thanks For the reply,Cheers samz,
I only bought mine as a precaution....... the more I read, the more I think it probably wasn't necessary because we have a choice not to use ethanol blend fuels in Aus, unlike most UK and US and EU owners.
Anyway, I just bought mine from a Honda shoppe..... ex stock in melbourne, $134 for the "Regulator Assy" and $39 for the "Joint Set" it fits onto - I wouldn't have known about the joint set except I read a post on the forum...... and the parts girl didn't mention it when she was looking for the FP regulator....... but I figured since I was disturbing a 16yo FPR, maybe the o-rings might fall apart.........
I have yet to install it - my Bird has no issues like.... poor economy, backfire on startup, or poor performance or fuel smell in the sump, but I figured rather than buy a fuel pressure test gauge (to use only once), or pay for a workshop to test it, I'd buy a new FPR and install it myself.
I'm not sure if they are cheaper on line - I just went through my local Honda parts counter because the sheila is good looking .
PS See if you can do better than me and post the results
i haven’t had any issues either. Not sure what to do as they don’t seem to fail while park in the garage.