Well, to give everyone the readers digest version, last night I was coming home from my brothers house, going about 55mph, when the rpms started going up and down; went from approx 1650rpm all the way up to 3200, and sporadically went up and down. I took my foot off the gas, trans grabbed again and stayed at around 1650rpm or so, then did it a few more times before I got home (this happened about three miles away from my house). I nursed the car home, parked it, and checked the tranny fluid. Fluid is still pink but has an odd smell to it. I had the transmission fully flushed a little over a month ago. I did a pretty intensive search through the forums (God I love that search function) and found that it is more than likely a fried clutch in the trans. Now I'm down to the MR2, which is still in rough body shape due to being a work in progress. Haven't driven the MR2 in 15 months, so complete oil change is in order (I have however, started this car up every week and let it run for approx 20 minutes or so, enough to get up to operating temp and stay there for several minutes). Due to time constraints, right now I'm looking at purchasing a used / junkyard trans. Most prices I see vary from $200 to $400 and have varying degrees of mileage on them. I know I have to drop the gas tank, but does anyone have any other suggestions to make this as painless as possible? My car has 160,xxx miles on it; the motor was replaced and has approx. 75000 on it, but I'm going to assume that the trans is original. Torque converter seems ok; would you recommend that I replace it when the trans is out? Junkyard trans will have fluid flushed and filter replaced. I know that a lower mileage trans is preferable, but how many miles is too much for a used junkyard trans?