...and I'm loosing sleep. Here's how the story goes. Maybe 2 months ago, as I get off the highway, the motor all a sudden stutter, and stall. Took a few tries, and finally get it back up and running, although not smooth. It got better after I stopped off a shop and rest it a little, so I didn't think much of it, maybe it's one of the weir thing with swap. Starting last week, the oil light begin to slow turning off. So I change the oil, and here the horror part. The oil is fine, but at the oil filter inlet, I found bits of plastic!! After showing and talking a few folks I know at the dealership, one of the mechanic pointed out that it looks like bits of a gear. So we look at the diagram and found that the rear balance shaft drive has internal gear within the housing, and running oil through it. We can't be sure if the gears are plastic, but if they are, then it could mean that somehow the gear broke, went through the pick up tube screen, through the oil pump, and got picked up at the filter. And getting stuck at the oil pump could be what stalled the engine. Does anybody know how the oil runs in the Prelude? I'm thinking oil pan -> Oil pick up -> oil pump -> rear balance shaft gears -> filter -> engine -> oil pan. Is that correct? And does anybody has taken apart the oil pump to know if they rear balancing shaft has plastic gear drive? Somebody please help.