Stupid Car…Just Go!

November 6, 2011

The title is pretty self explanatory, I posted about selling my Celica around May, and guess what, IT’S STILL HERE!! Sat in the driveway looking sorry for itself, that’s what it does best these days.

Just to add to it’s misery it’s been crying lately. And by crying I mean losing power steering fluid, so none of the crying that deserves a bit of sympathy. The type of crying you want to give it a good kick and say “you’re crying for nothing, get your act together!”. I wish it was that easy.

Instead, a trip to a garage to sort him (I suddenly decided it’s a boy) out is necessary. While I’m there they can try and fish out the power steering cap while they are there because I miiiiight have screwed up a little. What I might have done was try and refill the power steering fluid a little too hastily. As I rushed to get the cap off and place it on the engine, I might not have placed the cap very safely on the engine

*CLUNK* – Down it went, but it got stuck between two pipes, it was still in reach! Having driven a few minutes to pick up my colleague from the Hovercraft site it was still a bit hot, and the last thing I wanted was a burn trying to get it, so I was being ultra careful. Each tiny movement made my heart beat faster knowing that my smooth skin was at risk of being exterminated. As my finger drew closer to the cap, I twitched, hitting the cap and watch it fall ungracefully to the bottom of my car. I looked under the car, no cap. Japanese cars are brilliant for their reliability. They are also brilliant for imprisoning fallen objects that you drop near the engine, as there is a floor at the bottom that things can settle.

So now when I go to the garage I will have to hang my head in shame and admit that I’ve been a bit of an idiot, and ask them to nicely go and get my power steering cap whilst they repair my car. Unless it’s managed to wriggle out on some bumpy road in the Isle of Wight, now that would really make my day.


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