Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Buffalo NY
Former 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, GLS, AWD, 2.7L owner.
2008 Honda Odyssey LX
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No problem estoril73! I think you'll find this task easier than an engine oil change.
sbr711- Yes possible 'damage' to the case has been discussed before in my positing. With my particular F4A51-3 in my 2008, there was no way to access the drain plug with that tab in the way. I've never been able to get any info in regards to a special tool or procedure for drain plug removal. For what ever reason, other years are different, not effected by this or the frame being in the way and the 5spd is again different. That tab snaps off like it was designed to do so w/ little to no force. If I wanted to get all fancy I could take a grinder to it and clean up the uneven remnant that's left behind, such that only a dealer service dept *MIGHT* know it was once there. Again, I know that pic makes it look nice and roomy in there. It's not. If they did decide to call that "case damage" shame on them. That's 100% asinine. Regardless, I'm the 3rd owner of my 2008 and my warranty is up in 1Kmi (I'm at 59Kmi). This vehicle has been flawless for me.
Oh yeah.. the weather!! You're friends live about 15mi from me. We only got 8-10" of snow tops. Just a dusting!