Joe fix it!
So, our coolant started disappearing last week/weekend and we finally got a chance to take a peak. A quick attempt to address the issue with “stop leak” radiator additive quickly showed what the problem was. A crack down the side tank … oh boy.
So, we got into things on night #1 and got much of the car apart – however, could not find a couple tools to allow things to move quicker. Not starting until 10pm did not help either and by midnight we shutdown. Night #2 started a little faster as a clearer head found the missing tools. However, rusty bolts and cramped areas kept us in the fun zone til 3am (lost bolts plagued our last few hours … oh, sleepy brain). By 4 we were in bed … yes … it took me an hour to get clean. Talk about dirty jobs! But the radiator was replaced, tubes reconnected and all components bolted back in. The next day we re-added the fluid, started ‘er up and let it bleed. And she works …
Took longer than taking to the shop, but I really enjoy breaking outside my regular mold every once in a while. Keeps my mind fresh and creative … and heck, its cool to be able to say “I did that … with Joe’s help :)”.