If he stated the car was hard to engage into first, and you observed burnt smell from the drivetrain. It would of been from high RPM accelration and hold.
If 1st gear grind while clutch is depressed- it could be synchros are in need of replacement-
neither way dont go to the deal for repair, there prices are way too high for the all of us who works 9-5 and dont make 50-60k's a year to afford.
Try looking for a local honda/acura specialist they can have new clutch install and machine your flywheel for 300-500$
if you want to replace the clutch go with more sturdy clutch you can try to look for 1 on Ebay. There roughly 200-300$ but I can assure you these performance clutch will service your son well considering he lit the clutch =].
Hope you the best, in getting his car back in shape*
JL feedbacks are greatly appreciated
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 10:18 PM