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Old 06-16-2008, 06:40 PM   #11
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YEEHAW! The truck is finally fixed and I'll be on my way home within an hour or so.

Of course they tried to screw me earlier. Said they got an alternator in but it wasn't big enough for my Excursion and that they couldn't find one locally and would have to overnight it and it wouldn't be done until tomorrow. So I get off the phone with them, get out the yellowpages and call Auto Zone. They have one - imagine that. I think they're in cahoots with the hotel or something, trying to get me to stay another night.

Bastages.

At least I'll be home in time to sleep in my own bed.


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Old 06-16-2008, 06:45 PM   #12
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YEEHAW! The truck is finally fixed and I'll be on my way home within an hour or so.

Of course they tried to screw me earlier. Said they got an alternator in but it wasn't big enough for my Excursion and that they couldn't find one locally and would have to overnight it and it wouldn't be done until tomorrow. So I get off the phone with them, get out the yellowpages and call Auto Zone. They have one - imagine that. I think they're in cahoots with the hotel or something, trying to get me to stay another night.

Bastages.

At least I'll be home in time to sleep in my own bed.
A mechanic trying to rip someone off. Get real that never happens.

Good luck Im glad to see your doing better.


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Old 06-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear about your many mishaps, we've all been there at one time or another. The way I look at is, once it's all over, it makes a fantastic story
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:06 PM   #14
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Finally home and I can laugh about it now, but I was not a very happy camper for a couple of days.

What's done its done, these things happen. Now I'm pumped up for NHC!
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well, put it this way... the next trip you make you know your alternator is good
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I was about 14 when my family of 5 took a trip from NJ to Williamsburg, VA. We were on our way back on a Sunday evening and I was bugging my mother to stop at a roadside fireworks stand before we got out of VA. My father was also doing the same for cheap cigarettes. We were doing about 60MPH when I spotted a sign, "last place to buy fireworks!" so I freaked out. After setting off a chain reaction freakout in the car, my mother pulled the wheel hard to make the first driveway into the place. It was gravel the the car was not going to have it. We jumped a curb and went over a concrete slab that once had a large sign pole bolted in. The pole was gone but the 3/4" studs were still sticking up and one of them tore a slot down the entire transmission pan bleeding it out all over the parking lot. Woah! Yeehaw.

We had plenty of hand tools in the car so our best bet was to call around to see if anyone had a replacement pan. Yeah right, on a Sunday night? Believe it or not we caught a trans repair shop where the guy lived right next door to the place and he answered and even had a rebuilt trans that matched. We paid him $300 to remove and deliver the pan (and a tube of silicone gasket maker) 5 miles away. It took 2 hours to replace and I never did get my fireworks :-(


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