Troddenmasses Posted October 10, 2006 Share Posted October 10, 2006 A couple of months ago, I bought my wife a really cheap run around (Fiesta) as she is back at university, and was spending so much on fuel for the landy going back and forth to Bristol every day that it was going to bankrupt us. When she came home last night, she said that the oil light had come on and it must have been really empty as she had put a gallon in, and the light was still on when she went round corners. Funny, thinks I, but didn't think any more until this morning when she is getting ready to go out. I checked the dipstick and sure enough it is rather low (off the bottom), so I set to filling it up with her watching. I knew that something was up when the comment "What are you doing putting the oil in there" was aired, but a quick couple of questions and I can see that the coolant expansion tank is a thick black colour. Bugger. This afternoon saw a quick trip to the post office to tax the 90, so that she can get to uni tomorrow. The only thing now is how the hell do I get a gallon of engine oil out of the coolant system. She was rather upset, and made me promise not to tell anybody (oops) and didn't even see the funny side when I said that at least the water pump wouldn't rust now. Any suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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