sounds like the end a, i feel the same way sometimes, i love the car, but i wonder how long can i keep patching it and go on, is it worth the $$ i spent, i mean the car is near 200k.
right now i am saving for another car, i just hope my little Bavarian beast can keep plugging a while longer.
i hear noises from my engine, from the rear, it feels like a nightmare.
my idle was funky as well, i replaced the distributor cap, plugs, breather valve, fuel filter, and this past weekend i replaced what i called the culprit for the idle, the intake booth, i looked for cracks on the top, but mine was under it, now i can't hear the engine almost when i am at a stop, no rough idle like before...just the rear noises and muffler issues for now.
since i have the original tranny (automatic) i wonder how long can it go, i noticed it takes a bit long and rough changing 1st gear, would that be a sign of wearing down? i read people using red line transmission fluid and say it helps for better shift, should i change the fluid as well, i have the castrol dexron stuff now.