Ben Mabbott (themabbi) wrote,
Ben Mabbott
themabbi

Last weekend I went to Fry's to buy a DVD they had in their ad, and like the last two times I'd tried to do that, it was sold out. But that's just the lead in...on the way there, I noticed my temp gauge was getting pretty high. Checked my coolant, and it was pretty low, so I topped it off and all was well. On the way home I was almost run off the road by a crazy tow truck driver, but that's just an aside. Checked it again yesterday, and it had gone down some. Not a lot, but enough that I know there's a leak somewhere. So I took it in this morning, and...it's the water pump. Not what I was hoping for, but I suppose it could have been worse. The part isn't bad, but the labor is gonna be spendy, probably close to $400 when all is said and done.

All in all, it's not been too bad. It's an 18 year old car, I knew when I bought it I'd need to have parts replaced sooner or later. Unfortunately it's just happened in a short span of time. In the year since I bought it, it's needed a new alternator, distributor, and now water pump. Still I got it for a song, so after all that repair, my total cost is still right around what blue book would have been. Plus, bad things are supposed to happen in threes, so I should be good for a while.
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