Many of you have had a problem with the transmission drain bolt becoming cross threaded/stripped. I recently had a problem with this. Here is the thread where it was discussed. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523131 I was able to get the bolt in and tight. My concern is that on the next oil change, I may not be able to get the drain bolt back in. My question for all of you is: Do you see any reason why I could not/should not remove the clutch cover to drain the transmission side? Obviously it would be a little messy and would cost me an additional $5-$6 for a clutch cover gasket. This might be a better trade off than paying MANY hundreds of dollars to split the case and replace an entire case half. I know it might not drain all of the oil from the very bottom of the trans either. I was thinking it might just be a safer way to go. The 6 bolts that hold the clutch cover on do not have the tendency to strip or cross thread if replaced properly and not overtightened. For those who want to reply by saying "the drain bolt wont strip or cross thread if replaced properly", please don't. That would be a correct statement, but it is too late for that, what is done is done. I am quite a competent mechanic and I guess I simply screwed this one up, it happens. By reading the discussion regarding this topic, I don't feel too stupid because it has happened to many respected people on here. I think it could have been a little better engineered by Honda. I just hope to keep the thread on topic. Thanks. Thoughts???