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  1. I know a few colorful curses to invite the Buick into the Dark Beyond.

    OK. The rod thingy is important.

    I’m recalling how Richard Pryor solved HIS auto problem. (Hint: A large-caliber weapon was involved.)

    What you need is an auto dashboard superfluous-lights genius. Yeah, that’s it. Good luck. Pray for Elves. Or is that Little People? Brownies? Pixies? You say that’s only for getting your shoes polished overnight? Jeez, Fair Folk, get into the 21st century, already!

    Good thoughts and fairy dust.
    Your friend, Jane.

  2. You’ve either almost invested enough cash in it to have totally rebuilt and refurbished it… So the 3 issues are: How’s the body, the Engine and the Tranny.

    If the Hull is Ok, and the Warp Engines have another 50,000 light years of Dilithium left in them, and the Warp Drive Manifold is GO….!

    Then fix and drive. Else… “Did I say the Buick should be towing garbage? No, I should have said it should be towed off as garbage.”

    At this point I expect Jimmy Doohan to either stand up and buy me a beer, or punch me in the Kazoo.

    Have it inspected from stem to stern. port and starboard, and get a good assessment done.

    And then, well, may the Force be with you! (William Shatner would have me executed for that!)

      • RE: Pete, you owe me a new keyboard. Or at least a new cup of coffee.

        Get in Line. Your number is about 126. I do that to people. Sorry. I might be able to afford the coffee. The KB? “It was a depreciated asset”.

        RE: And Mr. Shatner might have you executed, but Mr. Takei would be proud of you. He’s promoting peace between the Trek and Wars factions.

        Yes, but I think a lot of Shatner’s stuff is a bit out of fun to keep the battle going for PR purposes. Takei, has really come up in my estimations. He’s one helluva classy guy, despite his “bitching” and gayness. He’s done more for the gay cause than anyone, and has done so in a classy bearable way. He also spreads happiness. And peace. And we need that in the world.

        RE: Problem: FIXED! Car: DRIVEN!

        Yahoo!! One hopes the Buick will appreciate all that had been done for it, and last several more years.

        Hang in there.

        • The Karmic balance is restored: Now my laptop is fritzed out. I’ll take it to the shop, but I’m afraid I fried something by using it too heavily. It was a good laptop, but not built for use as a desktop replacement, which is how I’ve been using it. I’m on my REAL desktop computer now, tucked away in my office where I can’t be entertained distracted by the household goings-on.

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    • Not as stroppy as the one #4 Daughter was driving until recently. That one, the windows only worked if the temperature was below freezing, the turn signals didn’t work … I forget all the other charming eccentricities it had built up over the years.

      My car is working again, so maybe she has a few years left in ‘er. Like me. πŸ˜‰

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  3. We have an old 97 Pontiac. The check engine light is major, but no one could figure out why it came on a few years ago. They even took the entire dash apart. It seems to be a problem “in the computer”, or so they say. That means they have no clue. I have driven it for years now with no issues other than routine maintenance. Go figure!

    • According to my guy, that means the computer which assesses signals from the various systems is either getting a false reading or sending a false report to the dash. That’s what my lights were doing until I took it to my guy. He knows how to get into the computer and reset it. Then he fixed what was wrong in the car and looked to see if the lights came back on. They didn’t. πŸ™‚

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