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Is it worth it: Auto to manual

This is probably the most overheard topic of them all: auto to manual. I have a 99 with 132k miles on it and let me tell you I love my baby. She is a fighter and I am glad that I bought her. Originally I wanted a standard; however, my parents did not have time to teach me. After learning from a few close friends, it became like second nature.

Now with the miles that i have on her (only 7 of those miles are mine and yes i fully serviced it because some people just donít keep up with servicing like they should) and after reading about the auto tranny failure rate, it made me nervous yet ecstatic. Ecstatic because I finally have a chance to get a manual, however, not only is it expensive but also poses a question of at what point will the a/t tranny finally give. Currently I am a college student and i live about 160miles away from my town so the thought of being stuck in the middle of nowhere grew on me after learning about the a/t.

My question would be is it worth doing the conversion or should i just kill that dream? I know what it takes as far as labor and parts go (Iíve rebuilt engines from vintage American to a handful of Japanese motors) but since Iím in college and donít have some of the tools in my garage for fabrication, my option would be to take it to a shop who is capable of executing such a task using my hard-earned money.

I could just sell her but like I said I just grew too fond of my prelude. Iím not just a car enthusiast but a car freak; I get over girls quicker than I do with cars.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

do the swap.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

Yes, the auto will fail. Cheaper to just swap it out. Or wait till it dies out and then swap.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

Prepare for the swap then when it fails your good to go.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

what hunter said..
read the tranny failure threads for hints of trouble typical to 5th gen's. maybe if you notice a symptom described you won't take that car on that trip to the middle of nowhere.
why do colleges do that anyway?
some of the best schools in va are 50 miles from anywhere
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

The way i see it your better off buying a manual car than converting one yourself. Parts alone will run you $3500+. Were talking about converting a car that was only meant to go auto and now your looking to make it manual. I have seen first hand how bad a conversion like that can go sour in a short time by simple things. You will need to change the CV axles, Trans, clutch master cylinder, pedals, gauges, ECU, im sure wiring harness will also need to be changed. Some people who don't change a few parts end up with a Piece or Sh#&. I have seen a bunch of people try to sell them on CL and end up parting them out since they end up beyond repair.
If you have the knowledge and know how to do it without having to pay a mechanic then go for it but remember it will run you a lot of countless hours of frustration and lots of labor. Its not something that can be completed in a few days. You will need a second car to drive around.
That being said is it worth it? thats up to the one who has actually done one. But to me your better off saving a bit then selling your lude and getting a manual lude.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

ive got 177K on my 98 auto
no problems yet but I am slowly
gathering parts for a 5 speed swap.
Ive seen 3 swaps completed in person
and read about several swaps on here.
With the right amount of time and patience
you can get all the parts for around $2000 or a little less
Keep and eye out for people parting out for the CV's and more
expensive parts. From what I have witnessed it is the best thing
you can do to an auto. If I find any parts for a good deal ill let you know
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

Honestly, I wouldn't be so quick to say "DO THE SWAP." If you've got a trusted shop that you absolutely trust, no questions asked, and you think you would have another car to drive around while the swap is being done, do it. If you have the expertise to do it yourself and you have the time, do it. But, if you have none of the above, I would say try to find a stick shift, and if you find a really good one(Check the "Buying a Fifth Gen" Sticky if you have any questions about that) sell yours.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

If you have the experience with this kinda work messing with transmissions, etc. I'd say go for it. If not, I would just sell the car and look for a manual transmission car.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

swap it, im about to slowly buy parts myself to get ready for the swap, and dont sell it, for most of us im guessing the first mile does it for us and we are in love with our ludes lol
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

Drive it for what it is and keep searching. Replacing the transmission with another auto is cheaper than doing the swap, but get the miles out of it before getting another car. Finish college, get prelude you want. Big hint: never use the shiftornic, just P,R,D. Wait for symptoms.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

That 3500 for parts thing is crap.
You'll need a manual trans, which is the most expensive of it all,
the shift cables and shift unit,
a manual ecu(around 100 bucks for a P13),
clutch pedal,
master cylinder,
you'll want to replace the slave cylinder that comes with the transmission,
a new clutch kit(I got an exedy OEM one for 120 bucks)
Clutch line(difficult to find one thats bent to fit, just go stainless steel
clutch fluid resevoir

You can use an automatic wiring harness but it leaves a bunch of extra wires, just save up and buy the manual wiring harness.

That parts list isnt complete, theres a few conversion threads out and about that we used when we swapped a 5th gen.

If you're attached to the car, save up while its not slipping and do the swap.
If not, the smartest move is selling your lude before any signs of transmission slip starts, and taking the money and buying a manual.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

its smart swap TENSIONER-WISE also!
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

I'd do the swap. More of a pain to get someone to buy the car and then find another in good condtion. Though it's up to you. 3500 for parts is overpriced I've seen people do it for 1k. If you do it yourself and know what to do it will be cheaper but a shop will cost money of course.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

I just bought a parts car that is a 5 speed. i might be able to doing something as far as the clutch pedal, shifter, and other parts you could use. i'm sure you could do it less than 3500 yourself.
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^Dang lucky. I tried getting a parts car last week and failed.
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

just buy a manual prelude as a doner car... take everything out of it you need, trannywise, and anything else you want, or could use, and then sell the rest, then junk the body or sell it as a bare shell... if you buy it without a motor, you can use all the parts you need, and still brake even, or spend a hell of alot less then buying all the parts individually...
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^x2 that's what im trying to do you can even make a profit if the interior is good and other parts.
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especially interior, its hard to find good interior, or at least ive seen it is, but mine is in really good condition as it is, other than my carpet so i would be good on that lol
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Yeah interior gets screwed up with people who don't care lol. My interior is perfect luckily the previous owner kept it clean other then her hair everywhere tho I got it all out the day I got it with a vaccume lol.
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Will the 2001 year autos fail?
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

My auto had 230 000km on it when I bought her. It now has 305 000km. Original tranny and engine, would say wait until it actually dies before swapping, that's my plan. But I mean if you have lots of money and REALLY REALLY hate auto then go for it! Best of luck!
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Meet up with other Georgia Luders and im sure atleast one person could help you do the swap. do it though, keep the dream alive
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Re: Is it worth it: Auto to manual

I did mines for about $1200. And with selling some of the auto parts, it came to only about $600. Transmission, half shaft, and the mount bracket was the hardest to find. Most expensive would be transmission and half shaft(Cus I had to buy new from dealerships). Im in Norcal so it might be different for everyone else. Im still using my auto ecu that was resoldered. I did the swap last year and shes still running strong.
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I just bought a parts car that is a 5 speed. i might be able to doing something as far as the clutch pedal, shifter, and other parts you could use. i'm sure you could do it less than 3500 yourself.
source the parts get the big stuff locally, swap will cost around 1400 this way without labor if u cant do it
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do the swap.
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