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  • Physician, heal thy self...

    I have a beater '92 Volvo 240 sedan I put most of my mileage on when I can...

    It drinks oil. To the point I just keep a 5 quart container in the trunk to top it off once a week or so when the low pressure light comes on taking off from stops...

    Today, lights going on.

    I pull into an abandoned car dealership in the middle of bum frack nowhere.

    Whistle, whistle...

    Casually go about opening the hood, getting the oil jug from the trunk...

    Spill a pretty good slug of oil since I'm not really paying attention...darn, oh well, never know the distance on this engine...

    Capping the engine...

    WHOOOOSHHHH

    Oh ****!

    Thought #1 as I blow my first breath on the fire...I carry a 2-1/2 gallon can with foam...in my pickup.

    Thought #2 as I blow my second breath...Ok, there's nothing vulnerable down near the manifold where it's burning...flames are 2" maybe 3" high at times...if I could just keep the fire off the spark plug wires it's almost but not quite impinging...

    And bugger me...took about 15 seconds and 8 or so hard breaths...but I managed to keep the fire off the plug wires until it burned out it's fuel load...just kept blowing it down and away from them

    Cap the oil, put it back in the trunk, close hood, turn key, continue on my journey...

  • #2
    geez dal, looks like you had a fun trip

    at least it didnt go KABOOMMMM in ur face!
    First in, Last out, nobody left behind.....

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    • #3
      Dal:

      You could have been like this guy

      Since it is a Volvo, it is probably good for another 50 or 60 thousand miles.
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      "The most mediocre man or woman can suddenly seem dynamic, forceful, and decisive if he or she is mean enough." from "Crazy Bosses"
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      Genius has its limits, but stupidity is boundless.

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      • #4
        So.

        PPV works then Dal.
        Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
        Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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        • #5
          And people say I have strange "adventures in motoring" LOL
          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dalmatian190

            Thought #1 as I blow my first breath on the fire...I carry a 2-1/2 gallon can with foam...in my pickup.

            Thought #2 as I blow my second breath...Ok, there's nothing vulnerable down near the manifold where it's burning.

            Thought #3... maybe a cheap funnel for under hood opperations ?
            I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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