Ever "confess" to something that you didn't actually do? I did....

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
June 30, 2007 6:12pm CST
Whether you thought you really did it or as a way to get out of what you really did? This week my van died again. All I know is that it suddenly lost power, popped and sputtered and then stalled and wouldn't start back up. As I walked up to my s/o's house (luckily it wasn't that far) I prepared myself to admit to him that I must have run it out of gas. I know he hates that. I was sure I had plenty still in it but it's behavior seemed to say otherwise. I told him it was out of gas and that I'd get his son to help go get it. That way he could stay sleeping and wouldn't have to deal with it. He was annoyed as was to be expected but too tired to get angry about it. I apologized several times anyway..... It wasn't really out of gas though. I'm off the hook! I shouldn't really be happy about that since now we don't know what is wrong with it but at least I didn't run it out of gas! I bravely confessed to something I didn't do and have now been proven innocent! CHEERS FOR ME!!! So now it's your turn...What DIDN'T you do?
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
1 Jul 07
If it is acting like it is out of gas it could be a plugged fuel filter or problems with the fuel pump among other things. They would make it act this way. I have had both of these things happen to different cars that I have owned and thought that I must have forgot to get gas. I can't think of anything off hand that I confessed to but didn't actually do. I am usually guilty of everything I confess to, and more.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
1 Jul 07
The pump is still running and is only two months old roughly so I doubt it's that. It could possibly be an issue with the filter. A friend of mine with the same type of van had a similar thing happen to his once though and he went through and changed all of that stuff and then some but never got it running again. This one has honestly not been the most reliable vehicle anyway. I've had it a year and a half and in that time it's broken three rotors and worn out two others, broken a tie rod, gone through 4 sets of front brakes, blown out a back brake line and a front caliper, had a fuel pump quit, the heater fan quit, the back door gets stuck, the spare tire fell off, my speaker wires keep coming loose.... I'll stp now lol before get any ideas. We have to keep it because it seats 8 people. Our other vehicles only seat 5 each, not enough for our family.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Oh my, it sounds like you have had more than your share of problems with this one. I had a car that sounds a lot like this. I had bought it used from a mechanic down the road. I figured that he must have fixed things up just enough to sell it. I had it into the shop 13 times in 12 weeks for one thing or another. One day I just got tired of all of the crap. I went to leave and the car wouldn't start. I decided that I didn't care what was wrong with it, I wasn't fixing it. I sold the car for $50, and made the guy who bought it promise not to tell me what was wrong. I have a feeling it was something minor, but I wasn't about to put another cent into it.