Okay, the Forester started stinking this week--while we were away on vacation, of course. Smelled like a bad diesel. Burning oil/rubber kind of smell. Car was driving fine and I didn't have time to do anything about it, so I drove back. Tonight I found the source--a tear in the CV joint boot, joint was throwing grease around, onto exhaust/cats, which was cooking it pretty good. It was raining on the drive up, and raining HARD on the drive down, so I'm pretty sure the CV got pretty wet, and wouldn't you know it, after I found the tear, I drove around with the windows open and heard an intermittant "click click click" that was audible even while coasting in neutral. Soooooo, you think the joint is toast? Am I gonna need new axles? Yeah, I know, take it to a Subaru board, TJDIV is about to lose his lunch with all this Sube talk.