|43 going on 23|
I survived the nausea with about a 30 second rest on the couch when I got home to the air-conditioner before I went right back out to wrench on the car. I couldn't resist taking pics of this 40+ year old chick thinking she's all that and a bag of bolts.
I'm waiting for the liquid wrench to loosen the bolts on the thermostat housing so I can crank that bad boy off and replace the new thermo. I found a great video tutorial on youtube, so I figured I'd save myself a few bucks from the shop and tackle job myself.
What have I gotten myself into? So far, the biggest pain hasn't even been the heat and the uphill bike ride. It's a toss-up between the bolts being stuck and me having to revive my overdue-underused muscles and the pesky flies that are ravaging my stinky-sweaty self! Damn! Shoo flies go away!
SHEESH! These flies are CRAZY! What the heck am I going to do? I don't want to go in the house because I have a brand new battery charger hooked up charging my battery and I don't want to chance someone coming along and taking the charger and my battery. I'll take a moment to google fly repellent while sitting outside all sweaty ;-) Excellent, basil and I have some growing in my kitchen herb garden, voila.
|What a Geek|
I finally managed to loosen the bolts to remove the old thermostat housing after soaking the bolts with liquid wrench for 2 days! I didn't want to chance cranking on them too hard and breaking the bolt head off. That would be a much worse scenario than simply changing a part.
a part that is NOT supposed to be split in two