For all the 8th Generation owners this splash guard has been a nuisance due to the bolts being too tight or plastic shroud broken due to excessive force whilst dismantling. if you don't apply some anti seize grease on the 7 bolts or the Phillips-head screws prior to installation next time round they become an all mighty headache to remove. For owners doing regular oil change this is way to cumbersome and eventually you will damage the cover and the surrounding shroud. This is what it look like from the factory the image is from a prefacelift 8th Generation it has the bolts the facelift car has Phillips-head screws. on the outer shroud it has U clamp with a nut welded to hold the bolts. It this outer shroud which take a battering and gets damaged first. Now I have found a solution have a look at this thread to see the components involved. DIY\How to service for 8th Generation Accord 2.4 Petrol The simple fix its to remove the 7 U clamps from the outer shroud put the slash guard and insert the plastic push clips seen holding bumper fender liners and other fittings. You want the medium height one and not the full height one. This eliminates all bolts and seizing up completely a squirt of WD40 on dismantling and the the pin will pull out easily. However this mod has its cons too, the push clips don't hold the slash guard taught against the shroud there is quite a bit of chatter and movement, but it won't fall off. But that should not put you off doing this mod. I have done it and it seems to be working really well.