First of all....I am sorry I have no idea what is going on in all of your lives. I have been at school 12 hrs a day for the past 2 days!!
So....my car is dead.
G-man was going to try and patch it one last time. He fixed one problem. One problem we decided to ignore for the moment. But the third problem...
He THOUGHT it was the fuel regulator. Bought a new one, and some tool he needed. Total cost for all parts he needed (including the one other problem he fixed) was about $80. However....he was wrong. It wasn't the fuel regulator.
After replacing the part (which by the way, we can't return)...he started the car...and gas SHOT out of the engine compartment. Like, a STREAM of gas. That isn't good.
In my ever so expert, mechanic like voice.....it was the fuel rail thingy that attaches the fuel injection system to the engine.
He called to order the part....yeah....they don't make that part anymore. We would have to get it from a junk yard. He called the junk yards...found one for $65. But we can't get the part until Monday, and then it would be Tuesday before it could be installed.
Meanwhile....I have no car. Bossy is missing a cub scout thing this morning because I can't drive him. I am stuck in the house (which of course THIS weekend is a problem). If I start my car, gas will shoot out all over and probably catch fire. That would really ruin my day.
Additionally, I need to go to work on Monday (I have Tuesday off), Wednesday, Thursday.....the kids have things. I have things. I need a car!!!
So now we are looking at a rental car option for a few days. What was supposed to be a $65 fix has turned into hundreds of dollars. And the kicker....I didn't want to fix the car. I wanted to get a new car. HE wanted to try and fix it. And in the process.....has made a bigger mess.
I am so stressed and angry about this. This is exactly what I didn't want....being in a position where we HAVE to get a car NOW.
Plus, we now have to figure out how to get my car somewhere as a trade in...which I will get probably nothing for. I can't drive it. We will have to tow it. There is a dealership today only that is having a Monster Truck thing...and if you bring in your car....they will offer UP to $3000 for it, and you get to watch it get crushed. HAHAHA.