Hello - I just barely completed an 11000km road trip. My dear 2000 v70 xc started rattling and whining from a combination of my driveshaft centre bearing and/or torque tube. I removed the driveshaft and then proceeded to drive the remaining 1500km home. During this last leg of the journey the at first intermittent, then non-stop whine from the front of the car, became a cause for concern. We did make it home, but the sound was horrific and the bottom of the car is soaked with oil. I hobbled to our dealer who gave me a list of repairs, none of which sounding like the source of the problem. I have a few questions: 1) I had an oil change part way through the trip - could the "technician" accidentally have drained off some of the bevel gear oil?; 2) Is there a problem caused by driving without the rear driveshaft?; 3) the dealer tells me I need a right front CV joint - but the grinding sound seems to come from both sides, equally. I'm faced with a ridiculously expensive list of repairs (>$6000!) and a car that drives, but reluctantly. Suggestions, please? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm handy but am no mechanic.