so since I got my car tagged last week have driven 15 miles or so... new T5 wants to grind going into reverse. I adjusted the clutch, did not fix. talked to Modern Driveline tech last Friday, he said probably 99% it's a misaligned pilot shaft and the bellhousing needs to be adjusted with offset dowel pins. procedure is not complicated, but requires pulling the trans and clutch to use a dial indicator on the bellhousing. pita. looks like I know what I'll be doing this winter. now the real question becomes, since it's torn down that much, should I go ahead and do the new motor I was planning in a year or 2 anyway... cause I hate doing things twice.