Sometimes, $hit happens…

Well with all good things come some bad things…

Yesterday a good buddy of mine helped me get my exhaust system finished.. really happy with the way it turned out and more happy how it sounds… sounds really really good and aggressive which is what I was going for… yet a clean sound.

Today I finished up all the misc VAC lines to the WG/boost controller and lines to the VAC block and BOV.

Bled the cooling system (that was a PITA because everything was bone dry)… and took the car for it’s maiden voyage around the complex a few times.. All felt well and I needed gas so I put in the old headlights and just as I was pulling out of the complex I hear a bunch of noise from the front end.. looking back I was loosing coolant and the motor was vibrating like crazy. Pulled over popped the hood and found that the overflow hose was wrapped around the fan blade, multiple blades were missing and the brand new rad had major dents in the a few spots…

No idea what caused this. My guess is that the overflow hose that runs between the top of the rad and the fan shroud drooped down or something… the fan caught it and the rest is history.

Kinda bummed about it since the car was running/driving so well… tomorrow the new fan and expansion tank is going to be at the shop…

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