Glove test: failed. OEM parts are in my shopping cart, as well as a compression tester. Also considering getting an estimate from a Volvo specialist...


The Miata is still doing great at 350,000ish miles, but after driving the Brick.... Ugh. Miata feels so slow. Kind of want to lower it on summer tires again, but that would be rediculous in late October.

So the plan is to get the Volvo towed to an independent specialist, get a quote for necessary repairs and get a full inspection (should have done that in the first place). When they quote me something astronomical I’ll get the Brick towed back to my place where the repairs can begin in earnest. Or if I get a relatively cheap estimate, have them handle it.