(Sorry about the title but I just finished watching Treasures of the Sierra Madre) I have replaced my lubricant with redline synthetic gear oil and it has made little difference. It still doesn't shift easily and will grind if I wind up first gear at all. What can I expect to pay to have someone replace the syncro? I though I may as well replace the clutch while they have the tranny out as it is catching pretty high. Also the tranny is leaking from somewhere up around the shifter. I don't know what it looks like up there but I am willing to bet it isn't pretty. I actually feel a binding sometimes when trying to shift, especially into second and fifth. Sometimes it is difficult to get into second even when there is no grinding. Is there some sort of rubber gasket around the shifter that could have given way and is blocking the shifter? That is what it feels like. The binding feels as though it is not in the gear box but more in the shifter. Anyway am I looking at a large or small fortune here? I could do the clutch myself but it is hard to do all this by yourself with a car on jackstands. I am sure I could replace whatever is worn at the shifter but I have never bit into a trannny before. Advice? Oh yeah, is any of this tax deductible?