Start of a bad day

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April 22, 2017

Let me get straight to it, no use beating around the bush.

This morning I get up as per usual. We have no kids and my wife does not work. I make myself some breakfast and get ready to leave for work.

It was odd that my wife was already showered and also dressing. She can't go anywhere as there is no public transport and we only have the one car that I was about to take.

I thought nothing of it and left home. I was about 2 miles away from home when my car started giving trouble. It kept on surging. It idles normally but when I pull away there is no power and then the power surges in at intervals. I turn around and head back home, calling my boss on the way to tell him I will be late.

So as I approach home the car dies on me, half a mile to go. I lock it up and walk the last bit. Really worried because I like this car.

As I walk through the front door I immediately hear something is not right. I can hear a mans voice coming from the bedroom and he is talking dirty.

I walk in on my wife and a guy I don't know, in a position that I don't know. Her on her stomach with him behind her holding her hands behind her back. Both naked. They didn't see me so I silently left them in the room.

I walked out the house and stood on the side walk, not knowing what to do next until my neighbor comes walking along. He takes his golden lab for a walk each morning, an old retired guy. He strikes up a conversation as he can see that I am distraught and not myself.

After a few minutes of talking he tells me he thinks it is a clogged fuel filter.

So guys, do you think it is the fuel filter or a problem with the fuel injection?

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Title Start of a bad day
Author Carb_Onara
Upvotes 6
Comments 23
Date 22 April 2017 03:53 PM UTC (3 years ago)
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[–]BobbyPeru7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy

Knock on the door and ask Chad. He's probably good with cars.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Ask nicely.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

I had something like that happen and it turned out to be a corroded battery connector.

[–]PersaeusRed Beret4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Carburetor or fuel injection?

[–]LaLongCarabine2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sounds like your neighbor is knowledgeable, as long as the filter isn't in the tank your ok.

As for the wife...I guess it's not your turn anymore.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children) | Copy

You are really being inconsiderate here. You should start riding a bike to work. It saves money, and, you get some exercise for your fat ass. You also will not have any reason to go back home and interrupt your poor hard working wife.

Oh, and sell the car and give the money to your wife. She will take care of it for you, and, you will not have to worry about keeping it repaired.

Had you done this in the first place, you would have never bothered us with you stupid problems.

[–]Carb_Onara[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

You should start riding a bike to work

No cardio, I am bulking

you get some exercise for your fat ass


give the money to your wife

Why? She is just going to spend it on clothes and make up trying to catch up to me because my SMV is higher than hers.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Now I understand. You do you.

[–]bowhunter62 points3 points  (6 children) | Copy

Doesn't sound like a clogged filter to me, though I would change it since it is easy and cheap to do. Possibly bad battery connection, bad alternator, bad injector, fuel pump going out. Buy a Haynes manual and troubleshoot it yourself, or YouTube it. YouTube is fucking great for auto troubleshooting and repair.

Also, great FR. Oh yeah, guess it's time to kick the wife to the curb. Lucky you.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Went looking for a Haynes manual last month, actually, and it looks like they don't even make them anymore, since about 2010 or so IIRC. End of an era.

[–]bowhunter60 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Damn, they have served me well over the years. I'll have a drink in honor of Mr. Haynes tonight.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

What about a Motors Manual? Many a crappy old car I repaired using those manuals.

[–]Carb_Onara[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children) | Copy

Buy a Haynes manual and troubleshoot it yourself

I don't know about that man, those things are badly written like some of these books on the sidebar

[–]username_malachi1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I have annotated every one I have for the minor/major differences between the write up and the reality. Sometimes it is as simple as making a note to myself that the caliper bolts are Allen wrench nuts instead of bolts like normal.

[–]JustOneMoreAcct1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I always preferred Chiltons to Haynes manuals.

[–]BluepillProfessorMod / Red Beret2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

You know, for almost all of human history, the price of infidelity was DEATH. Stoning at the public gates as an example to the rest of the whores is the only thing that works to keep hypergamy in check.

As for your problem I would call AAA.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I would call AAA

Face palm. I did'nah even think of that!

[–]The_LitzRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Petrol or diesel bro?

[–]bowhunter60 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah, they aren't great, but better than nothing. I like to look at paper. Plus, they have all the specs for lubricants, capacities, max torque for bolts, etc in one handy location. I find that they are worth the $20.

I wouldn't try to rebuild an engine with one, though.

[–]Terribledragon4Hire0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

If it's a plugged fuel filter you would notice it more when the engine is under heavier load.

My guess is it is a bad sensor.

Did it throw a code at you?

[–]bogeyd6Mod / Red Militia0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Could be the fuel filter needs replaced.

[–]trp_ocd10 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This is a copy paste of the joke post been circulating for years. No value post.

[–]drty_prRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

The position is called "Prone Bone". Wife usually only likes it when we are drinking.

Also, sounds an awful lot like an alternator to me man.

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