I changed my front pads with Honda OEM pads today. Changed out the retaining clips and used the grease that came with them. Went very well – someone said it took 10 min per brake; mine took about ˝ hour per brake plus add time to jack and mount tires – overall about 2 hours for a first time brake pad changer. Thanks for all the excellent posts on brake DIY. Not going to replace my rear for a while since even the front pads had about half left (but I was hearing a squeak hence the change). Rotors looked good, so just cleaned them all with brake cleaners.
I am going to bleed my brakes though soon. Do I have to use Honda DOT 3 fluid since the manual says use Honda DOT3? What is the correct order of bleeding (I heard it is from the farthest to the shortest to the master cylinder)? I am planning on getting the brake bleeder pump from Harbor freight. Is there anything else that is better for this job?