persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

AUTOMOBILE HELL: a series of stories 

   I own a 2003 Honda Civic. It drives and handles well. But It overheats. I can drive it some 30 miles to work, but need to refill the radiator because on a damaged overflow container.  I can tell the radator is in fine shape, because when I untwist the cap, there is a slight vacuum kiss.  The overflow tank is missing its cap. This was not noticed until after winter passed. Currently, if it overheats, I must turn on the heater and let it blow until the needle on the thermostat lowers. This is the reason it was not noticed until spring.  Now, until the part arrives, I must drive in dry heat in the middle of the summer when the thermomator outside the car reads 95 degrees. 


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