The Beast is back
April 15, 2008, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Challenge, Technology

A surprising development in the saga of my Suburban: The shop finished work on it early and found the engine block is not leaking.

So, I have my car back and in good condition again. The mechanics said nothing else is seriously wrong with it — just the stuff I know about, the A/C and the parking brake.

In all, replacing the radiator, flushing the transmission fluid and changing the oil came to $751. No small change, but not as bad as I foresaw. I put it on my Alaska Airlines Visa. Some good miles.


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