things are like a fucking Vietnam firefight over here!
I come in at 7am and I work all day, straight through lunch, work
like a dirty dog, til 6-6:30pm, no let up.
And I am still behind.
lately I've been hearing this boiling noise in the
radiator/plastic reservoir after I shut off the Mazda.
So I'm not thinking too much obviously, before I know it, all
the water has boiled away and yesterday on Route 3 coming west to
work, just as I'm going up the big hill approaching Giants Stadium
and Continental Arena, bazoom! blue smoke starts emanating from
the hood. I immediately shut
off the engine and coast down onto the entrance to 120, my momentum
carries me into Arena parking lot.
open the hood, smoking like a blue volcano, this is serious.
So I sit there for about 1/2 hour, let the engine cool, a little
longer, let it cool some more, then I open the radiator and pour in some
water. It goes in all right,
after about 15 seconds, white smoke starts fuming out the radiator nozzle
like a 19-century locomotive. Hmmm,
let it cool some more. Car
won't start. Let it cool some
more, car is starting to turn over, let it cool some more, fill the
radiator with water, put the cap on, drive to work.
That's a good thing.
I go out a little while later to refill the radiator, leave the cap off
and start the car, vroom! Brown oily water starts shooting out of the radiator nozzle
like a geyser! Oh,
shit. Some guy at the company
recommends a shop down the road. After
cooling, I drive it over there, the guy puts water in the radiator, leaves
the cap off, I tell him to stand back, start it, vroom!
engine head" he stated immediately.
"The water is going in the engine and the pistons are pushing
it back out where it came from."
I think I had a small crack that was causing the boiling sound, and
then when the water was gone, the real heat blew the engine.
The white smoke in the Arena parking lot was the small initial
amount of water I first put in after the blue smoke on the hill incident
which broke me down. That
went into the engine and immediately turned into enough steam to boost a
guy actually wants to give me $100 for the car, says he'll make more
am looking today for a new vehicle.
Just in time for the big Labor Day weekend.
I wouldn't trade my life for anybody's.
Well, maybe whoever is the latest dude banging Naomi