lol sounds like all the things i've grown to accept in my car
as a cabby driver i think its funny you say that is filthy.
My oil light comes on a lot. i've grown to ignore it.. car runs fine.
clutch cable might be the adjustable one.. which could make adjustment easy.
dont forget.. the car is at least 20 years old. Those "problems" are more like character
my oil light comes on at idle when its warm because i put too light of an oil weight in it.. but it shifts fine. my linkage is off a bit .. but i've grown to deal with it.
i love my cabby and all the little things that make it fun. check the link to my in my sig.. a couple rust spots isnt embarasing.. I catch people, at least once a week, taking pics of my car in the parkinglot at work