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Uping y Hood Yeah, look who that guy is. Well this is fun. Check this out. I Uh, finally put this thing back together and I was driving home and it dumped a bunch of coolant out everywhere and started to overheat.

So I am now stuck at a 7-Eleven and I have no car parts and I brought minimal tools with me I have a hammer and a 7 mm socket and a E, Torx and a ratchet and that. Yeah, I don't have much for tools here. um back seat I don't even have uh seats in there. So ah, now I'm in for it.

Yeah, there's no seats in the back seat Stay Stay Run okay. Got that and I have no tools back here because I cleaned everything out. Uh, the issue that I have is those heater hoses right there. That's a new one and this one got a new connector on the end of it which I don't know if we can see but yeah, it's it's way way back in there.

See that little bit of silver shininess way back there? No, you can't Anyway, there's a connector back there that connects uh, that heater hose to the heater core. I think we can see it from here. Forgive the low light and all that good stuff. Anyway, the thing, uh, does not attach very well.

you can feel it click on and it does have some positive engagement, but uh, well, it comes off Under Pressure So since I have limited resources, I went inside of the store and I got some tape. What I'm going to do is I'm going to tape this hose to the other hose in an effort to kind of keep them together so one of them can't slide off and then pop off of there and I'm going to refill my coolant back up again. uh, with some jugs of water that I got also inside. They had coolant in there, but it was like $26 a gallon and that's redonkulous.

So we're not using that coolant in there I'm just using that and then I'll drain it and fill it later on. So let me throw some tape on this and I'll see if I can't lip this thing home now in order to kind of get a good angle for the dangle. so to speak on this tape I need to get that uh, transmission dipstick tube out of the way. and basically what I'm going to do is I'm going to take those two hoses, pinch them together, and then just tape them up and hopefully the tape will have enough fr on it to prevent uh, the thing from coming off again.

I don't know if it's going to work, but it has to because I'm exactly halfway between my house and the shop and I have really nowhere else to go except forward. So I'm just going to fix this right here right now with some Scotch tape. It's packing tape so it's probably not any good and then, uh, hopefully I can get this thing home I'm going to need to leave the radiator cap loose so it doesn't build a bunch of pressure inside because the thing was fine for 10 15 miles or whatever. And then once it built pressure, the thing let go at a red light and then the low coolant warning indicator became illuminated on my Escalade dash cluster.

And well, you all know the rest of the story here we are. So I Don't expect this to last very long I Just hope it lasts long enough to limp this truck back to the house and then maybe one more time back to the shop afterwards. we'll see what happens here. Tape is installed and a second piece going in just for good measure here just to just so I Feel a little bit better about this, uh, parking lot repair.

They didn't have any zip ties or electrical tape so all we got was the packing tape. It is what it is. Okay, so now both of those hoses are tap aped together I'm giving the one a good tug and it's not coming off. so I I Think that's going to be okay for now.

let's go ahead and refill the coolant and get out of here. This is not going to work, but that is ha. Who needs a funnel? Gug gug ging Number two. Are we full yet? Please tell me we're full I Don't want to go buy more water.

seems not full yet. Will this thing pump out 5 gallons of water? It lost all the water. Oh I think we're there. All right? Okay, let's go back inside.

restart the engine Purge this out some and then uh I think we're good to go here. Beginning engine restarting sequence alarm Yeah I think I need another gallon Yer gallon number three Loud noises yeah it's getting dark. Need to get out of here I Was going to get home early today and now I'm I'm doing this. Oops Is that enough? Yep, sure is.

Okay so I can't allow that to pressurize cuz if it pressurizes when it heats up, it'll just blow the hose right back off. tape or no tape. So I'm just going to leave this thing I even know how I'm going to put it on I'm starting to seal. Yeah I think that's probably good.

Okay, throw these in the back in case I've got to do this again. which I hope I don't because I don't even have a flashlight I brought nothing and you go back there. Okay so I found the Achilles heel here. it's that stupid replacement metal connector I put a metal one on there cuz the plastic ones were all like yellow, tinted and super old and I thought the metal one was going to be better but it turns out it's not.

