Saturday, November 12, 2011
Finally we got the diagnostic done on the SUV. I love my SUV. Its old and some day we'll once again have a second vehicle. Any repairs that need to be done get done. This one is going to be a bit more costly than say, having a windshield replaced.
The oil is leaking from the Timing Cover. $825.00 plus tax and 8 hours of labor later we'll get it fixed. Its not like we can't drive it around with it leaking but I'm environmentally minded. I don't like the idea of an oil leak and the thought of the damage it could do to the rest of the engine by having to keep watch on the oil level and add more oil as needed is rather annoying to say the least.
The 8 hours to get the job done we all know is going to take more than 8 hours. When have any of us actually taken our vehicle to a dealership to get worked on and had it done in the allotted amount of time? I never have.
The $825.00 is going to hurt. With another IVF cycle payment due soon its not going to leave us with a lot of money to enjoy our holiday. But there isn't much we can do about it since it is our only mode of transportation. Its not like we have a busing system on the installation to get my spouse to and from work. We need our SUV up and running. Nor is walking an option as its at least a 4 mile walk to work one way for my husband.
Yup it has to get done. Now its just to figure out when we can fit it into our schedule. That is going to be the interesting part.
So we aren't going away for the weekend. That much is obvious already. We won't be going any long distances until this gets fixed.
And life goes on.