It was a crazy busy week in the Salon, and that's good because I have a mo-ho update.
Brighton Ford called Friday and informed me the transmission was shot.
I had 2 options.
They could pull the transmission, find how ever many parts failed, order new parts and rebuild the transmission. Or they could pull the transmission and replace it with a re-manufactured one, which would also come with a 3 year warranty.
The first choice would cost somewhere between $1500 and $2500, depending on the number of parts that they find that need to be replaced.
The second would cost $4000.
Since my mo-ho only has 46000 miles, the transmission shouldn't have failed to begin with, so I ask, "if you re-build the transmission, what promise do I have that other parts won't eventually fail, since apparently, it's a crappy transmission to begin with".
He said he wouldn't be able to promise anything, and that's why he recommended a re-manufactured one.
So despite the added expense, we decided to go with his recommendation.
And because of the unexpected cost, and the persistently high gas prices here in Michigan, we've decided to cancel our other 2 long trips we had planned, which was to Starved Rock in Illinois, and Pictured Rocks in the UP.
So now, I'll have more time to spend in the yard.
And speaking of the yard.....
Brighton Ford said they may be able to get the mo-ho done sometime next week. Since it looks to be a busy week in the Salon next week, it may be the following week before we get it back.
We'll see how it goes.....