So I Learned: let's get out of here fat. X Gu is looking at me weird cuz I'm talking To myself. ha that was funny. Okay 3M Tape do not fail me.

Temperature is manageable. low coolant warning is not there. yeah that's still there I'll fix that later. All right, let's get out of here.

I Will let you guys know if I make it or if I don't make it. so I only have like one more gallon of water and about 20 miles to go. So I'm going to be real gentle with this thing and try to not build any heat which means I need to stay out of the power which means I need to turn down there we go turn down the pedal monster so we have no additional power creators activated fingers cross. Let's see what happens.

So sad it's in stock mode. Oh no. oh well. all right.

so far so good. still not building heat. Okay okay I smell coolant but I think I'm going to make it has not overheated and I've got like two more miles to go. we're almost there.

Almost all right guys. I'm in the home stretch I'm on my road nearly there I still smell some coolant so it is leaking but the heater is still working and the gauge does not say that I'm out of coolant yet So uh I think this is going to be a Successful Failure for the time being I'm going to have to go home, put more tape in it, and then drive it back to work tomorrow. so I can get the proper piece and take away the metal piece that I thought was going to be better than the plastic piece that we put in. but it's not better cuz it doesn't stay connected and uh yeah.

So um, thank you guys for watching this short video. I'm going to go ahead and close this one out right now. Hope you enjoyed this video. Let me know what you think about this situation and uh, aftermarket coolant parts or whatever in the comment section down below.

See you guys later in a video in a transmission in a day.

100 thoughts on “Mechanic states: stranded! needs gas station repairs! no resources”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glenn Beadshaw says:

    I'm surprised at the mechanic who decided not to do a high temperature pressure test on his repair before allowing the truck out of the shop LOL

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walk2fish says:

    No fun being broke down. I’m glad you figured it out made it home.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan Tench says:

    Wow! No one was willing to drive you back to your shop and get your tow truck? You are Rayman’s Repair! Guess you need a TV ad so everyone knows your name Ray!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars glenn schemitsch says:

    A RoadKill bush fix on the road! I had to tourniquet heater hoses and use ditch drain water once.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Raday says:

    Ray, you're a man after my own heart I always find a way to get it home alive 😅

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Hyzy says:

    At least you're safe. We never really know how well a part will work until we try it.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert zdanko says:

    just goes to show you things happen and it does not matter who or what you are or do, luckily Ray, you have the knowledge to do a proper repair and the tools and shop to make it a breeze to to do it . these are the times that keeps a person humble and also shows the type of good individual you are.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sir Uncle Ned says:

    For future reference: you should use distilled water to top up coolant so you can avoid mineral buildup. But you are also a mechanic who can fix those problems so it’s not such a big deal for you

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Teleha says:

    Nice fix for dumb problem! Surprised you don't carry a small set of tools in the back. I always have duct tape, zip ties and set of tools in my Jeep just in case! Glad you made it home though!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sleddarcheddar says:

    Man…I was on my way home from a trip 5 hours from home with my 03 2500hd pulling my enclosed trailer and one of those stupid plastic heater core nipple to disconnects exploded dumping all of my coolant. I had a bunch of tools in the trailer luckily. Also luckily a good samaritan stopped and gave me a ride to the local parts store which I called and had everything waiting for me when I got there. All in total I was down about 35 minutes. Still was one of those "oh shit I'm many hours from home and this potentially is going to be one hell of a tow fee" as I originally thought my radiator blew before opening the hood.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roy Gayton says:

    I truly think they should add a roll of duct tape and some zip ties to the spare tire compartment. It would be used 100x over the tire. Thanks for sharing your fix and expertise as always. Sometimes it just needs to ‘get you home’. 😀. I was super proud of my daughter utilizing zip ties and duct tape for her unplanned off roading repair until she got home.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wolfguardian says:

    Nothing more maddening than to try to do a job right 'n the parts fail….

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jo Sta says:

    This video was sponsored by Evian 😁

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Costakis says:

    Reminds me of my last year of college in 1973 when I had my dad's 1965 Buick LeSabre. Great car, heavy, fast and a fantastic people hauler with a huge trunk. I would advertise weekend rides home which was about 100 miles, charge $10 or $15 round trip and fill the car with five people. It was an easy 85-90 mph cruise down the interstate. The only problem was the constant breakdowns but I had a trunk full of parts, and tools and really became an expert at roadside diagnosis and repairs. I can't imagine trying to do that today.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelli Smith says:

    Fixed it with a fohking pencil !

