Dont ever drive your car if your heating coil is broken

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Cyp
08-06-2003, 05:30 PM
I have an old mustang convertible (86). Last week I was driving down the highway and smoke was coming through the vents, and I was like wtf! So I pull over, and I check my radiator blah blah - after I let it cool down I drove home. On the way, some anti-freeze spit down on my feet from the bottom air vents. Obviously, my heating coil broke and was leaking radiator fluid into my AC. Well, I made it home and made an appointment. I left last night to drop my car off. I get about 3/4 the way there, and went up an arched bridge and barely made it over. My car was smoking pretty badly. I made it to 20th, the street with the repair shop. But a ****ing RED light came up so I had to stop. As I was slowing down - I hear a big ****ing BOOM sound, then I see some little object the size of a baseball shoot through the hood of my car. Im like - WTF!!!???? I get to the red light, my car dies of overheating. So I pushed my car 2 blocks up 20th to the repair shop and leave it overnight.

I call this morning and ask whats up. They said I blew an engine head gasket and my heating coil was split in half, and my AC had holes in it. He said it would cost $1200 just for the gasket. So I was like, uhh dont do anything to it.

So I'm **** out of luck. What could have been an easy $100 repair for the heating coil cost me a whole car. I was planning on selling the pos come november when I leave for basic, but I guess I haveto scrap the pieces and sell over ebay, hopefully sell the body for a couple hundred.

Oh well :) Thats my story, tune in next time when I explain why I poked holes in my exaust.

izod
08-06-2003, 05:31 PM
how dumb of you

Hoo_Man
08-06-2003, 05:32 PM
Its cause it wasn't a japanese car, moron.

Cyp
08-06-2003, 05:32 PM
But I almost made it :rawr:

P Masta Flex
08-06-2003, 05:33 PM
Dont ever drive your car if your heating

DUH

izod
08-06-2003, 05:34 PM
oh and pics please

Cyp
08-06-2003, 05:34 PM
The cars at the other side of town and i have no way to get there :\

Vlasic
08-06-2003, 05:35 PM
nice job genius.

I didn't read the thread, but let me guess what happened...

1) All the radiator fluid left your car through the broken coil, and like a dumbass you kept driving with no coolant and popped your engine.

or

2) you burnt your feet off from hot coolant leaking into your car.

which one was it?

Cyp
08-06-2003, 05:36 PM
both actually

clu
08-06-2003, 05:36 PM
heater core != heating coil?

Vlasic
08-06-2003, 05:37 PM
oh sweet!

Is it too late to mention that I've done this before? :f

Well, I did #2, I stopped driving before #1

Channel 03
08-06-2003, 05:37 PM
I'm no mechanic but smoke and projectiles flying out of your car should send up some kind of red flag in your head to stop driving.

But now I'm curious, what would it have taken for you to pull over and stop driving?

Vlasic
08-06-2003, 05:38 PM
heater core != heating coil?
they are one and the same. I know it's generally core, but my old man is kinda redneck and calls it coil.

TheDude
08-06-2003, 05:38 PM
you sound like your related to my wife

Cyp
08-06-2003, 05:39 PM
lol - oh god lots of **** has gone wrong with my car - like when my distributor over heated and i thought id be cool to pull off all the spark plugs - but i put them on in the wrong order like a dumbass and tried starting my car which somehow started a fire on my battery...

all on the most popular 4 way intersection next to the mall

clu
08-06-2003, 05:39 PM
i replaced one of those in an old cavalier i had. took an afternoon. had to take off most of the front dash. auto-work sucks, unless you own a garage.

Vlasic
08-06-2003, 05:41 PM
I had a tempo...heating core was easy as hell to replace on it :D

ICFire
08-06-2003, 05:41 PM
Hmmm...find another mechanic, you can replace the entire engine for what they quoted you.

FngrBANG
08-06-2003, 05:41 PM
If you were to place some stopcocks on the heating coils intake and outlet hoses, you could have avoided this problem.

Vlasic
08-06-2003, 05:42 PM
Hmmm...find another mechanic, you can replace the entire engine for what they quoted you.
that too.

$1200 to replace a $1.65 gasket means the mechanic saw a dumb kid he could soak.