I know my basic ways around engines, physics, and aero.. but when I get down to it, trannies are all greek to me. Anyone speak greek here? 5 speed MT D16Y8(SOHC,VTEC,127hp) motor Clutch pedal, feels fine.. new DOT4 fluid 1st gear shift at 7k 2nd gear, feel great, 60mph 7000rpm *SHIFT* *CRUNCH* 3rd gear crunches, still strong though, 90+mph 7000rpm *SHIFT* 4th gear engages smoothly, strong as hell, 120mph. why does 2nd into 3rd crunch? It happened one icy night while trying to get traction starting off in 2nd gear and spinning the tires and shifting to get traction between 2nd and 3rd and back again. My guesses: Linkage damaged or loose? Synchro out? I thought if I was losing a synchro it wouldn't handle it's top speed? Also sometimes shifting into 1st takes a couple tries to get the shifter into place and sometimes I crunch when stationary into reverse.. get me some ideas!