Saturday, February 16, 2013

Farewell Minivan..

Goodbye you hunk of junk

I had a love hate relationship with my minivan.  I got it for what is essentially 500$, and put in probably another 3-400$ in various repairs.  It lasted me almost 2 years, so I suppose I got my moneys worth.  I used it as a daily commuter and as a sometimes bedroom.  I've now fully switched over to the cargo van, which is a little worse on gas but a lot less broken.  The accelerated move was prompted by the heating in the van giving out, even after I changed the thermastat.  It is just too cold here to be stuck with no heat, plus it would overheat and I definitely can't be on the side of the road.

I wasn't sure what to do with the thing, and just figured when i had time to cut the tank and radiator off, I would just scrap it.  Well I got a call asking if I would be willing to give it to someone who is struggling right now, they would be willing to fix what was wrong with it.  So, I gave it away to someone else, I just hope it isn't more of a problem than it is worth to them.  The guy seems pretty handy though, he even fixed the taillight on my cargo van :) 

I hope the weather heats up, can't wait to get started working on the cargo van.  I need to give it a new name...we jokingly called it "The Kidnapper" but now that i plan to be living it, this probably is a habit I should break lol

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Silver Lining..

Well, my thermostat went kaput, but when I checked my back account, it turns out my tax refund already arrived.  Woohoo!  That is insanely fast.  I love taxact...if you are paying someone a lot of money for taxes every year, you should stop and do it yourself online for 17 bucks.  They are awesome.

So while I'll still be freezing my testicles off trying to fix my pos minivan, at least I know i got some cushion in the account.  Maybe I'll just switch the cargo van over in my name now and forget about this hunk of junk... 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sumbitch! &*(&%!

Quoting my favorite youtube car guy, Pisser.

Went to go to work today, and noticed that after the minivan warmed up, the window was still frozen over and no heat was coming out of the defroster.  I did the best I could to get to work and the window did clear (it was pretty scarey there a couple times) but the car overheated.  Looks like I have to swap out the friggen thermostat.  Not a big deal usually but its like zero degrees out there and i plan to get rid of this van in like a week and a half. 

I am pretty broke, I am gonna take it out and see if just leaving it that way will prevent the engine from over heating.   Then the problem is with the windshield, as i wont have heat to defrost it.  :\