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#85714 of 91693 E350 UPDATE - STILL WAITING
Nov 19, 2012 (9:33 am)
Spoke with the Service Director this morning - he said the parts won't arrive until tomorrow from Orlando - 6 injectors and he also ordered 2 fuel pumps which the shop foreman said should be replaced as well. One fuel pump is the ultra high pressure one and the other is a "slave" pump from what he told me. The shop foreman indicated to him that when you have to replace all 6 injectors, it's also wise to replace the fuel pumps too in order to make sure the new injectors are getting correct pressured fuel.
When the parts arrive tomorrow morning, the shop foreman is actually going to work with the technician until the car is ready, which he expects will be tomorrow, late afternoon. He also told me if they can't get it done by then, they want me to come up early Wednesday morning and swap loaners - he said they just got in 8 new GLK350's which they just added to the loaner fleet. He said I would be more comfortable in one of those than even his E350.
Let's hope they get my car back to me soon - as you all know, it's like losing your wife or your girlfriend - you just can't manage well without them!
Nov 19, 2012 (9:37 am)
HBO had a new movie on this weekend called "Safe House" starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. It's about CIA operatives, etc. If you like to see 100 guys get killed in about 1 hour 50 minutes, not to mention those seriously wounded, you must see this one.
Anyone else see that movie - it was truly nonstop action and AK47/9mm Glock shoot-em-ups!
#85716 of 91693 Re: LIKE WE WERE SAYING ABOUT OLDER DRIVERS... [explorerx4]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:39 am)
You dad probably tells people, 'My son treats me like a dog. He take me out for a walk every day'.
*explorer, you hit the nail right on the head! If I didn't have Dad to walk, I'd have to get a dog, for sure!
#85717 of 91693 Re: 2006 Grand Marquis 4600 miles [robr2]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:43 am)
My FIL owned CV's for years and would put those and a luggage rack on the trunk.
My FIL was a great guy, but his taste in automobiles was abysmal- Park Avenues with cloth "cabriolet" roofs and gold trim. We were visiting him once, and my wife took our car to go have lunch with some friends. I wound up having to borrow one of his sleds to go pick up some trim parts from the BMW dealer. I parked it over a block away so I wouldn't be seen driving it onto the lot...
#85718 of 91693 Re: LIKE WE WERE SAYING ABOUT OLDER DRIVERS... [abacomike]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:55 am)
We went thru the same things with my FIL a few years ago. He lived with us for about 6 months until my poor wife just could not take it any more. We finally had to put him in a rest home.
He was there for 2 years until he passed. We visited every day, sometimes more than once a day but the more we tried to do for him the more hostile he became. Nearly all the hostility was directed toward my wife, so I became his main caretaker. They tell me that is typical. About all you can do is hang in there and do the best you can.
#85719 of 91693 Re: Mike [abacomike]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:19 am)
Tough not to be able to have some semblance of independence on my part.
I give you a lot of credit Mike, that isn't easy. I will say this, retirement homes aren't too bad, where the people have some independence, but my wife and I have each had one parent go to a nursing home, and that is just a fast spiral downward.
They seem to load the patient up with drugs to make them docile and so they will sleep most of the day away. It's depressing when you see people just sitting there in these places. My wife and I have a pact, that if one of us ends up in one, we slip the other one a bottle of sleeping pills.
btw...we also have another pact....we won't give the other one a surprise party.
#85720 of 91693 Re: 2006 Grand Marquis 4600 miles [isellhondas]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:22 am)
Can there be ANYTHING that looks more hokey than those chrome wheel lip mouldings??
What do you expect for $1600.....some nice mag wheels?
#85721 of 91693 Re: E350 UPDATE - STILL WAITING [abacomike]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:25 am)
8 new GLK350's which they just added to the loaner fleet. He said I would be more comfortable in one of those than even his E350.
I think I might be seeing a new GLK in your future, if it is as comfortable as he says.
You must be having a good time trying out all these different cars. Your brother will be impressed, you have a different car every time he sees you.
#85722 of 91693 Re: LIKE WE WERE SAYING ABOUT OLDER DRIVERS... [houdini1]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:31 am)
the more we tried to do for him the more hostile he became
That's interesting. My MIL just turned 100 and she just went into a nursing home one year ago, until then she lived in a 2 story house. She was totally independent and went to the gym 3 times a week, cut the lawn, shovelled snow etc.
In the last few months this very mild easy going woman fights with the attendants, has set off alarms when she has tried to escape a few times now, tells the staff off! The children who live nearby get calls all the time to come over and help, they can't control her.
#85723 of 91693 Re: 2006 Grand Marquis 4600 miles [robr2]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:54 am)
" Gentlemen of a certain age"
Oh, I know. Last week I followed behind a guy like that only this car was (probably still is) a Cadillac.
He had it all!
An aftermarket ridiculous looking padded vinyl top, ugly Vogue tires, phony trunk straps, hideous looking thick gold wheel lip mouldings and an added on
continental kit! This old man was styling!
I didn't know whether to laugh or vomit!
And, I'm sure he had 5000.00 in these "improvements" that would probably result in a 5000.00 deduction if he were to trade it in!
And I'm sure he paid extra for a "full sized spare" Old men REALLY care BIG TIME about those!