Carro de superaquecimento, parte 2

overheat-indicator

Bem, o carro superaquecimento elevou sua cabeça feia, mais uma vez hoje. Nós estávamos em nosso caminho para casa a partir da igreja, quando a temperatura do líquido de arrefecimento começou a subir. O carro tinha ficado sob 200 (195 termóstato) a não ser que deixá-lo inativo.

Bem, hoje ele paralisou por cerca de 10 minutos antes de eu sair da igreja e para o carro. Com temps de ar que se aproxima 90 graus, Kim tinha paralisou o carro com o A / C para esfriá-la antes de eu chegar em. Eu acho que tem que vai. Quando saímos, a temperatura começou a subir. Once we got up to around 45 mph, the temp stopped increasing and held steady. I chose to continue toward home, sobre 15 minutes away.

Just a couple of minutes later, the temp began climbing again as we had to keep stopping for traffic lights (due, claro, to other drivers not driving in an efficient, timely manner.) With 8 minutes left to home, the red overheat light came on and the display told me to "Idle Engine." That was it, time to pull over. Of course we were on a narrow 2 lane road with no shoulders... sobre 1/4 mile down the road was a small side road. I took it, drove a little ways down the road and stopped. Felizmente, we didn't look like this...200447960-001

So while we started to sweat, I called AAA. Naturally we were in an area with very little cell phone signal. After several dropped calls, the Lord intervened (novamente) and I connected. They told us they could get someone there in about 35 minutos. I asked them to "step on it" as neither of us had our diabetes meds with us and Kim really can't take the heat due to her cardiomyopathy.

The tow truck arrived in about 30 minutes and got us home in good shape, even if we were soaking wet with sweat. The car had boiled over about 2 gallons of coolant, out of 3.25 capacity, so the temp had kept going but by the time we stopped, nothing else was boiling over. Now to get the repairs set up. No leaks so I'm thinking fan or thermostat. Ugh! Thank you AAA & Pataskala Towing for getting us home!