I don't know if this thread subject has been tried here before, but
let's see how many others are willing to tell the truth on themselves
SWMBO bought herself a preowned Buick a little while ago and yesterday I
treated it to a new set of wiper blades and decided to check the fluids
under the hood for her.
Every car we've ever owned before had the coolant overflow bottle up
front near the radiator, and the windshield washer fluid reservoir near
Alas, her Buick has those containers in just the the opposite locations,
and so I dutifully topped off the coolant overflow bottle with
windshield washer fluid.
I recognized my brain fart when I next went to check what I thought was
the coolant overflow bottle and saw an "squirter" icon on its cap. The
bottle I'd just misfilled had no icon on its cap, but it now has the
message "COOLANT, DUMMY" written on it in marking pen. <G>
Fortunately the coolant overflow bottle's hose connects to a nipple on
its bottom so I was able to pop off that hose and drain my mistake into
a couple of coffee cans, then refill the bottle with antifreeze.
(W1BSV + Brass Rat \'57 EE)
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