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#759 by penny (0.4636) posted on 5:11am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Yesterday was pretty crappy weather. I was on my way to get Mabel from daycare after work and just happy to be off of the highway. The monsoon type rain made seeing more than a foot or two in front of me impossible. I am going down Deering and I find myself suddenly splashing into what is now more of a river or large creek at best.
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Who knew so much water could gather on that fricking street. So my car cuts off, I say lots of expletives, put the car in neutral, open my door, and step out. The water is a little over my knee?!?! I begin to ford the Deering River, pushing my car slowly out of the water (I was actually impressed with my ability to push my own car). I was close to being out of the puddle/river/creek/middle of the road, when a nice gentleman in a tow truck, on his way to get some other stranded person, yells to me get in, I will tow your car out.
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I hop in his tow truck and he is able to scoop my car up with his tow truck without even having to get out. He tows me up the street to a dry side road. On the way up he says, "when I saw you pushing your car, I felt bad. I am on my way to tow someone else. But I couldn't just leave you there."
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So he gives me his business card and doesn't charge me a dime. I would have tipped but I had no cash on me. I will forever be grateful to the gentleman at Northside Towing.
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I really want to know though, why does so much water gather on the road? Even Buford Hwy (the hwy part) had standing water on it. 10th Street by Hemphill was always a nightmare. And after yesterday, I think everyone should know, do not go down Deering Rd when it is raining hard.
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My car is at the repair shop now, hopefully the engine isn't completely destroyed. What a crappy Wednesday!
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#760 by justin (0.9994) posted on 5:18am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Should have hired an Indian to help.
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#761 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 5:41am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Is this a true story?
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#762 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 5:41am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
penny said:
I really want to know though, why does so much water gather on the road? Even Buford Hwy (the hwy part) had standing water on it. 10th Street by Hemphill was always a nightmare. And after yesterday, I think everyone should know, do not go down Deering Rd when it is raining hard.
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Anyway, roads flood because the civil engineers who designed them didn't do it very well.
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#763 by penny (0.4636) posted on 6:14am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Yes. It was one of the suckier days of my life in recent memories.
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I just got off the phone with the guy who is fixing my car. Driving through the Deering River is going to cost me $726.71 (-$30 coupon) to get my car working again.
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Sucks, but manageable. Not worse case scenario, at least. I will never, ever drive down a road with any standing water, ever again. Which in Atlanta means, I will never be driving when it is raining again.
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#764 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 6:14am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Damn thats crazy!!
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Insurance doesn't cover shit like this?
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#765 by penny (0.4636) posted on 6:17am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Not liability. My car isn't worth having full coverage at this point.
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They only value my car at like $1000, so they would have probably opted to total my car.
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Plus I would have had a $500 deductible. And I am not sure having a claim would be worth the savings of 226.71 (with the coupon 196.71).
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#766 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 6:44am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
That sucks. Why were you driving on deering anyway
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#767 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 6:48am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
wow, that's is one crazy story. I feel for ya having to ford the street. Think of it this way, it's like a modern day oregon trail. At least you didn't loose betty sue to sickeness.
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On my way home, I made it past the river, but only managed to kill a squirrel, so everyone else in my car died.
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#768 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 6:49am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Its funny... cause you forded deering in a Ford
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#769 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 6:49am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
penny said:
I just got off the phone with the guy who is fixing my car. Driving through the Deering River is going to cost me $726.71 (-$30 coupon) to get my car working again.
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What did they say was wrong with your car?
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#773 by penny (0.4636) posted on 7:44am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
My poor ford escort. :(
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I was on my way to Mabel's daycare center (Doguroo) from work. Normally I take her on Friday, but I had to get her out of the apartment yesterday because an appraiser was coming for the potential buyer of the house we are renting. I generally take Buford Hwy -> Deering -> Northside Dr.
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The mechanic had a long list of things that needed to be replaced. It took about 5 minutes for him to read it. There was water in the spark plugs when they took the caps off, water in the oil, etc. So as a summary, the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the oil, the air filter, and pretty much every sensor that is in and around the engine.
