4WD with no radiator stuck in intersection. Question?????

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:21
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I saw a funny thing the other day in Melbourne. A 3 year old (approx) Patrol was stopped in the middle of an intersection in Hampton with the engine revving is mammaries off. A womans head was sticking out of the window yelling to passers by for help. She just kept revving the engine trying to get some drive. Nothing was happening. Eventually a huge amount of smoke came out from the froint of the car and the engine schreeched to a hault (probably seized). I went over to see what was happening and the woman was calling her husband on the phone and yelling at him. On the ground was a small puddle of oil, water and what looked like transmission oil. All in a bit of a multi couloured mess. She popped the hood and their in the middle of all the smoke and stench was a hole where the radiator used to be. After she put down the phone she explained to the passers by that her husband had removed the radiator and taken it in to get a small leak fixed. He had told her not to use the car for a couple of days and she figured that the car would be fine to drive down to the shops for a quick bit of shopping. I reckon that the moter was seized and she probably blew up the Auto as well.

My question is What do you think the couple spoke about at dinner that night?????????????
Andy
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Reply By: johnsy - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:32

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:32
divioce and who had $17 k for new motor
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:51

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:51
Makes the suggestion another poster made today in regard to doing your own oil changes where he suggested putting the keys somewhere safe just that much more important...when I read it I thought "Nah...no one would be THAT stupid"...just shows to go ya eh! :-)
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Follow Up By: GOB vic - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:56

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:56
my apologies to all the girls (young & my age ) but i have to ask was she a blonde driving the 4b89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 18:20

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 18:20
Don't say anything, just try not to smile tooo much. You know somehow it is still going to be his fault.
A not dissimilar story - I'm driving down the F/W from up north listening to the radio, one of those buy-swap-sell programs, a woman is after a workshop manual for a car she had bought cheaply (about$200. ) from a friend, and was annoyed with the friend because the car was not running very well. A bloke down the road from her house said he would try to fix it if she could get a workshop manual. When the radio announcer (who was intrigued with her efforts) asked what was wrong with the vehicle she said the motor made a lot of noise. He asked if she had checked the oil in it. Her reply was "That is not going to be the problem because there is plenty of oil, I know because the oil light on the dashboard is always on"
I don't know about the colour of her hair - it was radio. The announcer was very polite to her. Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: GOB vic - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:19

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:19
this may be the reason they marry us not to have family etc but to look after the car for them i watched 1 episode of worst aussie drivers couple of blokes were real dills but some of the females ??????? wouldnt pull over even when they blue all the lights on the car kept on driving in the pitch black just makes you wonder are we safe even in the bush
steve89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:17

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:17
the husband who loves his wife with all his heart just sat down and tried to explain to her.
1 please go get me a piece of paper love and a pen.
2 could you please find me a dictionary dear.
3 honny could you please write down the following words sweety.
DONT DRIVE THE CAR.
4 look them up in the dictionary and explain what they mean please darl.
5 then he went on with some rubish about HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THE KIDS TO SCHOOL NOW???? we swore we would never use the falcon again.

but really what coould you say
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
spose he could take the credit cards of her for a while.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:42

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:42
What an idiot !

Some people have no idea.
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 21:18

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 21:18
I had a couple of locals do a bit of off road the other day on the powerlines track(WA) they found a bit of water and decided to give it a go ,as they knew all about setting up a bow wave they hit the water full blast the bow wave went up the bonett ,up the windscreen and up the roof ,then the water ran down into the bonnet vents and into the air ducts they were quite supprised when the water flooded onto their laps out the interior air vents ,this was very muddy water ,oh well they sure got that off road get down in the mud feelingBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Member - Martyn (WA) - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 21:50

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 21:50
That was a lovely meal dear, by the way where's the car? I've had the radiator fixed cost 250 bucks nearly bought a new one, I must remember to use distilled water oh and the gearbox oil was looking a bit off last time I looked, your not saying much dear, is that a tear I see in your eye? What's wrong dear you seem upset about something? Are you ready for desert dear? Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: chopper - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 06:39

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 06:39
I am flabbergasted, that is truly amazing!!!!
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Reply By: Rusty - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 09:24

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 09:24
I guess it would have gone something like this perhaps........

I know you told me not to drive it but that was ages ago. How long does it take you to fix the bloody thing. You never do anything when I ask you. I wasn't going that far surely they make cars better than that these days. Well you would think so wouldn't you.. I mean all those computers and things. I was only going to the shops to get your dinner for tonight..... By the way the motor was reving really fast you better have a look at that too. If you think you can....

hahahahahahah

Regards
Rusty

PS

I'm not married anymore cause I got sick of conversations like that. Best thing I ever did
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 10:24

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 10:24
Hey guys, what can I tell you? I've got some really surprising news.

My lady is a really good driver and an excellent navigator. Apart from a small carpark ding (not really her fault), she's never damaged any of our cars. She is always aware of, and sometimes performs, the basic checks required before a trip, or reminds me to. She may not know how to change the oil or replace a spring (yet), but she knows when its its required.

AND, she tolerates/supports my mechanical whims.

