The latest Rube'(TM) auto mechanic adventures
Don't think I posted these ones... well, the radiator blew up on my way to work. Car overheated and I didn't noticed because this car never does such a thing so I wasn't looking. But it overheated and (thanks God) it shutdown by itself b4 engine damage. But shortly after radiator went kaboom and lots of water vapor came out the hood.
Turns out the radiator had been repaired b4 by previous owner. Good repair imho, I had that car for 5 years already with no radiator trouble. Looks like it had crack and was sealed/repaired. When it blew up, it cracked in the same place and kinda spitted the previous sealant.
Anyways, I got a new one and replace it myself (fiance helped a lot, she changed a radiator b4).
Here's a pic in the middle of the operation:
Rube' Radiator Exploded (insert kaboom here)
And to make the car happy, I also did the oil & filter and put some refrigerant on the AC.
However, now it's making some funny noises I'm trying to track down. Seems to be the AC system (only happens with AC on, regardless of speed, even stopped). Sounds like it's breaking wing, but more like phew than a prrrrpt. Definitely *not* a waka waka puff wakka.
"Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes