Is there a mechanic in the house?
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12-01-2015, 10:31 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
The thermostat is the first thing they check and since it's only about 30 minutes labor they were hoping you would be naive and fall for the cracked block story. A cracked block would result in oil leaking 9 out of 10 times. As soon as you wee describing your plight I knew it was a thermostat. A blown head gasket would create white steam or smoke, too. I had it happen in a Toyota pickup once. If this guy is positive if his method then have him show you the crack as it would be obvious.

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13-01-2015, 07:32 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
It's running like a champ. Oil is beautiful. I haven't noticed any loss of power. No smoke. I found no evidence of a loss of compression (though I have no real way of measuring that either). As soon as I noticed the temp gauge go up I pulled over and let the bastard cool off. It is possible it ran hot for about 5 minutes before I noticed based on the distance I drove and the rate at which it was getting hot, so damage is possible, but I wouldn't have suspected it. I think I wasn't clear in my first post. I already replaced the thermostat (which 'fixed' it) and my clutch fan as well. I'm just wondering how likely that the mechanic was also correct. I can find no evidence to support his claim, but that doesn't necessarily mean he is wrong/dishonest. I'm sure he does know more than myself, but I'm always suspicious of people who want my money, doubly so when I know at the very least he was 2/3 wrong. I would really like to take it to a professional mechanic who has the correct tools to test it properly, but If I say "Can you check for something that will provide you with a paycheck?" More often than not, they will find it whether it is there or not. Guess I'll just run it 'till something freezes, explodes, or putters into oblivion.

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13-01-2015, 07:37 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
You would need to overheat it to extreme to cause significant damage. If you had a cylinder that was getting coolant in it it would be missing at least sometimes.
I think you fixed it with the stat and clutch.
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13-01-2015, 10:18 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
I sure hope so. Thanks for the knowledge share and opinion all, especially pablo.

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13-01-2015, 10:56 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
step 1: Sell truck
step 2: Buy motorbike
step 3: ???
step 4: profit, problem solved.

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13-01-2015, 11:31 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
(13-01-2015 10:56 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  step 1: Sell truck
step 2: Buy motorbike
step 3: ???
step 4: profit, problem solved.

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Which would be great unless you live somewhere it snows, then you're out of a vehicle.

Or when it rains.

Or when you need to move stuff.

Or get groceries.

etc...


I'd love to live within walking distance of a decent mass transit system that I could use to get to work and the necessities, I'd ditch the car and just keep my bike.

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13-01-2015, 11:54 PM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
(13-01-2015 10:56 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  step 1: Sell truck
step 2: Buy motorbike
step 3: ???
step 4: profit, problem solved.

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You can't strap a baby car seat on a motorbike.

Well you can....it's kinda illegal and stupid.


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14-01-2015, 12:00 AM (This post was last modified: 14-01-2015 01:24 AM by EvolutionKills.)
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
(13-01-2015 11:54 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(13-01-2015 10:56 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  step 1: Sell truck
step 2: Buy motorbike
step 3: ???
step 4: profit, problem solved.

You're welcome. Drinking Beverage

You can't strap a baby car seat on a motorbike.

Well you can....it's kinda illegal and stupid.

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For the record, that is two adults, four kids, a dog and a puppy. Total wheel count? 2.

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14-01-2015, 04:53 AM
RE: Is there a mechanic in the house?
(13-01-2015 11:31 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(13-01-2015 10:56 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  step 1: Sell truck
step 2: Buy motorbike
step 3: ???
step 4: profit, problem solved.

You're welcome. Drinking Beverage

Which would be great unless you live somewhere it snows, then you're out of a vehicle.

Or when it rains.

Or when you need to move stuff.

Or get groceries.

etc...


I'd love to live within walking distance of a decent mass transit system that I could use to get to work and the necessities, I'd ditch the car and just keep my bike.

I'll have you know that two of those four things are completely doable on a bike.

Quote:You can't strap a baby car seat on a motorbike.

It's too easy, I'm not even gonna go there.

Quote:For the record, that is two adults, four kids, a dog and a puppy. Total wheel count? 2.

Nevermind, looks like EK went there for me.

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