This has been a tough week. Nothing bad has happened to speak of, but it has had me thinking all week - working in the brain area.
Our Marauder went into the shop on Monday. At 150,000 miles, you might think it would have a problem now and then - and it did. We have found drops of liquid under the rear end of the car for several day. I'd say there are 20 different drops on the driveway. Then, I started it one morning and it sputtered around for about 10 - 15 seconds till it finally went varooom.
Monday it went to the shop. It spent two whole nights in that shop away from our driveway. Let me stop here and say that I was introduced to the Eagle auto shop a couple years ago. One of the service writer guys at the local Ford house told me to look him up. I did. Rusty Deliago is their service mgr...I may have misspelled that name. Good guy. Fun to talk to. Knowledgeable. I heard that he use to be the service mgr at local Ford house. Could be. Rusty is more than fair when you take something in for service.
Today's bill was the largest I have ever had with Eagle -- $346.92. They replaced the seal on the rear end [ can't spell differential I think ], replaced some hoses in the engine area leaking stuff as well as another part having to do with the idle, and fixed my hood so it would actually open. It seems that some parts for the Marauder are not common to the Grand Marquis and must be ordered special. You try that amount of service at the Ford house. I betcha it would be well over $600. My daughter came up here this year with her Explorer - all four of her electric windows wouldn't work....can you believe it?
Instead of selling her 4 new motors and other connecting equipment, Eagle lubricated the windows and told her to use them more often. I really like this group. Do not come to Corsicana to get your car fixed. I am not sure I want the world finding them - selfish - why share? - nevermind - c'mon and let em fix it.
Also had to replace the 2 back tires this week at a substantial fee. I won't go into details, but the Marauder has special needs when it comes to tires. Z rated. and more. Front and back tires are different sizes. I replace 2 tires every year .... usually around June 1st when it is time to get the car inspected.
All of this tire and engine work money output has drained me today. You can guess that anytime I spend anywhere over $600 to $700 in just one day, I am emotionally drained. So much so, it is bedtime for me. ^Tis a bit past 9 and I am going to bed. Don't call; I won't answer the phone tonight. Friday should be less stressful. Maybe not. The wife has a full day of projects planned outside tomorrow.
I have had some other issues this week - plus my brother's wife is having some health issues that keep us all on edge, but I feel those details are too personal to air out in public (nothing to do with my wife and kids or dogs - importance in that order). So y'all go find something useful to do this evening. Snoring will be my contribution to society.
A "STONE" is a family word for a personal story or thought, not quite an essay or short story. We moved to central Texas to be near a daughter. We are down to only one wirehair dachshund - Sadie. (Goodbye in 2021 to Oscar the ball boy and Bruno the larger twin) & my wife -- penned by a retired Texas H.S. band director - just nonsense thoughts unrelated to each other or anything other than what's happening and comments.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Marauder and tired
Posted by Mike Metze at 9:17 PM
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