I had my oil changed last Tuesday and the shop noted that my coolant reservoir was leaking. Sure enough, I was. I told my mom, called for a few estimates, and ended up with a range from $170 – $260 to replace it. I called around and the part was about $50, and when I popped my hood, is held in place by two bolts, two hoses, and there’s a sensor that plugs in underneath.
Monday afternoon I had an exam in my Anatomy class. I decided to skip Algebra in favor of studying for the exam, hopped in my car, and started on my way to class.
Two miles down the road, my low coolant light came on and there was a bit of steam coming from the right side of the hood. Fuck. That’s not good. I turned around, drive home, and popped the hood. There was a visible crack along the upper part of the reservoir.
I’m kind of mad at this point because Mom was right at that minute buying the replacement part. I was going to miss my exam, which I probably would not be able to make up in an already difficult class, and I felt like everything was fucked.
Mom got home. I compared the two parts. They look like they match up. Got my tool box. Screwdriver to loosen one house clamp, pliers for the other. Socket to remove the two bolts.
Rafael comes by about then and takes over. He connects the hoses, bolts it back in place and I top off the fluids. Start the car to let it run a bit and get the air out of the system.
… And the low coolant light is staying on. WTF.
I look under the car and see he never reconnected the sensor. I had to take the bolts back out, Lift the reservoir, plug the sensor into the new reservoir and just like magic, the light on the dash went out.
Tuesday I didn’t do much. Finished watching A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and am currently working on finishing Glitch.
I have a History assignment due tomorrow which I may or may not do tonight, and I also have a Math quiz tomorrow which I still need to review the notes from Monday for. It should be easy though. I’m not worried.
I still have an A in Math, History, and Spanish, but I’m super worried about passing Anatomy. I’m hoping the instructor will let me make up the exam but I don’t know. I kinda doubt it.