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My Car Broke Down

post #1 of 10
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I got to school today, parked the car and noticed lots of smoke and bright green fluid running past me. I thought, "Some poor sucker lost his coolant!"
After looking around a bit, I realized that it was my car, and I was the poor sucker. I guess, on a happy note, if there is one, I made it to school before the car gave out. It looks like it'll be expensive to fix.
post #2 of 10
Not always...it could be a cracked tube and the anti freeze keeps hitting the a hot part... what color is the smoke?
post #3 of 10
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The smoke was kind of a dark grey-brown.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Oci-lot View Post
Not always...it could be a cracked tube and the anti freeze keeps hitting the a hot part... what color is the smoke?
That's true. We thought the radiator was shot in my old car and DH went out to drain the radiator to replace it and realized it was just a gasket or something that came loose allowing antifreeze to blow up on the hot engine. $12.95 and 20 min work and it was fixed. Then of course, the transmission went out so it went straight to the junk yard! But at least the radiator was easy!
post #5 of 10
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It turned out to be a hose that popped completely off. It was relatively inexpensive, and didn't take long to fix at all. I'm very relieved because the repairs are starting to cost more than the car is worth. (But the repair costs are still not enough that it would be more affordable to buy another car.) I plan to keep this car until it's inoperable
post #6 of 10
I am glad your car is ok now.
Just do not drive when you come out here.
post #7 of 10
Glad to hear that the car was repaired with little hassle
post #8 of 10
yeah.. glad it was small..i'm always fixing my rust bucket so yeah..
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Going Nova View Post
It turned out to be a hose that popped completely off. It was relatively inexpensive, and didn't take long to fix at all. I'm very relieved because the repairs are starting to cost more than the car is worth. (But the repair costs are still not enough that it would be more affordable to buy another car.) I plan to keep this car until it's inoperable
that's my car philosophy, as well. when it starts costing me a couple hundred dollars every month to keep it operational, then it's time to get a new car. otherwise, it's cheaper to pay for repairs.
i drive my cars until they're almost dead. i can still usually sell them for about $1000, tho!
post #10 of 10
glad to hear it was fixed.
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