Heidi Hetzer World Tour - Update #13

"Thar She Blows!"
Adding insult to injury, the constant overheating problem has been traced back to a blown head gasket. It completely sidelined the Hudson which had to again be towed. Thankfully, Heidi abandoned her thoughts about dumping in a can of Bar's Leak. For those of you who have no idea what that is. Bars Leak is a 100 year old chemical formula. You pour it in the radiator. The combination of heat and pressure forces it into and stops the leak...but it usually clogs up the rest of the radiator at the same time. It does nothing for a blown head gasket.

Parts to correct all current mechanical issues are on their way, but Heidi has not found an applicable shop where the work can be completed.

The delays are going to eliminate the leg through Russia and will likely cut short the travel in China. At this time, Heidi must wait for her visa to become effective before she can even enter China, so the wait for parts is not all that bad.

All of these recent changes seem to have had a humbling effect. In her own words (though translated) were, "Yes, I'm a dick head. But I have to prioritize now. If I do not want to spend the winter in Mongolia, there is no other way. I'll drink a vodka now."

We think she's coming around, but only time will tell. Until, the next update, Garagistry out.

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