Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

HUGE bolts, plug I can't get to them.

 
Old 08-01-2004, 09:51 PM
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I am tring to get to the drain bolt for the MT to change the fluid and the filler bolt. I have HG MTF(3 quarts, only need 2) and new washers for both and even a magnetic drain bolt to replace the drain bolt with.
The manual calls for checking the current level of fluid by removing the filler bolt when the car is on level ground. This is hard to do, but I could get 2 more jack stands to make it level and check that way. (I have a sears jack with two jack stands). Is there any way to do this without getting 2 more stands?
The problem with that is that I can't find a wrench that is nearly big enough to take it off with.
Also the drain plug is really big also, but is a altogether different bolt, it is a round bolt with a square taken out of the middle.
Once I figure out how to get these out, how can I fill it to the right level (while the car is on the ground)
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:20 PM
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Default Re: HUGE bolts, I can't get to them. (mnbv)

bump, sry the title is a bit messed up.
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I searched a bit more and found this:
Drain bolt is the shiny one closer to the bottom. It accepts a 3/8" drive...no socket needed.
The fill bolt is the 17mm bolt just above the axle....and a little to the rear of the car...I think. You can either use that or remove the VSS (2 - 10mm or 12mm) and shove a hose down it and slap a funnel on top.

This was for an integra though...
the bolt's seem much bigger then that. When you guys do you MTF, what size do you use? I was surprised the helms manual dosent say what size to use.
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