Monday, September 29th — Stereotypically Masculine

September 29, 2008

Today I Learned…

…what was making the huge banging sound in my car and how to fix it!

There is an old rusted bolt that has come loose that is supposed to be holding one end of the engine to another part which is then attached to the frame of the car.  Without that bolt, the engine itself rattles up and down and hits the top of the hood when it’s running.

I re-attached the bolt as best I could, and it fixed it for a while.  However, the bolt came loose again when I drove to and from work this evening, so I’m going to have to get a new one and maybe even make a new hole for it.  However, between that, spraying some slippery stuff on my serpentine and fan belts to make them squeak less, and adding some oil, I got really greasy hands and felt stereotypically masculine.  My mom took a picture and she’s going to send it to my dad, who’s a body man.  I figured nothing would scare him more than me looking over a car engine trying to fix it.

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