Reply to Fixitman's Post: 2004 Honda Odyssey
Ream Main oil seal is leaking.
The honda dealership wants 1200.00 to fix it. and the guy at advance auto says it might take a day to do (not dropping the motor) [and he may be talking out his ass]...
I was going to take this on myself and have done alot of engine work before. The Haynes manual says its a full-bore engine/transaxle removal (lowered under the vehicle to remove) and suggests a body frame lift to lift the frame up over the engine once the motor is lowered.
I just dont have $1200 (unemployed at the moment) Time...i do have. Tools...i do have. So i'm considering taking it on.
-is engine removal mandatory to do this?
-on a scale of 1-10 whats the difficulty level.
-would u suggest to walk away from this one?
-what estimate of time might be involved here?
i know that the right tools make any job easy. what i do have are frame jacks, engine hoist, and a full array of tools. but dropping a motor underneath a vahicle is new to me.