In a twist that no one on the Earth could have predicted, the F-Type has broken. It's also filthy, but such is the life of an outdoor car in the winter.
Don't mind the squirrel, he eats the fuel lines in the El Camino. Bit of a dim bulb. Whole lot of chopping, not a lot of chips flying. I don't think he's got all his dots on his dice. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but I don't think the train is coming, if you catch my drift.
Instead of keeping all the coolant juices on the inside, some of them are getting to the outside. It's either the water pump, which would be about a $300 problem, or the coolant pipes (pretty likely) which is a $2000 problem. I have placed an order for new aluminum coolant pipes which the new-to-me mechanic said he would install for me.
He also said he wished he knew they were a thing as he just did the same job in his special lady friends' Range Rover.
I'm probably going to elect to make this a $2000 problem and replace everything because of there's one thing I like doing it's spending money.
Keep it pinned.
UPDATE: it's leaking under the supercharger according to the mechanic. Looks like I'll be getting some aluminum upgrades, assuming they actually ship at some point.
Another Update: As I know you are all on the edge of your collective seat, I have news: the new pipes arrived this morning as promised and I dropped them off. The mechanic was very impressed and was excited to install them so he can get pictures to show potential clients. He said he was going to order a handful to have in stock.
The grand total for the repairs (barring anything unforseen) is $1999. That includes all new seals, intake gaskets, thermostat gasket, two small hoses, and some other odds and ends. I was there at 10:30am and he hasn't started any work, other than having pressure tested it. He claims it will be finished by 6:00pm Monday evening. We shall see! I've been driving my dad's 2000 Tundra and it's a different experience than I am used to.