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Rear Main Seal Leaking. Do I fix it?
I haven't got much money. I've run the car into the ground transporting cats by the thousand to spay neuter. The car has probably hauled 7000 plus cats to be fixed. Have had 26 in there at once. I lay down the back seats and have a board cut to fit the back so I have all that room. I've slept in the car too. Ok I love my car and I'm worried now, with this oil leak, that its end days are a coming, that if I lay out $1000 plus, for this repair, the next huge money outlay might not be far off, given the miles on it. The timing chain, I wonder about that and that's another huge thing when it breaks or whatever they do when they fail.
Anyhow, with almost 217,000 miles on it, do I pay some mechanic $1200, if I can dig it up or borrow it, to fix this seal? Do I?
Then I figure I've been ultra lucky with this car. Which jinxes the next, if I can find a way to get a used car. I couldn't be lucky twice I don't figure.