well.. sorry for the long leave of absence.. summer is a busy time for me with work and once school starts again I will be back to my frequent posting.. but i thought i'd throw a line up and tell you what's been going on in my honda hell as of late... Tuesday or Wednesday night on the way home from work (no clue which) a wicked loud noise coming from the rear end of the s2000. well until then there have been occasional knocks and such coming from it so i knew something was going on. well now it becoming loud and jerking the car when i came to a stop. the next morning we put it up on the hoist and pulled the differential off and found that the ring gear had dropped a tooth and was shaving the pinion gear down.to nothing... immediately i'm on the phone with honda asking for a warranty of some sorts and get nothing. so the search for parts starts... New differential 3500 from honda.... HELL NO!! Used differential in NC, 1000 coming from a 03 model with 17k on it... this was the best i found, so i ordered it. the next day, honda calls to tell me they decided that the parts manager will inspect it and possibly warranty it. well come to find out , they are giving me a brand new diff for free. the only catch is that they have to do the work and I pay labor.... so it's better than nothing, but i would prefer to have my dad and I do the work at his shop... either way... a big thumb up for honda for taking care of a 5 year old car!!