Beer and Antifreeze

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by JoeCamper, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. JoeCamper

    JoeCamper Eastern, Pennsylvania

    Jun 24, 2006
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    I can't help but to tell you a story about beer and antifreeze. I went to a job interview about 2 weeks ago and my check gauges 'IDIOT' light came on when only 2 miles away from the office. Temp was really really high. I went to pull over into a parking lot and POW! antifreeze all over the place. After a few choose words,<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Angry"> I looked under the hood and the upper hose blew off but didn't brake. I replaced the hose and had to fill the radiator... the only thing I had was an ice chest from flounder fishing the day before. I drained the water first, then a few small bottles of spring water and then added about 9 or 10 beers,<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_beer.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cold Beer"> washed my hands, put my dress shirt and tie back on and got my job offer. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile"> I started yesterday! Man, I could have really used a beer after that one.

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  2. Rustyk

    Rustyk New Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    CONGRATS on the new job. Hope its a great one.See you in October.

    Rusty, Paula & Nuts aka Zak
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  3. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    I hope the cops don't pull you over and give your TV a breathalyzer test <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_beer.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cold Beer">. They'll take it in for DUI.

    Camp Director
    "As God is my witness . . . I thought turkeys could fly."
  4. Cowboy Camper

    Cowboy Camper New Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ya could have used that beer....

    But you went and poured them into the radiator. What the hell!! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Question">

    Actually, Alcohol is a good Antifreeze in the Winter time. I'm not so sure on it's Boil Over Protection, but it must have worked out OK for ya. What a heck of a way to land a new Job.


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  5. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

    Aug 20, 2007
    Western MA
    Now the question is... Will you flush it out and put <i>actual</i> antifreeze back into it? <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud">

    Congrats on the new job!

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  6. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

    That's ALCOHOL ABUSE!!

    Congrats on the new job...and pay homage to the 'mother of invention'! I've heard of 'recycled' beer being used in radiators <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Shock">

    ~Cheers~ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_beer.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cold Beer"> Ðigger
    '04 Fleetwood Westlake (StonyBlue)/'02 Ford E-150
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  7. dplanetta

    dplanetta New Member

    Aug 5, 2005
    Sydney, Nova Scotia
    That's Just too funny!

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  8. mgwerks

    mgwerks New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Not alcohol abuse. What it is is 9 or 10 beers gladly sacrificing themselves so that he could get a job, enabling him to adopt many many more of their kind.

    1999 Jayco Eagle 12SO pushing a F350 PowerStroke CrewCab 4WD long bed monster

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  9. bgcumb

    bgcumb Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    I Just can't figure it out the tv veers to the left then to the right then back to the left ...Lol

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab Hemi
    2003 Bonair 1010

    Edited by - bgcumb on September 10 2008 13:16:10
  10. Big_kid

    Big_kid Virginia Beach, VA

    Jan 13, 2008
    Congrats! Awesome story!

    Me 66, DW I value my life, DD 96, DD 00, DS 03
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  11. EBR

    EBR New Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    AWSOME....Genius....Thats all I can say

    01 Montana,89 Starcraft NOVA..ME,My WIFE,and 2 BOYS
  12. Noni

    Noni See ya' out there !

    May 30, 2008
    Herndon, VA
    LOL... funny. I can picture you dumping beer into the radiator....

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    see ya' out-there !
  13. mortonlykeleigh

    mortonlykeleigh New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Seems to me there was a similar situation in an episode of M*A*S*H. But this involved Klinger, Potter, a sniper, a case of wine for Winchester, and a dry jeep...

    '08 Fleetwood Saratoga
    '02 Ford Explorer a/k/a Betty Ford
    '90 Ranger, a/k/a Robert Red Ford

    Edited by - mortonlykeleigh on September 12 2008 11:11:27

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