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I'm a firefighter, for a big enough city that we have our own shop that maintains all the rigs. For a long time, the engine at the station I was assigned had a loud turbo whine. Sounded like a 747 trying to take off. Every time someone new was at the station, they would comment on how bad it sounded, and call up the shop. The shop foreman would always tell everyone, that's normal, they all do that. Finally we were slated for a brand new truck, and surprise, surprise, the new one doesn't have any super loud turbo whine. The best part of the whole story was my officer calling the shop foreman after a few days of having the new truck, and telling him there was something wrong with it, it didn't whine like the other one did, and since that was supposed to, he figured something was wrong with the new one. The shop foreman was not amused.
I went with the, start the car, fill it until it leaks, go for a drive, come back, fill it a little more, go for another drive, come back, it won't take any more so I guess it's good method. Transmission seems to be fine, but I'm sure the dealer would tell me it's about to explode.
Yesterday, however, I walked into the garage to find a large piece of wood had fallen out of the rafters (it was up there for storage, it wasn't actually a rafter) and onto the Spirit, with a corner coming down exactly on a spot I had previously (and not very well) repaired a rust hole. So now I have about a 1" hole in the C pillar, and need to find a decent body shop. I think the wood which had been pretty secure must have vibrated off when we had our driveway redone- I'm assuming some sort of I vibrating compactor was used. Unfortunately, because I just paid for that driveway which damaged the car, I don't have the cash at the moment to fix the car. So it's going to have a hole in it for a little while. At least I can keep it indoors.