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Old 04-02-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy Day one with the bonneville....

I just got my bonnie back after waiting over a week for a new fuel pump, sending unit, and lines. Well, I'm driving around town and everything is perfect, fresh tank of gas, car wash, and a lovely lady in the passenger seat. Cut to me driving down the highway, stuck between cars doing 70, guess who'* lane has a pallet in it? If you said mine, you'd be correct, i couldn't swerve and it was too late to hit the brakes when i saw it (11pm=dark). BUMP BUMP, I pull off at the next exit to check my tires, they're fine, but the puddle of gas under the car indicates a different problem.....Whatever i ran over smacked the gas lines, thus the cause of the leak. Less than 12 hours with the bonnie and shes gotta go back to the shop. Lucky me.
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Sorry to hear about that. Any body damage at all?
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Go figure. At least you didn't get hurt and the damage to the car is minor.
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Fail. That sucks man. Maybe one of these days you'll get to enjoy your bonne for a whole day
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that sucks man! but atleast ya'll are ok and the damage is minor.
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i can relate! when i bought my new Bonneville. i couldnt drive it for about a week because i bought it with "one" bad brake line which turned into all the brakelines were bad. after replacing all of em. and bleeding the brakes twice i was still only getting front brakes. then i pull into the parking lot at AA and my shift linkage fell apart. i paid for a month of insurance and drove it for like 4 days.
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Devin;

Many people are killed every year across the US due to road debris and unsecured loads. This had all the earmarks of ending as a tragedy, rather than a nuisance.

Glad you and your lady are okay!
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no body damage, but the bracket the lines were running through is pretty much done for. Thanks for the concern guys, it means a lot. She should be all fixed up and ready to go this afternoon.
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