After getting my car all fixed up to go over the pits again the ABS light came on. Yay. So I dropped it off at the auto electricians this morning to get it looked at. I expected a couple hundred bucks - what more can the world charge me? I just received a lovely phone call from a rather empathetic chap (but I think I like people too much) kindly informing that my whole ABS module is rooted and it will cost me $2600 to replace. Roughly. That's when my eyes got a smidge watery, wondering how in hell I'm supposed to pay all these bills. Then he kindly went on to explain what had gone wrong. Ready for this one? He said;
"Have you had your engine cleaned recently?"
My heart dropped. Why yes, yes I have actually. It was on the list I received from the vehicle examination centre.
"Oh," he said, "Well the reason behind it is that there is extensive corrosion from steam/pressure cleaning that has pushed water past the plugs."
Extensive? It was done a week ago! EXTENSIVE CORROSION! Those fuckers. Those fuckers I paid $1360 to fix my car had caused a MORE EXPENSIVE PROBLEM! I want to go back to that place and hi five them. In the face. With my foot. Or maybe my handbag. If I fill it with rocks first.
So I don't really know what is going to happen now because I don't have the money they want to fix it. I can drive the car around ok without fixing it but will it pass the examination? Probably not. That's the next phone call I plan on making - to check that out. Maybe I'll just get rid of it unregistered and buy a piece of crap in it's place.
Any of you care to share? Misery does indeed love company - any advice? Have you ever been in a similar 'life sucks' situation?
Love & hugs xx