December 13, 2004

It Could Be Worse

It really could. Two years ago Xmas, my mechanic told me the heads on the engine needed to be redone -- OUCH! This time, it looks like the ignition module is cracked. He said the ignition coil may need replaced too, but he won't know that for a bit. So it looks like I'm getting away with a bill under $500 [fingers crossed]

Thanks to everyone who has left kind words.

Posted by Ithildin at December 13, 2004 1:32 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Fully admitting I know nothing about cars, why would a cracked ingition cause the car to lose power? I mean you were actually driving when it died, right? An ignition crack would have prevented it from starting? Not trying to be difficult, but huh!!!!! [stratch head on auto stuff]

Posted by: Roberta at December 13, 2004 2:18 PM

As the metal heats up while you're driving, it expands, then cracks. That's what Nin passed on to me at least.

Posted by: Ith at December 13, 2004 2:30 PM

And that was going to be my next question, i.e. what was the matter with it. Glad to hear it isn't fatal!

Posted by: CrankyBeach at December 13, 2004 3:37 PM

I pray he isn't ripping you off.

A friend who's a mechanic is a good thing to have.

Posted by: Easycure at December 14, 2004 7:42 AM

Yes it coulf been worse.

For example you could of gotten a Christmas Card from 'the Hoff'

Posted by: the Pirate at December 14, 2004 5:16 PM

I'm so glad you were safe when the truck failed...here's hoping it doesn't cost too much to fix and WON'T HAVE TO BE FIXED FOR A LONG TIME. I was yelling at it for you. :-)

Posted by: Princess Jami at December 15, 2004 1:53 PM