# Thursday, April 26, 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....


Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:00:43 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [2]  | 
Now in my colleague's friend's car heading to my colleague's house, luckily his home town is nearby. Hope the mechanic can find the part and fix my car tomorrow...

Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:24:06 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
This is it... stuck in the edge of a small town, no transportation in sight, sitting outside a restaurant contemplating our options. The restaurant closes at 11pm... fark

Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:41:30 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
I think it was that little piece of tyre that I ran over. but my radiator got busted and it's leaking like an overfilled diaper. aiii...

Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:59:57 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Was to rush back home after 2 long days at Johor to see WZ. Which according to my wife can now turn over.... well time to get rid of all the stuff which he can roll off of. But instead.. my car broke down right in front of the Yong Peng toll, the PLUS toll ppl say it might have just overheated, but a chunk of melted plastic dropped after I stopped to check what that clanging noise was coming from the engine. And even before I stopped I specifically checked to make sure the car wasn't overheated. Now I'm just waiting for a toll to the service center for RM40, the guy says his shop is just outside the toll, and I've been waiting in this mosquito infested rest stop for an hour already.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:26:45 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |