Hi all, not really a specific question here, just a hypothetical what-woud-you-do?
I've got an 01 legacy with 215k on it. No rust, well maintained in terms of struts, rotors, pads, bearings, ball joints, tires... you know, the cheap stuff. I popped out and chewed up a front CV the other day (I did it while drifting by a Honda in the snow...so almost worth it). One head gasket is imminent- no overheating, loss of power, radiator bubbles, codes, or mayonnaise in the oil... but sweet-smelling exhaust and a bad external coolant leak. And it's got normal cold start piston slap.
I feel wierd sending a car to the scrap pile for a 150 dollar fix...but if I fix the CV I'm going to have to fix the HG in two months...and do I really want to fix the HG if it could possibly crack a piston ring at any time?
Would you scrap a car that just needed a new axle?