Oct 26, 2011

Truck passed!

Well, I managed to get my truck into the mechanic today to:

  1. Get the stuff fixed to pass inspection ( two tires and a windshield wiper...didn't realize that was a inspection thing!)

  2. Take a look at the heat issue

  3. Take a look a the funny throttle yesterday (if I attempted to put more than a feather's weight of pressure, truck would pulse)

Under $500 later, I have a Truck that passed inspection, a SPARE TIRE, and an experience with a mechanic where I didn't feel like an a$$hole for asking them to fix something.

The Throttle was apparently a clog in the fuel line.  The heat is a slightly longer tale.

Apparently there are two tiny leaks in my truck: one in the radiator and one in the intake(I think?). These leaks are really tiny, and could not cause a significant loss in fluid for months, or years.  The Mechanic said if I planned on keeping the truck for "a long time" I should replace them...at ~$1000.00.

Considering my truck is 10 years old and has over 100,000 miles, I don't know how long term I'll still have the truck.

I mean, I love my truck, but with the impending arrival of kid #2, having a vehicle that can only seat 2 adults, or one adult and one car seat doesn't seem practical.  I'd like to keep it for another year, just to gain a little more ground before having to buy another car.

..or more likely the MINIVAN Robyn wants :)


Dan said...

fixed that for ya: http://www.customautosbytim.com/csa_008.jpg

Mark said...

I...I don't know what to think about that....