Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > When it Rains it Pours - Car Trouble
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
RDWHAHB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Denver
Posts: 834
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default When it Rains it Pours - Car Trouble

Both our cars are 11-12 years old, so no big complaints. But these things are needing repairs all the friggen time.

About a month ago my wifes keyless entry module break. So I pull it out and fix it. Then my truck throws a check engine. I read the code, track it down to a flow sensor for the EGR, and replace. Then my wife car has a check engine. A couple nights of diagnostic and I track down that a vent solenoid wires are pulled off....go to the junk yard, get a new harness, and solder it on. All is good. Then a couple nights ago her headlight went out. Replace those. Now today I drive home and my voltage tanks above 3k RPM; I just spent the last hour replacing the alternator.

Hopefully they keep going for a week or so.

__________________
RDWHAHB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
Sea
Green Flash IPA on tap
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sea's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,477
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Yeah, I know not everyone can afford it, but if you buy the right car new, it's actually cheaper to buy a new car than own an old one that constantly needs repairs.

Good luck, I've got 2 vehicles that are over thirty years old myself.

__________________
I plan on living forever. So far, so good! - unknown.


Corrupt Brewers
Sea is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 12:29 AM   #3
boomermjc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Armada, Michigan
Posts: 25
Default

Sounds like you are pretty handy on the fixes. That's a plus, saving some dough.

__________________

Primary 1-4 Edworts Apfelwein
Primary 5 NB's Bourbon Barrel Porter
on deck- Delerium Tremens clone.

boomermjc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 12:45 AM   #4
strat_thru_marshall
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,679
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boomermjc View Post
Sounds like you are pretty handy on the fixes. That's a plus, saving some dough.
yeah, look at the bright side. someone like me would be forking over fist-fulls of cash to get those things fixed. a mechanic somewhere would be making some serious dough.
__________________
strat_thru_marshall is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 12:59 AM   #5
RDWHAHB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Denver
Posts: 834
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sea View Post
Yeah, I know not everyone can afford it, but if you buy the right car new, it's actually cheaper to buy a new car than own an old one that constantly needs repairs.

Good luck, I've got 2 vehicles that are over thirty years old myself.
They've been rock solid for a long time. I've actually got a huge spreadsheet that I made comparing current cost, new car, and used car. estimated repairs, depreciation, interest, insurance, way too much info. In the end we are sticking with these unless they have a lot more problems. In the mean time we've been saving for a new car. Hopefully we can go a couple more years and pay cash.
__________________
RDWHAHB is offline
Fletch78 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 01:01 AM   #6
RDWHAHB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Denver
Posts: 834
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Very true on saving money DIY...I have only spent about $250 for all these problems. And $170 of that was tonight on the alternator. I just want a few weeks off though....

__________________
RDWHAHB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 05:00 PM   #7
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 165 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

All minor stuff so far, hang in there. I'm so tired of car payments. My wife drives a 2000 Chevy Malibu with 209,000 so far 1 intake gasket and a water pump. I drive a 2005 GMC Sierra with 280,000, so far nothing but tires and oil. I'm gonna rid them till they drop. That extra $460 a month buys a lotta nice brewing stuff.

__________________
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #8
TxBrew
Der Administrator
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TxBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Posts: 8,650
Liked 1709 Times on 566 Posts
Likes Given: 853

Default

Sounds like my Jeep. I drive it and by the time it's home there is a new problem.

__________________
Love HBT? Follow this link.

My Instagram
TxBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2010, 04:31 AM   #9
TomRep
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fleetwood, PA
Posts: 1,001
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by strat_thru_marshall View Post
yeah, look at the bright side. someone like me would be forking over fist-fulls of cash to get those things fixed. a mechanic somewhere would be making some serious dough.
I wish I were that mechanic! Instead I get paid on the low end of the scale and my shop owner makes the serious dough. Taking a guess here RDWHAHB, you drive a Ford pickup and she drives a GM...maybe a Grand Am/Prix?
Tom
__________________
TomRep is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2010, 11:56 AM   #10
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 23,548
Liked 2136 Times on 1529 Posts
Likes Given: 1172

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TxBrew View Post
Sounds like my Jeep. I drive it and by the time it's home there is a new problem.
Are you sure it's not WHERE you're driving it that causes the problem??

My 99 Cherokee has been pretty solid so far. My friend's 96 has over 300,000 on it and it's still going (but looking pretty tired). He gave it to his parents a couple of years ago when it reached 300,000.
__________________
Homercidal is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When it rains it poors snccoulter General Chit Chat 8 10-27-2010 07:52 PM
My dog is getting me in trouble jmendez29 General Chit Chat 49 08-30-2010 09:57 PM
car stereo trouble mattmcl General Chit Chat 11 02-15-2010 09:34 PM
Car trouble, not sure how to proceed cubbies General Chit Chat 19 07-20-2009 08:30 PM
Triple Trouble Cheesefood General Chit Chat 8 09-15-2006 02:33 AM