Come to find out, I put a bunch of oil in the engine because it was low (5 quarts) and then came out to the garage the next day and found about a quart of the oil on the floor. Also the temp gauge went out and had to replace that last night. So we will see if it is going to be able to go to the dunes with me this weekend.
I am also welding up a new shifter tonight. Pics to come