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Old 02-07-2008, 12:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Red face math is not my best subject

Originally Posted by WaxyChicken View Post
Thread extracted from an off-topic thread

The Patient: SkuttleButt, a 96 Ford Taurus sedan.
The Ailment: Leaking upper transmission line (right at the nut).
The Symptoms: Requires about 2 gallons of transmission fluid a week. More or less depending on actual driving use.
Examination Done: Visual examination with futile attempts of wrenching.
Current Treatment: Drinking plenty of fluids.
BTW, it's been leaking this way for about 2 years. ($6 a gallon of transmission, you do the math) I'll be glad when i get my EV done.
Someone with more figgerin skill feel free to jump in at any time.
Doing the math:

2g x 104w x 6$ = $1248

I have to agree with Frank on this one. Almost.
The shop My friend owns would have charged $225 for the repairs. Provided it is actually a cracked line. $150 parts + $75 labor.
I asked him.
so you could've had it fixed 5.5 times by now.


Fixed it once and had $1000 left over for one Heck of a Bowl Party. or, buy a used forklift, used Metro, and related parts to build your EV.

On a different note; I understand the need for an allowance. Some of us,(me too) have trouble with self control.
I try whenever possible to justify with figgers, my need for a new tool or part or whatever.
Hence I have no SG, yet.
But I'm working on it. Can't use it on a 93 Metro, SWMBO won't change driving habits. Period. 2 speeds: Haulass & Stop. Thank God for ABS.

"Smell that--- that's the smell of goood brakes,"
"?Smell It? I'm sittin in it"

I haven't made my point with the numbers yet. However I may be able to make it using my daughters car and boosting her mpg.
I have to figure fuel savings over initial cost over years to recover funds.

So Fix it already.
I'll shut up now.

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein
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