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- Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
I wonder what the average age is of buyers for the performance level Camaros and Mustangs. My suspicion is that many are gray beards (the younger edge of the boomers) and really don't want a back-breaking suspension on an everyday driver.
I remember lending an older friend my MINI and he came back and said "damn skateboard!"
Well it depends on the car---some cars have inherent defects that you cannot escape.
Well a whining noise only on acceleration could very well be coming from the differential, but this is not necessarily a disastrous event---if you bought a used differential, and if it had some wear or roughness on the ring and /or pinion gears (the two that mesh), you will get some noise from that. It's possible that a synthetic gear lube might help this problem.
Nonetheless, you should return to Aamco, or go to a local repair shop and have them inspect the gear oil for debris. If there's a fair amount of metal in there, then you may have a more serious problem with the unit.
running the car on a lift while in gear, with someone listening to the differential, should locate the problem.
I can smell diesel no problem. Even on a brand new car when it is parked. I have a good nose :)
the problem is that diesel doesn't evaporate as quickly as gasoline, so the odor lingers even if you spill a little bit of it.
As for exhaust a badly running gasoline car is just as obnoxious as a badly running diesel.
Here's an interesting one. Moviegoers in Hong Kong were asked to leave their cell phone ON in the theater, and then VW pulled this one on them: