From: Noddy on

"Doug Jewell" <ask(a)and.maybe.ill.tell.you> wrote in message
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> Quizzing her later, she mentioned that she saw the battery light come on
> at the bottom of the hill, but since the car was still going she thought
> it didn't matter. I'd hazard a guess the temp gauge went off the scale too
> but didn't get noticed. *swearing under breath*

Get a cricket stump and beat 7 different coloured varieties of snot out of
the wife. It won't fix the car but it'll make you feel better :)

--
Regards,
Noddy.


From: Jason James on

" Scotty" <scoter1(a)warmmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Damn, that rings very loud bells for me. Except that my missus got teh V6
> on the 626 that hot that
> it melted all the plug lead caps, cam covers, cam gasket rubbers, shrouds
> etc etc. Cost $3k to fit a
> new engine.

My FIL did that to an HZ Holden. He being a man, should have known better.

Jason
> Good luck with it all.
>
>
>


From: Jason James on

"Doug Jewell" <ask(a)and.maybe.ill.tell.you> wrote in message
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> Yesterday I got a call at work from the missus about the VS commodore.

[. . .]

Not wishing to be the devil's advocate,...buuut, didnt you hear the race
getting all noisy? They dont just suddenly fly apart without plenty of noise
first?

Jason


From: D Walford on
On 8/05/2010 9:21 PM, Doug Jewell wrote:

> Quizzing her later, she mentioned that she saw the battery light come on
> at the bottom of the hill, but since the car was still going she thought
> it didn't matter. I'd hazard a guess the temp gauge went off the scale
> too but didn't get noticed. *swearing under breath*
>
>
To add to that it was very likely making a lot noise a long time before
it failed completely which was also ignored.
Hope she enjoys walking.


Daryl
From: OzOne on
On Sun, 09 May 2010 09:35:02 +1000, D Walford
<dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote:

>On 8/05/2010 9:21 PM, Doug Jewell wrote:
>
>> Quizzing her later, she mentioned that she saw the battery light come on
>> at the bottom of the hill, but since the car was still going she thought
>> it didn't matter. I'd hazard a guess the temp gauge went off the scale
>> too but didn't get noticed. *swearing under breath*
>>
>>
>To add to that it was very likely making a lot noise a long time before
>it failed completely which was also ignored.
>Hope she enjoys walking.
>
>
>Daryl

My wife is very mechanically savvy (she says).

Years ago when she was driving one of my Lancias, she was astute
enough to realise that the engine was getting hot.
Of course supercharged cars tend to do that on very hot days with the
air con running flat out.
Got home, popped the bonnet and opened the big black cap to check the
water.
Finding none, she ran out the hose and topped it up.
NRMA was called when the "stupid car"travelled only 100 metres before
stalling.

Fortunately no damage was done and a dozen drain, flush and a few oil
changes later.




OzOne of the three twins

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