Originally Posted by BlueLghtning
I would imagine there is a gasket under that cover? Did you buy a new one or is the old one reusable? Looks like it would be good to check that screen early on and just makes sure its clear.
The gasket stayed on the cover and didn't break, the cardboard/fiber kind, so I'll re reusing it.
I haven't seen any mention of cleaning that screen as part of regular maintenance, maybe it's just there to catch the stuff from when they make the motor and will be fine with some debris in it.... dunno.
Seems like if it was important to have fully cleaned they would mention it for service, can't hurt to clean it though if you like wrenching. There's no mention that I can find about it in the Honda service manual.