Honda Odyssey Manual Transmission: An In-Depth Examination and Review

Today, we’re diving back into my new project, the 2006 Honda Odyssey. In the last episode, I shared my plan to manual swap this car after experiencing issues with the auto transmission. The goal is to replace the transmission and upgrade to a new K24 engine with VTEC on both Inlet and exhaust for more power and performance.

First on the agenda is removing the current engine and transmission. I started by draining fluids, including coolant and engine oil, and began disconnecting various components to make room for the extraction process. The next steps involved removing the radiator, exhaust, aircon condenser, and other essential parts to prepare for lifting out the engine.

After tackling various challenges and overcoming hurdles, including unintentional leaks and unexpected hiccups, we successfully removed the old engine and transmission. Although there were some unforeseen obstacles, the progress signals a significant milestone in the project.

Future tasks involve assessing the clutch and addressing the engine mounts before proceeding with the installation of the new engine and gearbox.

Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of the project as we delve into the clutch area and continue making progress. Feel free to share your thoughts and questions, and don’t forget to subscribe for further updates!

What is the project about?

The project involves a manual swap of a 2006 Honda Odyssey auto transmission K24 to increase power and address transmission issues.

What are the plans for the new engine?

The plan is to replace the current engine with another K24 that has VTEC on both Inlet and exhaust for more power and better performance.

What steps were taken to remove the old engine?

The process involved draining fluids, removing radiators, undoing hoses, wires, exhaust, and mounts, as well as getting drive shafts out of the way to successfully lift the old engine out.

Any challenges faced during the process?

Challenges included leaking air conditioning condenser, difficulties with specific bolts, and a need for replacement of one of the engine mounts. There was also an oversight in removing the starter motor bolt. The process was documented for future reference.

What’s next for the project?

The next steps involve addressing the condition of engine mounts, and exploring the clutch area. The project will be continued and updated in future episodes.

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