August 29, 2012
Maggie is a Little Under the Weather...so to Speak.
.....I had to have Maggie towed home. Nothing is more embarrassing than having to have the tow truck take you and your ride home.
Yesterday I had a speech to give and a Speech Contest to run, so I was a bit occupied. Fortunately, or unfortunately as the case may be, my car problems weren't a matter of me overlooking some basic maintenance because I was "busy". Nope....this time it was just having a 34 year old car. I think some of the rubber seals and/or caps of the clutch's master cylinder just gave out. As I drove to the meeting last night I noticed that the clutch had way too much play and as I drove it got worse. About a block before my destination I had next to no clutch at all and there was some hydraulic fluid dripping onto my shoe.
That is never a good sign.
Luckily it is a relatively easy fix. I just have to get a new master cylinder and while I'm at it I might as well replace the slave cylinder. I'll probably need some help bleeding the system, but even that is a relatively easy task.
I just cannot go anywhere right now.....bummer. At least I do have the city bus which runs right by the house. If I don't borrow my wife's car I might just take the bus downtown to the auto parts store. Today I don't need to go anywhere and I can catch up on some school work.