The Toyota’s engine is toast…
I can’t say that I am surprised. I thought there might be real trouble when I first heard the knock.
The thing that is really trying to eat away at me is the cause…
I didn’t check the oil! How basic can you get?
I have replayed it over and over again in my mind.
The car wasn’t leaking oil. With all of the snow on the ground, that would have been VERY obvious.
It wasn’t burning oil as far as I could see. In fact, the car was running great!
And I had the oil changed 3,300 miles ago. I was due to go back in this week.
This is starting to sound like a Hardy Boys mystery…”The Case of the Missing Oil”.
When I called my wife to tell her the news, she tried to put a good spin on it…
“Well, you’ve got a great teaching lesson for your children.”
“To make sure they check the oil in their cars. You’ve told them in the past but I don’t think they really take it seriously”
I didn’t quite know what to say so she continued…
“I mean I’ve never heard of this happening to anyone in my entire life!”
Gosh, Bunch…thanks…I feel so much better now!
Anyway, $15 worth of missing oil is now looking like it will cost me about $1500!
Once again, I am forced to face the fact that I am not the sharpest tool in the shed!
I’ve got to go now…
I have to try to nurse my wounded ego back to health!