When I've changed the tranny fluid on my 02 Odyssey before, I've used a topside extractor. But next time I want to drain it through the drain hole, in part to clean off the debris from the bolt and in part to use the fluid more efficiently (I can only get 1.7 quarts out at a time with the topsider method).
I'm assuming I'll be able to pry the bolt loose (though not necessarily with ease). My concern is tightening it. I'll need to tighten it by feel (since I won't have it up on a lift and I'm not sure I trust my cheap torque wrench).
Can anyone describe for me, in terms other than ft-lbs., how tight it needs to be?
Also, I noticed that the exterior of the bolt is a bit rusted. I wonder if it's a good idea to replace the bolt every once in a great while.