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Looks good mate. Are you talking about removing the tank pump ***embly? I think my mechanic just used a hammer and screwdriver to gently spin it round which is what most garages would do.

I did however replace the fuel pump on my old Saab recently and I bought a proper tool like this one, I think it should work on the Honda too as it’s adjustable.

 
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Looks good mate. Are you talking about removing then tank pump ***embly? I think my mechanic just used a hammer and screwdriver to gently spin it round which is what most garages would do.

I did however replace the fuel pump on my old Saab recently and I bought a proper tool like this one, I think it should work on the Honda too as it’s adjustable.

Mate that’s perfect, thank you. There’s a video on YouTube of a guy taking it out and the tool he uses looks exactly like that.
 

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Grille looks much better, subtle to the point most will never notice the effort but definitely worth it in my opinion doesn't stick out like an after thought like the standard one does now.

Congrats on the oil change satisfying doing it yourself but I'm to lazy these days haha
 

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I've had a fairly busy weekend. Did my first oil and filter change on the Accord which was also my first oil and filter change on a car, ever. I wish I'd had the space to do it on previous cars because it really is quite simple. Got myself a decent pair of ramps (makes the whole process much easier/safer) and got to work early Saturday morning to avoid the heat. Previous owner had genuine Honda filter and I'd already bought the removal tool so getting the old, hugely over-torqued filter off was a breeze. To be honest, the hardest part of the whole process was getting the old filter, which was covered in old oil after removal, out of the tool! Thanks to @SayamaAccord for recommending the right oil. Got myself a 20L to bring down the cost in the long run. I plan on doing the oil every 6K to half year and the filter every 12K to year.

Whilst I had the car up on the ramps I decided I may as well get the grille removed and respray the satin finished surround in the same Crystal Black Pearl as the body, as I feel it's the only point of design that let's the car down; why have all the trim in chrome apart from the grille surround in satin? I found this guide on the American Acura TSX (same as an 8th Accord) for removing the bumper and grille super helpful as it is spot on. You do have to remove the entire front bumper and with my EX disconnect the wiring harnesses for the front fogs and parking sensors too; all quite easy, but note there are no shortcuts here, the bumper must be removed. Before and after pics below.


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After - subtle but worth it.

Next time I'll be getting the fantastic local bodyshop to paint for me, as this was a massive pain in the arse and they'd do a much better job.

One thing I've got left to do is change the in-tank fuel filter. @F6HAD your post on the FR-V is really helpful. I've already got the filter delivered, but need the proper tool to remove it. Do you know where I can buy this from?
Great thread, thank you so much.

I think you’ve answered a question I’ve just posted regarding my 7th gen grille removal, ie that you have to remove the front bumper to get the grille off.

Did your grille have three clips on the underside, connecting it to the front bumper?

Do you have a special tool to remove those? I’m afraid I’ll break the quite fragile plastic grille if I try and use too much force.

Also, what make of car stands are those you used?

Many thanks :)
 

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Great thread, thank you so much.

I think you’ve answered a question I’ve just posted regarding my 7th gen grille removal, ie that you have to remove the front bumper to get the grille off.

Did your grille have three clips on the underside, connecting it to the front bumper?

Do you have a special tool to remove those? I’m afraid I’ll break the quite fragile plastic grille if I try and use too much force.

Also, what make of car stands are those you used?

Many thanks :)
Did your grille have three clips on the underside, connecting it to the front bumper? - 4 clips I believe. 3 of them snapped so I just zip tied it back on.

Do you have a special tool to remove those? - Yes! Can't remember exactly which one but if you search fastener removal tools there's plenty to choose from.

Also, what make of car stands are those you used? - These are the Heavy Duty Rhino Ramps I use.

When removing the bumper it's very likely some of the plastic clips will break. I bought the following 3 clips in advance as I thought a number would be old and brittle: 1, 2 & 3 - however please note these are used on the 8th gen, but I have no idea about the other gens.
 

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You're right, it's 4 clips, not 3 as I'd previously mentioned :)

Makes sense to buy a set of clips, I do have one of those remover tools, just wondered if there was a better tool for getting these ones that are connected to the grille off more easily as that grille is mighty plastic and brittle feeling (no margin for error!)

Just found a really good/easy online supplier of these push rivets (making finding the right ones for your car pretty simple);

 
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