Thursday, September 27, 2007

Terry wished it on me...

The Boss Lady came home early this afternoon. She wasn't feeling great, so I abandoned her. Oh be nice, I left her in a quiet house so she could take a nap. Even hooked up The Princess with a movie before I left.

I headed down to the window tint shop to get Itty Bitty, AKA The Rolling Solarium all dressed up. Tinted windows are the only way to cruise in Texas, where summer can run for 8 or 10 months a year, but not always consecutively. The shop got the windows done pretty quickly, so I stopped by the old office for a few minutes on the way home. Maybe that is where the bad stuff happened. I gotta remember to stay away from there...

Anyways, on the way over to the old workplace, the car's AC did not seem to be keeping up. But it was almost 100 this afternoon, so I did not think too much about it. And as soon as I headed home, the engine temperature shot way up. By the time I got home I was starting to overheat, since I couldn't run the AC or roll down the windows, thanks to the newly tinted windows that need 3 days to dry out before being rolled down. The car was also starting to overheat.

I checked all of the obvious stuff and topped off the anti-freeze once the engine cooled down. On a quick test drive around the neighborhood, Itty Bitty started to over heat in just a couple of miles.

In the morning the VW is headed to the shop. Here's hoping it is something simple. But I'd settle for cheap. And please god, don't let them roll the freaking windows down and ruin the new tint job.

5 comments:

Darren said...

I've had a few VW's too and still have one. Things have rarely gone wrong, but when they do...it's never cheap.

MyBestInvest said...

Have them check the 7th fetzer valve.

And if you have to wait while someone works on it, take a cup of coffee with you. Every service place made one pot of coffee in their waiting area in 1996 and it's still there.

That's the full extent of my car knowledge.

Terry said...

And how is this my fault?? Yeah, stay away from the old work place, and keep the blame where it belongs!!!!!

Mike said...

You are probably right, Terry. I just thought maybe you had a thing for overheating things from Texas.

Like that one guy, that one time...

Terry said...

Let me clarify .... I do not have a thing for overheating things from Texas... But they might have a thing for me....