I wanted to change the clutch on my MR2 and also get my syncros looked at due to grinding/crunching and generally old cantankerous behavior from my e153.
SlipsliderG and Spidey put me in touch with the guy that fixed up their clutch probs: Ronan from Elm Hall clutch and gearbox, in Celbridge, Dublin.
I called Ronan and let him know what I wanted to do, he said no problem, was able to give me a fixed price quote over the phone (for labour) and a commitment that the work would take two days.
I dropped the car down to him with thoughts that it would take weeks (Toyota told me the syncros would take a couple of weeks to get in to stock). Two days later Ronan range me and told me the car was ready - I was shocked
He let me know that all of the parts he needed to recon the box he had access to in storage so in two days he was able to drop the box & clutch, inspect the flywheel, rebuild the box, and put it all back together again with the new clutch. He also checked all of the linkages and shifter assembly to ensure it was nice and smooth.
I've taken the car for a drive and so far the gearbox is shifting nicely and everything is working how it should do. Sometimes little problems take a while to show up so I'll wait to see if everything stays tip top, however for the minute I wanted to get a note up to recommend Ronan, professional guy and sticks to his word - that's invaluable considering the amount of cowboy mechanics there are out there.