Car hassles

Oh the joys of cars. Mine is playing up. Steam coming out of the bonnet last night. With some assistance I determined the radiator was empty. Which is definitely not a good thing. The car is booked in for a scheduled service on Monday anyway. So would it last the weekend?

After filling the radiator with emergency DHMO
last night, I checked it again this morning – still full. But on my first shortish drive of the day, it emptied itself and steam started coming out of the bonnet again!

Took a quick look and noticed one of the hosepipes off the engine had come loose. And it had spewed bright green coolant all over the underside of the bonnet. Put the hosepipe back on, refilled the radiator and I drove straight to the repair place. I’d called ahead – they had said they couldn’t do the service today, but that they’d take a look.

On the way there, a bit more steam, but when I got there the guy looked, tightened the hose pipe, checked there was still water in the radiator, and proclaimed it Okay To Drive until Monday! So, FYU463 lives to see another day!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.