BTW, I know some blokes who'd remove the radiator, toss it in the boot and then think they could drive the car up to the garage to deliver the radiator fo repairs. And, they ain't blonde!Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:31

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:31
Rohan I have seen you use the above abreviation BTW a few times.
I've racked my brains and I know it's going to be quite simple - But what does it stand for ????????Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:43

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:43
Cocka, BTW = By the wayLife just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:18

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:18
Guys,

As one of the few regular female posters on this forum I feel obliged to stick up for my fellow sisters. For my first car, my dad insisted I got an oldy but a goody (all I could afford anyway). He reckoned this way I'd learn a bit about maintenance and maybe some basic repairs. And he was right! For many years on this and later vehicles I did all my own servicing, replaced a water pump and wheel bearings. Later I helped my husband strip and rebuild a diesel engine, clutch, gearbox, suspension and exhaust systems on our old BJ40. Any electrical work that needs to be done I do. To date I've fitted several stereo systems including amps and equalisers, CB's, spotties, overide switches, trailer plugs, aux 12V outlets and so on.

And while we're telling stories, try this one...Good freinds of ours, lovely people. He's a deisel fitter and fuel injection specialist by trade and drives a company car. She drives the family car, a deisel 4WD which for months was using water because of a blown head gasket. He's gunna get to it...eventually. In the meantime she keeps driving it. Inevitably we get a call one night about 11pm cause the cars seized about 100k's from home and can my hubby give him a hand to go and bring it home. Long story short motor was totally cooked, new head needed and everything. Big $$$. And of course according to him its her fault cause she didn't check the water level often enough. We gently reminded him that 1) he's the mechanic and had ample opportunity to fix it and 2) all those months he was complaining cause his wife wasn't checking the water...his line was she drives it, her responsibility. He was well aware that she wasn't checking often enough (meaning everday) but he wasn't going to either so checkmate. Thousands of $ and 2 years later, it still her fault....apparently!

:o) Melissa

Petrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:47

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:47
Ah Melissa, if only cloning was legal ...Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:22

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:22
Rohan,

Cloning??? I think you just frightened 10 years off my hubby, LOL.

:o)))))) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Martyn (WA) - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:54

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:54
Good on ya, the only problem being if the car your driving does have a problem you don't have any excuses, I'm sure it won't though. Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:17

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:17
Melissa,

WOW!!! Do you give lessons to other wives?
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:37

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:37
Good on ya Melissa ! were /are you a Tomboy because if not you sure listened to Dad.

Blokes always marry a Tomboy as they are pretty much on the same wave length as you .and Ive been pulling in the double harness for 18 short years now.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:56

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:56
Johnsy,

Yep, I was a shocking tomboy...no way I was gunna let my twin brother "best" me :-). Apart from that, I come from a long line of independent, determined women. In my family (and here I mean extended family) you do something because you can or want to. Being male or female does not come into it! Mind you, I luv being a women.

By the way, these days hubby does most of the car stuff. I'd rather dig in the garden or something but he doesn't hesitate to ask me to give him a hand if needed. He taught me to weld awhile back but too! His suggestion, not mine but it doesn't hurt to know how.

My favourite hobby is woodworking. Luv wood!!! Furniture making and restoration. Been woodworking since I was a kid. I remember undertaking my first project when I was 6 or 7 so I guess it was in the blood. In another family I might have been discouraged...

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Rusty - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 15:43

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 15:43
How many women in the world now, and we finally got one right. It's gunna take us a long time to perfect it it at this rate. I guess we will just have to keep trying.....lol

Regards
Rusty

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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 11:25

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 11:25
Got any sisters ?

Just kidding - happily married (to a non-mechanically inclined though)In here - thinking of out there !!!
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 19:40

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 19:40
Ahh, but Melissa, can you change a tyre?????? ;-))))
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:24

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:24
Gee Melissa, you almost had me. I'm thinking your perfect in every way, but you failed my final test. You didn't say you could scale and clean fish.
Ah well, I guess I'll just have to keep looking.

Reminds me of that old story of a bloke looking for a wife and he places an add in the local paper stating his requirements, amongst other things that she must be able to scale and clean fish and have a fishing boat. End of add reads "Please send photo of boat and motor" . Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 17:45

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 17:45
Cocka,

You don't grow up in the Whitsunday's without learning how to scale and clean fish...though personally I prefer to just take a nice fillet off each side, LOL.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:57

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:57
Cocka,

Why do you have to clean fish? The spend their whole day swimming about in water, which is the same medium we humans choose to assist in cleaning. I put my hands in water for ten minutes and they are as clean as they ever will be - Fish live in the stuff, they should be cleaner than clean.

Hmmm clean fish......., next thing you'll be telling me is that you have to change babies, I reckon you should just stick with the one you give birth to!

All the bestSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 19:47

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 19:47
Next time you go swimming just remember the procreation and digestive needs of the fish that reside in the water that you are swimming in, and what that water contains..... ;-))
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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 19:59

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 19:59
Love fish and fishing,water only good for washing ,NEVER drinking.,, after all fish ---- in it,
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 22:40

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 22:40
'Deisel fitter' reminds me of a very old joke.
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