[DMCForum] Re: Antifreeze Tea Party
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[DMCForum] Re: Antifreeze Tea Party



If you work on cars long enough you will eventually end up with a face
full of something, or wipe it with fluids on your hands, or eat with
them on your fingers, etc.

Interestingly automotive grease/grime is what I call "clean dirt"
because biological organisms (germs, viruses, etc) can't live in it.
Haven't you ever noticed that when you cut yourself on a car the wound
never becomes infected?

Gear oil does have a very distinctive odor, doesn't it. I've never
owned a cat actually, but what I thought was spilled gear oil in my
friend's truck turned out to be where the cat wet. Smelled identical.
Ever since I've equated the two.

But you've got to admit that burned transmission fluid smells worse.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxx> wrote:
> Bill, are you actually suggesting people go out there and learn what
all
> this stuff tastes like?!
>
> On an amusing aside - I picked up a partially assembled manual gearbox
> which has been in the back of my Xantia for a week now. Dave came back
> this afternoon having got something out of my car to report that it
> stinks (it has been sitting in the sun). I guess my car now pongs of
> cat's piss. Yummy. Been driving the D since it became legal again on
> Saturday! Unfortunately it doesn't have the boot space or do 650 miles
> on a tank. (68 litres, diesel)
>
> Martin
>



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