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das verdammnt auto ist kaput
Or something like that. You know... I install loud horns,
nice stereo, euro lights, and how does my car repay me?
Over the weekend my car started running rough (misfiring).
I checked for obvious things but nothing showed up. I did
notice I was low on coolant and oil, so I added those.
Then, yesterday, the car was still rough but started smoking.
A LOT!!! Like in a James Bond movie, so much damn smoke I stopped
traffic in both directions. I drove it up to the mechanic
to leave it for the week, and got a flash of the oil pressure light.
So I stopped, added all the oil I had in the car (I figured with
all that smoke, it had to be low!) and noticed...weird... no lights,
no horn, no wipers but I had dash lights and parking lights and
the car was still running. Then the fan kicked on and suddenly my
lights came back. When I got to the mechanic's and parked, it
did it again, this time I heard a relay under the dash click on
and the lights returned. She's possessed.
I'm fearing the worst here. I poked around that engine for an hour
and while I saw signs of some oil leakage, that doesn't explain the
misfiring and smoke. Though rare, I could have blown a head gasket
or something. Oh, the engine was tapping too (maybe because oil was
low). Anyway... I'll keep ya posted. I *have* been wanting to
throw in a TQ engine you know...
See, the Audi gods even frown on the listmeister from time to time.
| Dan |
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