Monday, July 26, 2010

on the frontier front...

ever since i got the frontier out of the shop back of april 10th, it has been leaking anti-freeze.  not a lot, but each time i drive it any distance, long enough to bring the engine temp up to "normal", there has been a drip from somewhere under the hood.  the dripping fluid smells like, looks like and tastes like anti-freeze.

ergo if it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be what?  a duck? yes. but in this case it's anti-freeze.

i've been procrastinating since i got the truck back april 10th, delaying taking the frontier in to see why it is crying anti-freeze. last week i got a notice that nissan had enrolled me in their one-to-one service plan. according to nissan the frontier is due for it's 33 month maintenance. (which btw consists of checking the fluid levels, changing the oil and rotating the tires. bfd!)

taking this as the sign i needed to get the frontier seen about, i called and made an appointment.

that was at 9:30 this morning.  i came away with news that the anti-freeze is leaking from the thermostat gasket.  of course, the part has to be ordered.  that will take 3-5 days. when it comes in mcgavock will call me to set an appointment to have it replaced.  the work should be done the same day i take it in for repair.

after my previous experience i'm a bit nervous and a whole lot skeptical, but we will see.  best of all, they dont' have to pull the engine to replace the gasket.  yahoo!  not as bad as i feared, but we will see how it shakes out.

and what have i learned from the past 3 months of dragging my feet?  procrastination gets you nowhere.  it doesn't solve the problem and it eats at your soul.

so don't be like me.  take the bull by the horns, jump on and ride him 'til the whistle blows. aio    

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