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another chapter in owning a zook
This seems to be a trend for me, maybe I am cursed. Last wed. on my way back home from work( 1:00am ) my GM alternator decided to crap out on me. Since I didn't know what year or vehicle My alternator is out of I had to have it rebuilt. It tokk them all weekend to rebuild it because they didn't have the right faceplate( mine cracked and the caused the failure.)
Today( wed.) at 1:00am on my way home from work the zook dies again. It is getting cold here in wash. so I turned on the heat, After awhile I began to smell antifreeze. I didn't pay much attention to it since my heater core is a junkyard replacement. The smell kept getting stronger, so I turned off the heater and opened the window. The smell never went away. At this point I noticed the temp gauge was running close to the big H. I lokked out the rear window and there was a big white cloud following me. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
I drove to the nearest exit and pulled over under a street light. Imediately after I stopped the entire area became engulfed in white cloud, so I grabed the fire extingusher and poped the hood.
Now I have to tear the head off and see if it damaged the head or the block, and if not replace the stupid gasket.
Why do these things always happen when you are trying to save money? I have been trying to save money so I can do the 16V conversion, and these problems are not helping! I just had to post this because I am finding it very amusing.