Whelp, stick a fork in her, shes done.
I spun a rod bearing today.
My car isnt quite this bad yet, probably cause I shut her down immediately, but, this is the sound my car is making now, just not quite THAT bad.
Pulled up to a stop sign after driving on the highway for awhile, car died. Wouldnt start up right away. Gave it a few seconds, tried again, got her going with some gas. Limped into the next parking space. I called my brother who has a tow truck and he agreed it sounds like rod knock.
I need to decide if I want to put money that I dont have into it to fix her and THEN sell her, or just sell her the way she is to someone who has the time and money to take care of her.
Its so frustrating cause I love this car. I've been with this car longer than my girlfriend and marriage(like 6.5 years)
Ive had her since like 40k, shes now at 125k, but shes becoming a gold digger(the car, not my wife, lol).
I wonder what I could get for her in this condition, whatever I sell her for would be my budget for a new car. Earlier today, I would say $8,000 for my car, now, I would be ok with $5,000. I've put a lot of money into it and the RA Gearset itself goes for quite a bit.
Its been a good run, but, I dont know whats in store for the future.
I need a quieter family car since we just had a baby anyways, I could never take my daughter in my car which kind of sucked.