___That hurts! I must have missed the accident details in the Yahoo Honda-Hybrid forum so please update me … It looks like you slid underneath an 18-wheeler’s trailer or a large boulder fell out of the sky and hit the poor little thing?
___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
Well, it wasn't quite an 18-wheeler, just a Civic. I was on a very short on-ramp, looking over my sholder for a split seconf to get ready to merge, when the car in front of the Civic stopped short. There was nowhere to go!
I'm hoping the ABS is ok, it looks like it only got pushed back. That's an expensive part!
Will keep you posted as I asses the damage better...
Looks like there will be welding required. The houslng of the ABS modulator is cracked, I hope it still works! I'm not terribly encouraged right now...
But I think I know what caused the smell and smoke when I tried to run the engine after the accident: an AC tube got pushed in, hitting a pulley from the utility belt. The friction when it ran must have caused it to burn a little. So I'm still confident the engine is OK.