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#4698804 - 03/18/18 04:16 PM Why don't females tell you when something is wrong
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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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#4698811 - 03/18/18 04:20 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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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.

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#4698821 - 03/18/18 04:26 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3034
Loc: USA
You were just supposed to KNOW duh

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#4698823 - 03/18/18 04:27 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 06/25/15
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Loc: 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.
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#4698825 - 03/18/18 04:27 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4894
Loc: Houston, Texas
This sounds like a motor oil madman question. Lol
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#4698829 - 03/18/18 04:33 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Its fixed now. I put a new thermostat in it.
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#4698842 - 03/18/18 04:45 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 07/26/04
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Loc: Middlesex County CT
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.
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#4698845 - 03/18/18 04:50 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
andrewp1998 Offline


Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 864
Loc: MA USA
and the say men are poor communicators???


Edited by andrewp1998 (03/18/18 04:50 PM)
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#4698854 - 03/18/18 05:04 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
red7404 Offline


Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 209
Loc: KS
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.

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#4698855 - 03/18/18 05:05 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
KGMtech Offline


Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 976
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
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.


Edited by KGMtech (03/18/18 05:05 PM)
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#4698861 - 03/18/18 05:12 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
callbay Offline


Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 815
Loc: Ozark Mountains
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".

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#4698863 - 03/18/18 05:16 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10214
Loc: Indiana
She sounds pretty low maintenance.
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#4698889 - 03/18/18 05:38 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 07/22/05
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Loc: NorthEast
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#4698895 - 03/18/18 05:46 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1765
Loc: Texas
My wife is 68 and my daughter 42. I have yet to figure either out. But it's been fun.
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#4698906 - 03/18/18 05:53 PM Re: Why don't females tell you when something is wrong [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 1107
Loc: Utah
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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