Got off work at 2pm (went in early). Went to Home Depot. Got 2x6'* to make ramps up the fence for my 13-year old cat, Griffen. Car started......barely, just like all week. Just had to get Bo and get the failing starter back to the house.
Shoulda left it running when I got Bo.
Got stuck there for over an hour waiting for someone (while I drank their beer) to crank it for me while I beat the starter with a hammer......AFTER I removed the splash shield. You know, the stupid splash shield the SSEi'* don't have. It'* a PITA when you don't have ramps or a jack, and you're wearing fairly nice clothes.
Just got the car home. This is the SECOND time the SLE has stranded me, thank God it wasn't at the coast last weekend.
Now I have two broken cars.
Going out right now to tear the top end off the Zilla and put last year'* top end on so I can work on the intercooler (leaking inside the LIM), and drive that next week.
Starter from Haro for the SLE should be here Mon/Tues.
I might have a car running by tomorrow. Sure hope I have food. Burger King is too far to walk.