Am I Paranoid? Honda J35 Stripped Drain Bolt

Messages
23,894
Location
CA
Gotcha. I'll have to get under it this weekend and take a look. I've been smelling a little bit of oil lately, but it never seems to use any. I wonder if I have a problem down there.

Edit: Also, further up in the thread you said something about needing to raise the engine to drop the pan? I hadn't seen that in any of the information I could find online, how much do you need to raise it by?
It just has to be lifted up a hair for the front of the oil pan to clear.

 

OdysseyTypeR

Thread starter
Messages
33
Location
Ohio
It just has to be lifted up a hair for the front of the oil pan to clear.

Makes sense, thanks for the info and video. When I first read "lift the engine up", I had visions of needing to get a real engine lift, etc. But it looks like if I had the van on ramps, I might be able to lift it up enough with just a jack?
 
Messages
23,894
Location
CA
Makes sense, thanks for the info and video. When I first read "lift the engine up", I had visions of needing to get a real engine lift, etc. But it looks like if I had the van on ramps, I might be able to lift it up enough with just a jack?
It will be tight, but probably doable.
If you only unbolt the exhaust and allow it to hang that will also cut into the available room.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JC1
Top