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Why don't females tell you when something is wrong #4698804
03/18/18 03:16 PM
03/18/18 03:16 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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Went to Costco with my wife this morning. Took her Tahoe. Was pretty chilli so I turned the heater up. No heat. A few miles down the road still no heat and the gauge was barely off the bottom. Thermostat is stuck open.

So I ask her how long its been doing that. Her answer about 3 weeks. She has been wearing extra clothes to stay warm since the heater wasn't putting out warm air.

3 weeks!


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Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698811
03/18/18 03:20 PM
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New England
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Lotta guys don't know their bum from their elbow when it comes to vehicles, too.

With that said, my wife burned through a set of pads (right side only) on her Civic, after the caliper began to seize up. I drove the vehicle one weekend and asked how long it had been making that god awful grinding noise and braking bad? It had been more than a month.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698821
03/18/18 03:26 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
You were just supposed to KNOW duh

Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698823
03/18/18 03:27 PM
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New England
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New England
I didn't like to tell my dad about things going wrong because he would yell at me whether I had anything to do with it or not.


2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
Last Change;
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Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698825
03/18/18 03:27 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline
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Houston, Texas
This sounds like a motor oil madman question. Lol


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698829
03/18/18 03:33 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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Its fixed now. I put a new thermostat in it.


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87 F250 traveler 15w40
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Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
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Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698842
03/18/18 03:45 PM
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Middlesex County CT
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So I don't know what 'cold' is where you live, but that would be a good recipe for massive fuel dilution in New England IMHO.

Of course it depends on how much she drove etc.


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698845
03/18/18 03:50 PM
03/18/18 03:50 PM
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MA USA
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and the say men are poor communicators???

Last edited by andrewp1998; 03/18/18 03:50 PM.

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Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698854
03/18/18 04:04 PM
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KS
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my mom was around dad and me would talk about cars. so she knew a LITTLE about cars. she was driving a 1963 Chrysler Mew Yorker Salon. she came home one day and said that it didnt feel right. she said it felt like the engine and transmission wasnt bolted together. that is exactally what was wrong.

Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698855
03/18/18 04:05 PM
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SW Ontario Canada
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My wife is a bit better than average. Youngest son is bad about car noises because he has the stereo cranked and couldn't hear trouble if it hit him on the nose.

Last edited by KGMtech; 03/18/18 04:05 PM.

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Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698861
03/18/18 04:12 PM
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Ozark Mountains
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Men and ladies think so differently about so many things that I found it hard to understand.

So now I just expect very different thinking from them and I am not ever disappointed.

I used to harp on my sister about having her oil changed. One day she came up to me all proud and said "I changed my oil myself!". Of course I almost fell over until I realized she meant she had checked her oil for the first time of her life and she was in her 40's.

Different planets. Remember the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus".

Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698863
03/18/18 04:16 PM
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Indiana
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Indiana
She sounds pretty low maintenance.


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Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698889
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NorthEast
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Man - "?"
Woman "Fine!"

If you are married and do not know what "Fine" really means, you have lot to learn!

Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698895
03/18/18 04:46 PM
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Texas
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My wife is 68 and my daughter 42. I have yet to figure either out. But it's been fun.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142] #4698906
03/18/18 04:53 PM
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UT
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UT
My wife has always been real good about telling me if she thinks something isn't quite right with her car. She learned the importance of that from a related family experience when we were newlyweds over 37 years ago.

My brother's mother-in-law was spending some time with his family when one day she took my brother's Caprice in to town. About a mile from home, a rubber freeze plug burst out and coolant was pouring out of the engine. Of course the temperature gauge soon skyrocketed. And the car was leaving a trail of steam behind it as she continued to drive to town, until the engine finally seized.

When my brother asked her if she noticed that anything was wrong, she said she did notice the temperature gauge go up, but thought that perhaps it was defective and always did that, so she chose to ignore it.

That made a real impact on my wife's attitude towards being aware of what a car is doing. And I'm so glad for that.


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2007 Mercedes SL550 - M1M 5W-40 & MB OEM filter
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