So if you have been following along with Phil’s Most Excellent Adventures you will know that I have pretty much had a shit storm of a week.
Well it just went into overdrive
I get up this morning, fiddle fart around while I wait for my phone to charge and get ready to drive over to my Father In Law’s place, to drag him and the 4WD Chevy Tahoe that I had to put a radiator in last weekend, down to DEQ for the smog test
I get over there, collect him and the rig and head on down the highway. We get about ten miles away to just outside Gresham and all of a sudden I start feeling a vibration from the right front
I slowed down and it very quickly got so bad I thought the fucking front wheel was loose so I pulled over to take a look and of course the only tools I have on me are a four and a six inch crescent wrench in my pockets. I managed to get the center cap off the wheel and then opened up the back of the rig to snag a lug wrench and check them for tightness No Jack, no lug wrench, no spare. Of Course! The six inch crescent opened up just enough to get on the lug nut but none of them were obviously loose . I snapped the center cap back on and decided to try and limp the damn thing the mile into town. I made it into a Fred Meyer parking lot and when I went to turn in I could smell hot brakes and the thing would barely roll . I stopped to figure out a game plan, found a Les Schwab tire outfit a few miles away and went to put the thing in gear to try and limp it in No dice. The brake caliper was locked up tighter than a Preacher’s prick in a calf’s ass.
I managed to get it into an empty Burger King lot and here we sit. Waiting on a damn Tow Truck. It’s coming from Vancouver, clear in a different state for some fucking reason
Where this thing is going to wind up at is still to be determined but it sure as shit isn’t going to be making it to DEQ, again
Update , got it towed, the front brake job is three hundred , IF, it doesn’t need rotors. Five if it does. They say it should be done by end of day.
Ayep, the rotors were shot, no surprise there. As hot as that one got I imagine it turned a pretty shade of blue.
So just under $500 to get the front brakes done.
To say I am pretty much done fucking with this cocksucker is a major understatement. The damn thing still needs front tires and I still need to get the motherfucker to DEQ, which I have tried to do twice now. It is what it is and I am dealing with it and rolling with the punches but my Aggravated Meter is pretty much pegged at this point.
I still have to go to my Mom’s and finish that fucking light fixture job too.