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark smith says:

    You was on it straight away cool hope you make work shop in morning.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob M says:


  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark sexton says:

    I've been there before Ray. Glad you made it home

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Butchcub75 says:

    dat suks! glad you made it home.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jochen Stacker says:

    I remember having a pinhole in a coolant hose in my car a few years back and hadn't noticed I was slowly losing coolant.
    It finally overheated on the motorway miles from anywhere and i had nothing at all with me for repairs.
    I stopped on the hard shoulder, called a few shops but no-one could be there any time soon. So I walked up and down and found a small discarded plastic bottle and a trough of water for cattle in a field about a half a mile away. I had to walk back and forth quite a few times to fill up the car a half a liter at the time, but that also gave it time to cool down.
    It took me over an hour, but i got it refilled and the coolant loss wasn't bad and it got me home.
    Turns out a coolant hose was rubbing on the fan belt, just a tiny little bit, but that caused a pinhole that always let a bit of coolant escape.
    After replacing the hose, the problem was solved.
    That car always had something wrong with it, it left me stranded again in the motorway a while later because a fuel line was drawing air and diesel wasn't delivered to the engine.
    That one i couldn't fix, it spend weeks in a small garage and they wanted to fire the parts cannon at it, new sender unit in the tank, new high pressure fuel pump, new injectors, the funny thing is, none of that would have solved the issue.
    Funnily enough it was the main Ford dealer that found the problem with the car and fixed it quick and at a reasonable price.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clinton Turner says:

    I love watching this kind of video 😊.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Alford says:

    Parts these days just SUCK !!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Alford says:

    Parts these days just SUCK !!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars loki asguardian says:

    RIP head gasket

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EricV says:

    It always sucks with the aftermarket part that's supposed to be an improvement turns out to be a cause of problems. Be thankful you didn't lose the engine with a catastrophic failure at speed in a worse spot. Safety wire? Some discussion with the manufacturer of the metal part is in order as well.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shrodingers Chat says:

    Hafta channel your inner Derek Bieri.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Xilebo says:

    Almost like you could use a tow truck.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ianriggs says:

    that is a shitty situation man. I havent even finished the video but i hope that worked

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirk Creger says:

    Those metal fittings aren't always better than the the factory plastic ones. The plastic ones probably lasted 100k miles.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ianriggs says:

    If only you had duct tape. It fixes everything

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Miller says:

    I would tow you home, I am in Katy Texas it could take a while for me to arrive. LOL I hope you’re roadside repair works.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kaafromoz says:

    Scotch Tape the multitool for anything as shown here, well done on getting the beast home mate.
    Keep Safe Keep Strong 🦘🦘🦘🦘❤❤

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher McGilton says:

    You needed to call Wife Unit to bring you the tools to fix it 😀

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carsten Ehlert says:


  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars boeli space says:

    had one time rub a belt trough radiator hose. fixed with 2 hose clamps and 1" hose pillars and connector from boatshop. had only my pocket knife with me. just before i had complete set of tools in the car for 2 weeks after heads repair. Took them out as was leaving for airport then when I returned this happend. So not happy but fix stayed in place for 2 years until I sold it.😁

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevo says:

    thankyou Ray,,that was a close call..😰😨,,have a good weekend,👍

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars boeli space says:

    Freedom factory came to mind when stated in the middle.
    Nice thinking with tape.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2eagle86 says:

    That's why I always pressure test new hoses and fittings on my customers rides to see if any defects occur before long drives

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Muehlen says:

    Too bad you don’t know someone with a flatbed tow truck.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl Hutchinson says:

    I've one gallon of water and twenty miles to go sounds like the start of a country music song. 🤣🤣🤣

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nmsidewinder says:

    Thats a Chevy for ya. It has major problems pop up at the worse time. Had a use 2001 Chevy Malibu that was a nightmare car from hell. Lol