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Old 04-08-2009, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by s2klaiken,Apr 8 2009, 10:00 AM
i have the issue with the gears popping out from first and second sometimes 4th, do i just take it to any honda dealer if i have the "certified warranty?"
Not to scare you but when this started to happen in my GSR the tranny was about to let go. You should let your dealer take a look at it.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:13 AM
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wow. thank you for this helpful info...this is prob the most well organized forum ive ever been on
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:57 AM
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I have to disagree with this one:

Problem: Grinding when shifting gear
Solution: Replace transmission oil with the new formula of Honda MTF
If you have grinding, yes, new MTF may help, but why is Honda MTF the product listed? I ask because I've tried it and GM Syncromesh FM, and for my S, the GMSFM works better. From what I've read here, it appears that some S2000s respond better to the GM fluid, some the Honda fluid, so I wouldn't just list Honda MTF.

I'd also add, "my S just started having a strong raw gas smell out of the exhaust, and I don't have a test pipe." Its either a bad catalytic converter, warrantied to 7 yrs/100k mi, or the ECU is running the engine rich. The engine will run rich if you are driving the car hard under certain high-humidity. high temp situations. If normal driving doesn't resolve the issue, take out the O2 sensor when cold and see if the cat filament is lose, broken up - you may have a bad cat.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric220,Mar 19 2009, 11:51 AM
AP2 = flawless?
Fwiw, Honda changed over 2000 components on the AP2, modifying everywhere it saw room for improvement or durability plus the appearance stuff. Many changes were to redress issues discovered in the first three years the S was in production.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:46 AM
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Keep the suggestions coming.

As for the Syncromesh fluid, I try to recommend what's been used and proven to keep the factory warranty. This is why I didn't add it.
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Extremely helpful. Two thumbs up!
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ans2k,Mar 18 2009, 09:20 PM
top tearing.
Billman from NY has a solution for this. Not sure if he has a dedicated write up for it though. Had something to do with filing down two taps on the frame of the top.

Anyone else have any info on this?
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:knocks on wood: I have a new top, installed by myself. I ground down all edges that I felt were sharp. I have yet to develop any wears, but Its too new to know for sure.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by The Gent,May 1 2009, 01:46 PM
Keep the suggestions coming.

As for the Syncromesh fluid, I try to recommend what's been used and proven to keep the factory warranty. This is why I didn't add it.
Well, its been used and proven by countless S2000 owners here, and it doesn't effect the warranty, fwiw.
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these ones
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