Posted January 7, 2009on:
More like ping. Hiss.
My car has decided to be dramatic and spew oil all over its insides. The inside of the engine compartment that is.
As I was driving home tonight, I noticed that I seemed to have quiet the stream of exhaust following me. I didn’t think it was quite that cold and no other cars seemed to have a large cloud behind them. I was hoping it wasn’t what I thought it might be.
At the stop light where I turn onto my street, I detected the strong stench of burning oil. Optimist that I am (*snort*) I hoped that it was from another car, although no one seemed to be burning oil.
After turning the corner, the smell seemed to be following me. Little did I know it was actually proceeding me. The oil light started to flicker and then came on and didn’t go off.
When I pulled into my parking spot in front of my apartment, I popped the hood and was astounded by the sight of oil…everywhere! DH suggested I make sure that the cap was on the oil thingie when I called him to ask for possible suggestions of what might be wrong. Wasn’t anything that simple to fix.
We’ve deduced that I might have blown a gasket of some sort. I called a local repair shop. They’ll be by in the morning to tow my car in and see what’s going on.
Finger crossed that it’s a simple, not-too-expensive fix. This also meant that I’ll be missing SnB tonight up in the Quad. No craziness, coffee, and knitting (at least with a group) for me tonight.