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Old 03-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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My husband drove my car to work today because his car had a tire low on air. He brought my baby home having blown up the engine. It got low on oil (I had an oil change scheduled this weekend) and he revved it HARD and something let go in a big way. Metal flake in the oil. likely will require a new $5000 engine.


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My husband drove my car to work today because his car had a tire low on air. He brought my baby home having blown up the engine. It got low on oil (I had an oil change scheduled this weekend) and he revved it HARD and something let go in a big way. Metal flake in the oil. likely will require a new $5000 engine.

So, I guess hubby pays. But maybe he has a buddy who can help him r&r it.

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Hmmm, you let the car run low on oil and decided to save 3 dollars by leaving it that way, because you had an oil change scheduled and your husband blew your car up?

That's why I never borrow tools. The owner neglects them and I break them.
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Hmmm, you let the car run low on oil and decided to save 3 dollars by leaving it that way, because you had an oil change scheduled and your husband blew your car up?

That's why I never borrow tools. The owner neglects them and I break them.
So, I've been drinking, and this might be a bit testy. Yes, my husband blew the car up, by downshifting from 3rd to 2nd and letting it bump off the rev limiter for an extended period of time when it was low on oil.

I admit, I don't check my oil between changes - it's never consumed oil between changes before. I've had the oil blackstone tested to determine proper change interval.

BTW - I saved a couple hundred dollars replacing my radiator, by myself. Or swapping the turbo. I've done over 300 hours of work on the car. SO it SUCKS that my husband blew it up.
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BTW - I saved a couple hundred dollars replacing my radiator, by myself. Or swapping the turbo. I've done over 300 hours of work on the car.
Oh come on Leah. Right there is why it's all your fault. You never let a guy drive a car with a turbo and expect to get it back in the same condition it was borrowed.

and on top of that, apparently it's a manual trans.

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Ya but how would you feel if you blew it up. Then the only person you could be upset with is yourself. Now you can share your frustrations with your husband.

So, what kind of car?

Oh, and I understand about the not checking oil thing. I'm guilty of it myself but in all honesty, if somebody trashed my engine due to the low oil, I wouldn't put blame on them if it would have otherwise not been a problem. I would consider that my fault. I don't expect people I lend my car to to check the oil and other such things unless I warn them to.
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2002 Subaru Forester XT with all the STI stuff bolted on it - turbo, intercooler, headers, exhaust, suspension.....

Does it count for anything that he was driving my car because he left his car at home so I could get a flat fixed for him?

Clearly, we were both at fault. And I can't even be mad at him, because he feels really, really, bad.

So for now, I will drown my sorrows in more booze.
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nothing better to drown them in imo
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nothing better to drown them in imo
Yes, better booze than the kitchen sink.

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Does it count for anything that he was driving my car because he left his car at home so I could get a flat fixed for him?
he definitely should express great sorrow and attempt to earn forgiveness by at least providing a very nice dinner or maybe some jewelry.
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Headed out the door this morning to go buy some trim stock at the local lumber store. Stopped in my tracks when I realized I would have to drive my back up ride, a 2008 mazda miata.

Too bad it wasn't warm enough to put the top down.
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So for now, I will drown my sorrows in more booze.
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Two. Both married. Sorry. And neither of them are as handy as I am.
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I admit, I don't check my oil between changes - it's never consumed oil between changes before.
It's a good thing engines never show wear or develop any leaks between oil changes. Therefore, there is no reason to ever check the oil for the entire life of the car. A really irresponsible thing to do some would say.
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It's a good thing engines never show wear or develop any leaks between oil changes. Therefore, there is no reason to ever check the oil for the entire life of the car. A really irresponsible thing to do some would say.
well, it seems there are a couple auto manufacturers that think that when it comes to transmissions.
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Hubby came home tonight and assured me that this was all totally his fault. Because he's the man, and he should have been taking better care of the cars. Here's to a double-standard when it's in my favor.

I swear, on a stack of Haynes manuals, that I will regularly check the oil.
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it's not a Miata but just so you wouldn't feel alone:


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