# Thursday, 26 April 2007

OK.. let's recap the day.

I woke up at 6:30 in the morning so that I could get ready to go to the client's location so we could get some testing down on the equipment we installed down in Johor.

The tests went well even though we didn't get to test out the massive processing scenarios that we wanted to.

It was already 4:30PM when we decided to pack up and leave the area, my boss gave me 2 choices, stay the night in the hotel and leave tomorrow morning so we can drive around more rested or well.. drive back then. As I knew I could make it back around 9PM if I left then I could get back home in time to catch WZ waking up at me and motion "Oh look daddy's back... FEED ME!!" I decided to drive home.

After we stopped for petrol at the Machap toll, I started hearing some weird fluterring noises from the car, like something was flapping around loose inside. As I pulled over to the side of the road and the car started slowing down it stopped on it's own, I thought I over heated the car but a quick glance at the thermometer showed otherwise. I popped open my frontal hood where my radiator was located, the roof of the hood had water traces on it, and my spare tyre located in the hood had spray marks on it.

My colleague who was riding with me looked underneath the car and saw a chunk of melted plastic drop from the engine, it looked like some sort of valve cap or something. Luckily I stopped meters away from a PLUS assistance phone and very quickly the PLUS Ronda people showed up and helpfully towed the car out to the Yong Peng toll.

Once there we had to fend for ourselves, but the typical service center wolves were present, the service center was located right outside the toll, he got his own toll truck to toll the car over to his place, for a fee of RM40 this time.

That's when the bad news was delivered, the mechanic poured water into the radiator, and it all just leaked out... since it was too late to go get parts he had to go find a new radiator tomorrow.

Luckily for me, my colleague's home town was just a town away. And that's where I'm posting this right now.

ps. We STILL don't know what that plastic piece that fell out is for....

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