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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    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

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    Your girlfriend has changed a radiator before?Better let her take over Rubens Car Talk(TM) and you stay inside and cook pastelles and mop floors.Did she brings some good automotive tools into the relationship?

    Try and use the refrigerent with some stop leak in it.Valve stems tight in both high and low ends?
    The compressor will make that fart noise when low on refrigerent.

    Did you put a new thermostat in when you changed the radiator?If no.............?

    Never head of a radiator to "blow up"? Are you over-dramatising for our benefit?
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    Did you leave the Haynes Hyundai Accent repair manual at the last house you bailed out of?
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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    yeah I changed the thermothingie (GF told me to do it)



    and here's is a close up of the crack (again, I know I'm gonna be quoted for that one)

    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Three cracks Rube should never try to fix.
    crack of dawn
    crack of your ass
    crack in a radiator
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    Now that that's fixed you can get back to "tassel twirling for tips" from the guys at the Pink Flamingo Club in Miami.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    (fiance helped a lot, she changed a radiator b4).
    Can she change out a toilet too? Careful how you answer that. If you say yes I might head down there and steal her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Can she change out a toilet too? Careful how you answer that. If you say yes I might head down there and steal her.
    Trust me,the Rubenator has another on standby in case this one defaults.
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    I hear eggs work. Scrambled are better than fried.
    My Bikes: 2009 Breezer Uptown EX | 1980 Miyata Six Ten | 1970 Hercules Three-Two-Speed
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    When charging your A/C system it's important to purge the charging hose before completing the connection. Non condensable gases cause the head pressure to run higher than normal and reduce the efficiency of the system and, given too much, will cause the clutch to disengage on high pressure cutout.
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