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My car had been slowly losing coolant over the last several weeks. I thought I had a bad hose and figured I'd get it when the weather broke. Then it took 2 gallons of coolant to get to work [23 miles] Thursday. Water pump went bad and I guess the first clue was standing on the side of the road and seeing the passenger side wheel and splash guard completely covered in anti freeze.

Since I was working I had the kid in the garage next door have a go and he did brilliantly. I paid him 35.00 an hour for two hours work and i got to drive instead of wrench. i could get used to this.

Last year it overheated due to a blown top hose and I had to do the head gasket out back of where I work. While tools were available, it was a PITA nonetheless.

I've owned the car for 13 years and since I have no car payments I have repair bills instead. The good thing is most of it is new and should be good for some time.

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48 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Wife and I made our airline reservations for our trip next month to go spend a week with my daughter in Chicago. Hopefully the weather won't be too bad but I do know it is possible that it won't be great.

Maybe it will be Ray, hope you have a great time..

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1 hour ago, cobraman said:

Wife and I made our airline reservations for our trip next month to go spend a week with my daughter in Chicago. Hopefully the weather won't be too bad but I do know it is possible that it won't be great.

Just bring some sunshine with you Ray and enjoy your visit regardless of the weather. I just tolerate the winters here, and hope for spring soon so I can enjoy some car shows and cruise nights.

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Many of my formative years were spent in the 'burbs of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Willimett, and Barrington. The weather in the winter especially can best be described as Brutal.  That is why I'm FROM there. As soon as I was old enough to control where I wanted to live I moved to California

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On 2/13/2018 at 5:50 PM, High octane said:

Going to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show today with some of my car buddies. Lots to see and do, took some photos, liked the Rolls Royce for 1/2 Mil, and stopped for lunch on the way home. A good time.

What did you think of the show?   I ended up spending about 6 hours there and walking about 9.7 miles and over 15500 steps!

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1 hour ago, Joe Handley said:

What did you think of the show?   I ended up spending about 6 hours there and walking about 9.7 miles and over 15500 steps!

I didn't check the time we spent there, but I would guess 2 1/2  hours and the show was good. Not as many two legged models showing off the cars as in previous years and it seems like the show doesn't have the "wow factor" that was evident in the past either. The Auto Show is something us "car guys" do in the winter months as a week 1/2 earlier we visited the Volo Auto Museum.

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On 2/14/2018 at 10:34 AM, espo said:

Many of my formative years were spent in the 'burbs of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Willimett, and Barrington. The weather in the winter especially can best be described as Brutal.  That is why I'm FROM there. As soon as I was old enough to control where I wanted to live I moved to California

Wow, from the frying pan and all that.....

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After several years of a traveling job and being away from home 5 days a week, I start a new career Monday.

Commercial Construction Super with 84 Lumber. I may still need to travel some but thank the LORD not often!

There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home... 

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The Lord saved my daughter. She was travelling East on slippery roads with poor visibility. A snowplow was coming West creating its own blizzard. A transport was following the snow plow and moved over to see. My daughter was there. Another truck was following her. When he saw her taillights come on he stood on the brakes and pulled to the right. The snow plow pulled to his right when he saw the transport behind him who swerved to get back in his lane and started sliding sideways. The whole thing came to a stop in a huddle without anyone hitting anything with my daughter in her Wrangler in the middle of the huddle. Both truckers got out, asked her if she was OK and escorted her to the next town, one in front, one behind.

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5 hours ago, landman said:

The Lord saved my daughter. She was travelling East on slippery roads with poor visibility. A snowplow was coming West creating its own blizzard. A transport was following the snow plow and moved over to see. My daughter was there. Another truck was following her. When he saw her taillights come on he stood on the brakes and pulled to the right. The snow plow pulled to his right when he saw the transport behind him who swerved to get back in his lane and started sliding sideways. The whole thing came to a stop in a huddle without anyone hitting anything with my daughter in her Wrangler in the middle of the huddle. Both truckers got out, asked her if she was OK and escorted her to the next town, one in front, one behind.

That would please me also, and your daughter is a very lucky person and should know that someone was watching over her. I'm not talkin' about the truckers either.

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Busy weekend, capped off by a rock n roll show!

Went and saw Anthrax last night. This is the band that made me want to start playing guitar 30 years ago. I've seen them a dozen times or so over the years, and they never fail to impress me.

I also realized my next phone needs a better camera.

 

 

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Hi Nick,  the carb was from a young motor that was sitting for several years.  I rebuilt this motor (performance parts and more cubes) and placed it in a good vehicle, using the original induction for ease.  Everything worked out fine.  Meantime, the electric choke went south, and the old carb parts are rare.  So, I looked at the carb that was in the basket.   Dry as a bone, slight residue, and even some junky stuff in the jets.  Diesel juice works, as well as brake cleaner.  Cleans well, and I don't have to worry that slides are too clean that they can't move anymore.  Washes away with when the good stuff goes through.

Outside is freezing temps, in a couple of days it'll get well below zero.  The big cold is coming.  I choose to stay warm for a while.  The successful breakdown and renewal made me happy.

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Well, checked my bank account this morning to find that my tax refund was deposited this morning so when I got home, I logged into my Ally car payment account and paid off the car since I only had 2 payments left. So once the payment comes off the pending status and that title shows up in the mail, that 200 is all mine!

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On 2/21/2018 at 8:27 PM, Joe Handley said:

Well, checked my bank account this morning to find that my tax refund was deposited this morning so when I got home, I logged into my Ally car payment account and paid off the car since I only had 2 payments left. So once the payment comes off the pending status and that title shows up in the mail, that 200 is all mine!

Congrats. 

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