Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More repairs

Remember this post?

Well, after I wrote it, I never was able to get in touch with him again. I’m quite certain Jeff found out he was going to help me, and told him to stop all communication with me. Childish, but whatever. That’s Jeff. (rolling eyes)

Friday, I get home from work, and was relieved that I didn’t have anything to do or anywhere to go till Monday. Thrilled actually. Until I got in my car at midnight to satisfy an iced tea addiction, and it wouldn’t start. I was immediately annoyed, but figured that since it was midnight, it didn’t really matter. So back to bed I went.

The next morning, I ran through an entire laundry list of things I knew to check. Even replaced the battery. Still no dice. No power anywhere. It had to be a stupid simple thing. I just knew it did. Grrr. Obviously a much more skilled mechanic would have probably caught what was wrong, but I didn’t. I just don’t know everything.

Ended up having to have her towed to the place that does all our mechanical work at The Ranch. RM#1 was nice enough to be there when they came and got it. You know, I’m getting kind of tired of seeing her up on that damn truck.

When they called to tell me the news, I almost fell out of my chair. I felt so stupid, I was embarrassed to tell people.

Negative battery cable was damaged.

They replaced. $26 out the door. THEN he sprung it on me. I knew it was coming, but I was hoping they wouldn’t make a big deal of it. Turns out, that timing chain cover noise, wasn’t a timing chain cover noise at all. Ended up being a water pump. Interesting right? I’m a little confused by it, and would love to know how it could have possibly been falling off without my car showing the least bit of overheating, but whatever. I just want it fixed. I only have this bad boy for a few more days. (Yay for trainers that like to loan out their vehicles.)

When I picked up my car today, do you want to know what the best thing in the whole world at that very moment was?


Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make it so exciting.

Watch out, y’all. MsNscr is back! Again. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. No Knocking and Clacking is always a good sign. Water pumps are funny. They can go south with no warning or thay can rattle without failing.

    Glad you got it fixed. Those are the kind of car problems I like to find.