When you walk into a car store and look for MTF you find things lacky.. why.. nobody has a six speed anymore. Lucky for you honda has stocks upon stocks of manual transmission fluid, you can also order your 2 quarts from ebay, or any good tunner shop.
First thing to address with this issue is how to jack the s2000 up. Never use just the front, or side.. not only does it trap old oil.. but it will fall off the jacks and kill you.
Trans Fluid Change Time!
- Step One. S2000 turned off, e-brake on, jack the car up on all four points.
- Step Two. Put some cardboard down, keep your garage/driveway clean. Gather tools, pan, transmission fluid/bolts/etc, trash bag.
- Step Three. Crawl under the car, locate the fill-bolt and remove.. you don't want to find you stripped out the fill bolt after you drained the fluid. Use a 17mm socket and remove the drain-bolt. If it doesn't budge you can use a breaker bar, or tap it with a mallet.
- Step four. With a oil pan under the drain bolt let that old fluid drain out. The bolt is a 3/8th. Use a breaker bar.
- Step Five. Replace the drain bolt and washer, torque to 29lb feet. Make sure the flat side of the washer is againts the transmission. A lot of people go overboard, stripping the bolt or threads.
- Step Six. Screw the pump to the bottle, get comfy and start pumping fluid in the fill hole.
- Step Seven. Once fluid has started to overfill and drain out of the fill hole plug it up, torque to 33lb-ft. Clean up. You can use brake cleaner on the transmission, a scrubby prush and clean things up while your under the car.
- Step Eight. After all is well take it for a drive, check for leaks(clean pakring spot + trip to taco bell) and drop off the old fluid at a autoparts store. Don't be a scrub and pour this stuff down the drain.