Get a second opinion regarding the trans.
Does the ticking noise goes away when idling speed is increased while in neutral?
First and third moves in the same forward direction, what about fifth gear, any ticking noise? Does ticking noise frequency/rate increase with road speed?
When you hit a road island, you could have misaligned something and it is causing the noise. Bearings do not give way so easily and sduld affect all gears if two of them have it.
If the gas is lost while parking, it should be a substantial amount and there should be gas smell. I am baffled that you don't smell anything.
The car can still be started and driven without any difficulty? Any loss in performance and power?
I would suggest checking for any broken parts or pipes around the area where the undercarriage was hit by the road island. I suspect it is something to do with the fuel return hose or EVAP system.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 1:27 AM