Daily Archives: July 7, 2012

Water coming in the door

I was reading on the laptop and wanted to get a drink and when I stood up I noticed a huge puddle on the floor. At first I thought it was the air-conditioner sometime if the drain is plugged it leaks, but nothing was dripping from the air-conditioner. I opened the door and the floor outside was flooded with water too. I could hear water running so I followed the sound. The sound of running water led me to my hose bib where one of my hoses at split open and water was squirting out, hitting the side of the house then flowing down the porch and under the door to my living room. I turned the water off and started sweeping the water out of the house. What thing to happen the hose that split was the expensive hose not the cheap one …. go figure ?

Any how emergency is over just got to wait for the floor to dry and all will be well. One just never knows what is going to happen ­čÖé

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The car story continues

I was was walking one day and came across a neighbor and with him was the man I bought my car through. I told him about the transmission problems with my car. He said he might be able to fix it and it would be shame to junk it. Long story short I agreed to have him check the car out. We met at the garage that had my car and I told one of the mechanics there that I was taking the car. He seemed a bit put out and said he thought I had sold it to the other mechanic. I told him no money had changed hands and I was taking the car. The car was towed to the other guys garage.

I got a call from the new garage to come have look at the car, when I did it was running again! This mechanic had drained the transmission fluid, cleaned the transmission filter and replaced the fluid, put in an additive and it was running and shifting like it should. So he suggested that he do a complete transmission service; all new fluid, new filter, and an additive and see how long it works. I went for it and now my car is running like it did. The cost for this service came to $140.00 including the tow to his garage.

I also found out from the new mechanic my car at the scrap yard is worth a lot more than two hundred dollars that the other guy was going to strip the car sell the parts and then scrap.  Keeping the money for the parts for himself and giving me less than half what he wold get at the scrap dealer.

The new guy has a used transmission in-case this one fails again, and I am sure it will, that will cost about $600.00 installed. That I can do.

1998 Oldsmobile Bravada Smart track (all wheel drive) 145000 miles

In the process I have pissed off the mechanic in my neighborhood for reneging on the deal and I’m unhappy that I was being abused by him. So many times I have been screwed by service companies of one kind or another and then they try to make me out as the problem. (sigh)

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