March 15th, 2004


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02:19 pm - on the CAR-ma tornado...
yay, something finally goes right...

so I've had a slew of car problems lately, and they've all been more or less annoying enough that I haven't wanted to wait the 2-3 weeks it takes to get an appointment at Bruno's. Well, each time I took the Vagabond to S&S Auto, or the Chevy Dealer I'd end up with more stuff wrong. I dunno that they were breaking stuff but it was getting to me. Plus, the dealer quoted me $1680 to fix a blown water pump (plus about $300 more to fix stuff that I knew needed to be fixed for me to pass inspection), and gave me a really complex description of what they thought the problem was that I didn't buy into. Plus, I didn't really have that kind of money, and the warranty company that covers the truck had been dicking me around. So I finally I decided "fuck it" I'll just not drive it until I get a Bruno's appointment.

Fast forward to today, 3 weeks later. Bruno's has checked things out, and the pump is not bad after all (and they claim that that was a lot of money even at dealership rates for the labor of fixing it). Total quote for fixing the intake manifold (which is the actual problem) plus the stuff to pass inspection is quoted at $870. Plus, they took the liberty of calling up and arguing with my warranty company for me. The warranty will cover $640 of that. So I owe $230 and will have my truck back in maybe 2 days.

of course, according to the longstanding predicted effects of the Karma Tornado, I'll get it back, and a piece of the international space station will fall off and land on me Wednesday night, but hey... I was done living anyway...

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Comments:


From: monkey587 Date: March 15th, 2004 - 11:57 am (Link)
I need to find a place like that out here.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:09 pm (Link)
isn't that what craigslist is for?
From: monkey587 Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:23 pm (Link)
No, craig's list is for meeting desperate obese fundamentalist christian women who like to be spanked, mostly.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:35 pm (Link)
so you found one?
From: monkey587 Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:47 pm (Link)
no, but I've read the ads.

no more christians for me.
From: monkey587 Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:23 pm (Link)
But that's an excellent suggestion.
From: wooble Date: March 15th, 2004 - 01:14 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:09 pm (Link)
I thought you didn't believe in karma... only slack...
From: wooble Date: March 16th, 2004 - 10:50 am (Link)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 16th, 2004 - 12:09 pm (Link)
if you truly had slack, wouldn't you not have needed a tire? Wouldn't you have just flowed down the road without even noticing?
[User Picture]From: sui66iy Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:21 pm (Link)
Please don't set foot inside the house until after the ISS part lands on you. (Or double check your renter's insurance.)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:36 pm (Link)
well, I'm pretty sure if its a space station it doesn't count as an act of god, right?
[User Picture]From: viscous Date: March 15th, 2004 - 02:51 pm (Link)
JLB Automotive has been good to us for a few years now. They are on Buttermilk Hollow Road sort of close to Century III Mall. I don't think we've ever had a problem with them. They do stuff pretty damn well overall and don't try to gouge you for stuff you don't need.

Just in case you need a second option or whatever.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 16th, 2004 - 04:25 am (Link)
thanx... I'll keep that in mind.
 

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