Car repair update
April 14, 2008, 7:06 pm
Filed under: Challenge, Technology

I heard back from the mechanics working on the Beast, and the expenses will be high but manageable.

  • $550 — Replacing the radiator.
  • $200 — Flushing out and replacing the transmission fluid.
  • $25 — Oil change. I might as well; it’s at the shop.
  • $350 — IF NEEDED, replacing a head gasket if the engine block indeed is leaking coolant.

Yeah, it sucks, but there’s no alternative. It’s not like I can sell the car with all this stuff broken on it. Oh, also, the radiator work should fix the heating problem — but, obviously, not the busted air conditioner.

Jerry’s Auto Repair should be done with the first phase about 1 p.m. Tuesday. If the mechanics pressure-test the Suburban again and find the engine block is indeed leaking, that’s where the extra $350 come in.

I’ll keep y’all posted. I know you’re on the edge of your seats.


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