenging, remove the filter from the car. careful as it will be full of fuel. empty the fuel somewhere safe before disposing of your old fuel filter.
remove the old filter from its bracket. Undo the two 10mm bolts shown in the green arrows.
place the new filter on the bracket; ensure you line up the groove shown by the red arrows on the bracket and the filter. Do up the two 10mm bolts you previously removed.
make sure you lined up the filter in the bracket OK
refit the filter in reveres from how you removed it. to help, put the fuel line in the filter that has the 14mm nut in before you mount the filter to the car, hand tighten the 14mm nut into the fuel filter THEN bolt the filter to the car body.
then put in the 17mm bolt in the other line, make sure you replace the aluminum crush washers, see pic bellow.
now its time to tighten the 14mm nut, do not over tighten it, but make sure its tight enough not to leak, also tighten the 17mm bolt the same way. Refit any mounts you undid.
Prime the fuel pump 3 or 4 times and check the fuel filter for any signs of leaks. if ok, start the car and again check for leaks. If there are no leaks youíre done, you have done well. If you are getting fuel leaks, DO NOT RUN THE CAR until you fixed them.
BB6 Prelude filters are more challenging than the Civic and Integraís but not so bad, if you have a CD5 accord, I hope the last person who changed it dint do it up super tight. 1st time round from the factory there where done up a bit to tight and you would have alot of fun undoing them.
The concept of this DIY is the same thru out the Honda range, you might have to remove the cruise control actuator on some cars, just use common sense and you will be ok.
Please donít smoke while changing your fuel filter
Disclaimer: The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, I do Not† take any responsibility for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at your own risk!