"Why men should not write advice to the lovelorn"

Discussion in 'Humor' started by Southpaw, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2007
    "Why men should not write advice to the lovelorn"

    Dear Walter: I hope you can help me here. The other day, I
    set off for work in my Volvo 1800 leaving my husband in the
    house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a
    mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car
    shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's
    help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in
    our bedroom with the neighbor lady. I am 32, my husband is
    34, and we have been married for twelve years.
    When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they
    had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him
    to stop or I would leave him.

    He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he
    has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him
    very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has
    become increasingly distant. He won't go to counseling and
    I'm afraid I can't get through to him anymore.

    Can you please help?

    Sincerely, Sheila

    Dear Sheila: An 1800 stalling after being driven a short
    distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine.
    Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line.
    If it is clear, check the vacuum lines and hoses on the in-
    take manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of
    these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel
    pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the
    carburetor float chamber.

    I hope this helps.

  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    I dunno, sounds like an alternator problem to me. Maybe just a bad battery terminal. Really very simple to test...

  3. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    If you out do your neighbor at satisfying your husband, he will buy you a new car.