So my corrado VR6 has been my project car for a little while. My former friend had an integra, which was stolen from outside of his house, he was understandably devastated. Now here I am, being far too nice of a guy, he asks if he car borrow my corrado for a couple of weeks until he can get another car, and I say yes.
Flash forward 3 or so weeks (longer than he had said, and longer than I have ever driven the corrado) and I get the car back. It never idled great, but ****! It stalls all the time now, and the brakes are now toast, metal on metal, what did he do? I confronted him about this when I got it back, and got $300 out of him to replace the brakes and try and diagnose the idle, which I was luckily able to do.
Now the week I got it back, on the way back from another friends house after repairing the idle, replacing plugs, filters, searching for vac leaks, the car gets stuck in 3rd. Hmm thats strange. I limp it home and it then sits for months before I get around to fixing the shift arm. Now that it can shift I see a new issue, it WONT go into second. I try starting it in second and it goes, so I'm guessing its the syncro because I can't get it to engage once the car is running, plus it is reluctant (grinds) to go into 4th now without being rev matched.
So now I'm in a predicament. And need moral/technical advice. I KNOW that he beat on my car like it was stolen for the 3 weeks he had it, hes 17, ham fisted in everything he does, and I got people coming up to me talking about how fast my car was. But... this happened after he gave it back to me, so I don't have too much evidence to prove that he was the one who caused the tranny to **** out.
Now here is the technical advice part... Does anyone have an idea of how much replacing just the syncros for 2nd and 4th would be? Would it even be worth it to do this?
Sorry for the short essay, I'm pissed off.