Bluejae,bluejae said:wait... it's that easy? that's like one step less than an oil change...
i thought i read a run-through and it sounded a little more difficult than that
Yep, it's exactly that easy. I agree completely with Tim M on this one, including the estimate of draining 99% of the oil just by letting gravity and time work their magic. I would add that it is better to drain the oil while warm (so the contaminants stay suspended, and the volume of the remaining oil film in the trans is less). And note that the position of the drain plug on the front of the trans nearly guarantees that the oil will completely drain, especially if ramps are used under the rear wheels.