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    Default I lost my radiator cap

    Last edited by Jamal; 26-12-2011 at 10:05 PM.

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    You should not be able to drive very far without a radiator cap. The attendant stole it for sure.

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    I bought some cat-food recently.

    It cost 27 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamal View Post
    This morning I stopped at a garage to put petrol in my car. When the attendant checked my oil and water he called me to show me that my radiator cap is missing. He says the previous attendant probably forgot to screw the cap back on when topping up the water.

    It cost me R 220 to buy a new one.
    R 220 for a radiator cap.
    R 6500 for a new engine.

    Driving 20 km's without a radiator cap: priceless

    Sorry: Had to.

    Can usually pick these up at garages for a few bucks, they usually just have standard sizes so it might not fit.

    But either way: R 220 is way cheaper than a new engine ...

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    I always check that it was properly fitted as petrol stations cannot be held liable even for negligence on their side. (My boet in law owns one and told me to always check these things)
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    I check my oil and water myself.

    And I make sure the attendant replace the fuel cap after filling up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copacetic View Post
    I bought some cat-food recently.

    It cost 27 bucks.
    Really, what cat food did you get?
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    Had an issue like this once. The attendant didn't screw it on tight enough. When I got to work there was steam coming out through the bonnet. The water was boiling out onto the ground. Had to refill but ja, you just need to check some of these things yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Really, what cat food did you get?
    It was a 500 gram bag of Whiskas, thanks for asking.
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    check the surveillance footage and press criminal charges against garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamal View Post
    When the attendant checked my oil and water
    There's your problem, best to check these yourself and not overfill, use the correct fluids etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    I check my oil and water myself.

    And I make sure the attendant replace the fuel cap after filling up.
    Exactly. Why would anyone trust a petrol attendant with the health of their car?

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    I am constantly amazed that people will allow the garage attendant to check their oil and water whilst sitting on their fat bums in their cars!

    Water should ONLY be checked when a car is cold, and oil should be checked at the same time, then you know that it has had time to settle. There are so many stories of overfilling oil, and disappearing radiator caps, that it is quite pathetic.

    Unless you are a paraplegic, you should check your fluids yourself!!
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    Yep Also check everything myself.

    Don't put water in my radiator either, only anti freeze.

    I don't even let them take the petrol cap off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copacetic View Post
    It was a 500 gram bag of Whiskas, thanks for asking.
    I bought a 1.5kg pack of Royal Canin Yorkshire Terrier Adult dog food yesterday... Cost me R100!
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