Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Beemer/Bimmer/Bummer Update Again

So the poor old wreck has been in the hospital for the last four days, suffering from possibly terminal electrical failure. As in, the electric windows and door-locking don't work, and neither does the air conditioning. And I'd asked them to give it a once-over for anything that might cause it to fail its upcoming registration test.

So they hummed and haahed and haahed and hummed and finally gave me an approximate price to fix everything. It wasn't that far off what I'd paid for the thing in the first place. They also said it still might not pass the test, and basically their advice was to euthanise the patient.

I took a cab to the intensive care department, paid them for their fiddling about up until now, and drove the patient away. Several sweaty kilometers later, I picked up a Gulf News and perused the Classifieds section for replacements over lunch. Then I drove home, and just for a laugh I switched on the A/C. Lo and behold, it bloody works!

So I guess the plan now is to see if I can get it registered for the coming year, and if I can then I'll try to sell it.

Oh, and I've arranged to meet a guy tomorrow morning - he's leaving on a flight home tomorrow night and is pretty desperate to sell his Jeep Cherokee! Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day, methinks.


Blogger Tainted Female said...

Try E-bay (even if you can register it)… you can sell just about anything there with the right wording.

1:45 pm  
Anonymous Potame said...

All the freaky people make the beauty of the world

4:00 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

So the poor old wreck has been in the hospital for the last four days

At first glance, I thought you were referring to yourself by this ;)

4:12 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

SD: cheeky!

7:01 pm  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

I'm reasonably handy with a spanner, especially with older cars. Last week, my AC packed up on my Merc, and I managed to fix it. The problem was condensation had built up in the area of the fan motor, causing the spindle to rust. Having spent an hour locating the motor (I don't have a manual), fixing the problem was a matter of 3 minutes, some WD-40, and crawling head first and backwards into the passenger footwell. Problem is now solved.

I can't promise anything, and my tool kit in Dubai is very limited, but I can take a look at your motor for you if you want.

11:31 am  
Blogger Harsha said...

i'd like to copy and paste SD's comment. lol

I really did think that too.

6:32 pm  

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