January 24, 2006

Damn Car

Just days before Shelby is supposed to drive it all the way up to Napa, and just weeks (hopefully) before we get rid of it for good, and what happens with my car? I start it up yesterday and the "Check Engine" light comes on. My car has always had an uncanny knack for telling us that we need to Check Engine immediately before big trips, but this time I think it really knows — one last stalling maneuver to get some attention before it's dragged kicking and screaming out the door.

Since Shelby leaves on Thursday, we haven't got time to send it off to a mechanic so that they can keep it for a couple of days and then charge us a bundle of money to tell us that the left #3 SO4 sensor experienced a single two-microsecond voltage drop two weeks ago — but don't worry about it, because everything's okay now. It seems to be running just fine, so we'll let it go for now. Maybe if we're lucky, all of this driving around will even cause the check engine light to clear itself (it's been known to happen).

Posted by Kevin at January 24, 2006 09:08 AM
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