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I will post the actual list and price when I get my car back. It is suppose to be ready to pick up today. I am kind of curious if I am getting ripped off.
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But at this point, I just want this situation to be resolved. So even if I am getting ripped off, at least my car will be working again today.
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#774 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 7:49am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
I should have referred you to Joe's mechanic, who uses junk parts, but is hella cheap. His car is still running, so the guy must do an ok job.
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#776 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 7:57am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
I predict that car will never run right again :(
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#778 by penny (0.4636) posted on 9:21am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Well, the mechanic called. My car is supposedly running great (according to him). I guess I'll know for myself tonight when I pick it up and how it drives over the next week.
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#779 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 10:30am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
you should put one of those air intake tubes like on hummers so its near the roof of the car
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then you can drive almost under water
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#780 by justin (0.9994) posted on 10:51am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
A snorkel!
I've never seen one on a Hummer. I think they look cool on old school Discos though.
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#784 by Nytefoxx (0.3355) posted on 11:09am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
oh man! that sucks! i got lucky the one time i decided to drive through a flooded street and the car stopped, the intersection by the waffle house at Defoors and Howell Mill. I've seen tons of cars stopped there and usually i can still drive by. One day, its pouring and im my way to work, so once again, i decide to cross it, and of course, this time it stops half way through. I was like, crap! After getting some help pushing it on to this drive way, im sitting there waiting for a tow truck. After like 30 minutes, i decide what the hell, let me try to start the car, and it worked! so i'm guessing water just splashed up and shorted the car and it just need time to dry off. I drive off and vow never to drive through a flooded road again!
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#785 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 11:10am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
I just gun it up to 88mph and hydroplane across any flooded areas
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#787 by justin (0.9994) posted on 11:11am Thursday, September 17th, 2009
And end up back in the future.
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#791 by penny (0.4636) posted on 1:16pm Thursday, September 17th, 2009
So I got my car back, it seems to be running as before. The only way I could tell that there was anything different is that when I got home my butt was damp from my seat. Other than that, seems okay.
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The grand total with coupon plus tax = 762.10 :(
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Computer Diagnostic Test = 90
Oil Change = 18.88/Parts + 8.08/Labor = 26.96
4 Cylinder Maintenance Tune up = 45.28/Parts + 53.24/Labor = 98.52
Ignition Wire Set = 76.02/Parts + 53.24/Labor = 129.26
Decarbonization of Cumbustion Chamber = 57.05/Parts + 52.09/Labor = 109.95
Air Filter = 16.53
Mass Air Flow Sensor = 202.25/Parts + 53.24/Labor = 255.49
Misc Shop Supplies = 29.73
Tax = 35.66
Coupon = -30
Total = Sucks, but at least my car works again.
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#792 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 1:17pm Thursday, September 17th, 2009
For all that, actually doesn't seem that bad.
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#802 by gtyellow (0.9772) posted on 3:04pm Thursday, September 17th, 2009
you should have just left it outside and let it dry out.
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#1062 by penny (0.4636) posted on 1:02pm Thursday, October 08th, 2009
So who ever said that my car would never run right again, was correct. It is now DEAD! FOREVER! Fricking rod went through the engine as I was merrily driving along today. SO FREAKING AWESOME! I am now car-less and ok with it b/c I am so angry about the ripping off that happened to me.
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I will never be going back to the Goodyear on Howell Mill Rd ever again (when I get another car). I might as well have rented a luxury vehicle for the past three weeks, I would have saved lots of money and at least been driving in style.
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#1063 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 1:05pm Thursday, October 08th, 2009
briantech said:
I predict that car will never run right again :(
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#1064 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 1:06pm Thursday, October 08th, 2009
Hope insurance takes care of it? Do they even cover that kind of stuff?
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If not... just put it in neutral and wheel it down a hill.
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#1065 by penny (0.4636) posted on 1:07pm Thursday, October 08th, 2009
Definitely not liability. Which I have.
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#1066 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 1:08pm Thursday, October 08th, 2009
Step 1. Go buy comprehensive
Step 2. Wheel it down a hill
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