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I'm not a very good Cruiser helper

Discussion in 'AZ- Copper State Cruisers' started by grrlscout89FJ62, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. grrlscout89FJ62

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    Yesterday, I was heading up via 7th Ave northbound, when I spied a white 40 in the southbound roadway -- apparenly disabled -- and the guy sitting on the curb on his cellphone.

    I pulled a U-ey and asked him if he needed a ride or a tow out of the road. Said he'd take a tow, since the towtruck was 45 minutes out.

    Alas, neither of us had a towstrap! I had about 8 feet of 2" nylon web, but that probably wasn't gonna cut it. So I had to leave him there and head home.

    I'm not a very good rescuer. :frown:
     
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    At least you tried and asked. It's the thought that counts.
     
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    hey you did more then 99.9% of the people out there would have..
     
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    Thanks y'all, I feel better now! And I'm shopping for a tow strap. :D
     
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    MaddBaggins Remember the KnightRider!

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    And make sure you also have someplace to attach said tow strap. :)
     
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    And some idea of how to use it! It could get a little dicey if your first attempt was on a busy Phx freeway!:eek: :D
     
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    Come on out to the next run, I'll demonstrate some techniques. Not necessarily good ones...

    -Spike
     
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    Would my tow hitch work?
     
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    LOL! I'm not sure I'd attempt that. I figured 50ft along 7th Ave was manageable for a first-timer.
     
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    It'll do. Take the hitch out, run the loop of the strap into the receiver and put the pin thru the loop.
     
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    Cool! I don't usually have my hitch on (I just carry it), so that would work even better. :cheers:
     
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    That would be awesome -- as soon as my ride stops running hot alla time.:frown:
     
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    Still?!
     
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    I know, I know! And it's gotten worse since I got the AC recharged. I always have to cut off the compressor when I'm idling. Makes sitting at stoplights nice n toasty.

    The same place that recharged the AC flushed the cooling system, and it looked like they did a half-assed job. I checked, and the rad was still a bit muddy -- not nearly as bad as it was before -- but still yucky. I don't know if they skipped draining the block of coolant before the flush, or if they just flushed it once, or what. :mad:

    Of course, being the lazy ass that I am, I didn't check until a couple days after I got it back. So I thought it was probably too late to complain.

    I figure I'll wait til my next windfall and get it done again (somewhere else!), and have those cooling system parts put in while they're at it. In the meantime ... she runs a bit warmish. :doh:
     
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    Just guessing, but changing out the fan clutch fluid for thicker stuff would probably help or fix the problem.
     
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    Man. You love to pimp that stuff out, don't ya?
    :D
     
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    Is that a problem?:confused:
     
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    Might this be related to the piercing screech I hear when I first start up the AC? :confused:
     
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    Probably not, the noise is probably due to the loose and/or bad belt trying to drive the A/C compressor. The fan clutch fluid upgrade increases the airflow through the radiator, a good thing in AZ.
     
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    Nah.
    Just sayin.
     
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