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Wed Aug 16, 2006, 7:17 PM


I was at work and my friend (mike) called me up telling me he just bought himself a new car. 1998 Audi A6 2.8L. anyways, he needed someone to help him take his old car back to his house. his old car was a 1991 Olds Cutlass. So we meet up at the dealership after i got off work. After congratulating mike on his new purchase. we go to where his olds is parked. this car was trashed.

it was covered in dents (been flipped several times), it had no exhaust system whatsoever, and a completely shot alternator, ground up brakes, and some other problems. mike explained to me in order to keep the car alive, one has to constantly rev the car while in park or nuetral. so we set off. soon, the car dies on me. we push the car to the side of the road, and jump start it. right after that, i put it into reverse, and it died again. the olds did that a few times, and mike got fed up. he threw me the keys to the audi and hopped into the olds.

after doing a burnout, we got the car into drive and it actually moved. we hit the first stoplight, and mike started furiously revving the engine, in order to keep this damn thing alive. people looking around had the look on their faces that said "what is this idiot doing?" it was a long light, and after watching his car for a few min, i noticed something coming from under the car. there were nonstop flames shooting from where the exhaust system should be. after a quick call to mike, we determine its alright to drive this final drive. lights green, we go. after a while, we are on a two lane road, stuck in traffic. mike is doing the revving routine again, and i see that the car's situation has gone from bad to worse. soon there is thick black smoke billowing from underneath the car. the people behind me kept their distance becuase they didnt want to be in the smoke.

mike tried popping the hood to get some more air in, since the smoke was also coming from the front of the car. eventually, mike calls me and tells me he lost power to the car, and is wondering why the car is still moving. right away, i notice there is a thick patch of oil coming from the car on its right side. i tell mike we need to pull over asap. just a few ahead there was a dirt lot. we pull in there, and just when the car is put in park. it finally died. we popped up the hood, and had this nice smell of burning oil, and rubber. the engine was saturated with oil, and the radiator was pooling oil on the bottom. it took us about 20 min to remove all valuables from the inside of the car, in the meantime, the thing would not stop smoking. then we just left it there, to pick up on a truck tommorrow....

i still cant believe the luck of mike, he just bought another car, less then 2 hours before, then boom, his old one is dead.



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:iconrisingmanes:
RisingManes Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
He's ALIVE!
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
errrrrrrrgggggggggg
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Eptin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Hold on, I think I got the resale value here in my pocket. Between the lint and the scraps of paper... ah yes! The Canadian coin.
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
lol
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Skipychic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
I think the Olds was pissed off at being replaced :giggle:
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
might've been. but we were just as pissed at it. so it worked out.
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Skipychic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
so two wrongs do make a right? lol
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flick25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006   Writer
:giggle: lucky duck, he is.
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
hehe ya. what timing huh?
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flick25 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Writer
flippin right
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SqueakingShoeless Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, what advantageous timing! :lol:

Sounds like you enjoyed it though. At least in retrospect. :giggle:
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
we both did. got a few good laughs out of it.
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Tar-Vanimelde Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
he's lucky he had a new car?? he's lucky the damn thing didn't explode on him, ahhh
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
well that too. hehe
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exorp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
dang I woulda just lit the thing on fire and had some fun smashing the thing to pieces if it were in that state all ready.
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
yea, but with a car full of standing cars, im sure someone would've called the cops on us. you know how people are :p
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exorp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
i meant in a vacant lot or something
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challio Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That reminds me when we were driving our van down hwy9 and it started smoking and my mom and my sister got out of the car and walked off a little ways and it exploded into flame...I was sitting at home watching Batman (hehe) and all of a sudden my dad comes home and Im like "...ok..." then following him is a tow truck towing my black, chard fan with huge burn holes in it and it was filled with that kind of soapy foam stuff that the fire department uses to put out smallish fires...it was pretty amazing.
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
wow cool, sounds alot more exciting then what i went through.
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Aurora-Marille Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006   Photographer
Wow, what an adventure...
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
:D kaboom! lol
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rapidograph Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
... aren't cars fun?


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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Photographer
esp those horrible american ones... :p
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