3rd Gear Poster
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
I think the noise was a stuck lifter or something. Today after work the noise got real bad, and then went away by 70%. The only water the car has been ingesting is from the cooling system. As much as I have been complaining about this car, I am rather impressed that it continues to get me back and forth to work every day. With weeks of overheating, general bad running, misfires, weird engine noises and of course me not doing anything to the car since I am looking to get rid of it, I am amazed that it still gets 21mpg and runs down the road without too much complaining.
I would love to keep the old girl, but I think I am over my head on what can be repaired (when compared to what it would cost to purchase another car). I have taken it to a couple of shops to see what could be done, but the average price quote is 2k or better.
I have some experience with mechanical stuff (I have an old MG that I rebuilt the engine and rear end), but with some health concerns and a wicked HOA I can't work on the car myself any longer.
Well, I have started to ramble, so I will shut up now. Thanks again for listening.