Maximum dumbth

Warning light on dashboard? Who cares? It’s my sacred honor at stake:

My Mazda has the check engine light on but for one of the catalytic converters, But the light started to blink just about 2 hours ago. I was on the freeway and an Acura TL raced me. I hit around 105 before the transmission wouldn’t shift past 4th gear (automatic) and by this time I noticed the check engine light blinking. I began to slow down and the light kept blinking for around 5 seconds then stopped blinking and remained solid. My question is, is there anything I may have damaged other than the catalytic converter which was already damaged?

Your credibility, which will never, ever be repaired.

Seriously, what kind of stubby-fingered moron goes impromptu racing when he’s already facing a repair bill?



  1. fillyjonk »

    5 March 2016 · 6:24 am

    I don’t know a huge amount about cars, but I was always taught: BLINKING LIGHT VERY BAD.

    And yeah, I have experienced a few of those “how DARE those drivers in lesser cars pass me!” people. Once or twice in my life, I’ve been treated to the sight of them pulled over by an officer of the law further up….

  2. CGHill »

    5 March 2016 · 10:46 am

    This is the whole plot of the Playmates’ “Beep Beep”: “For a Rambler to pass a Caddy would be a big disgrace.”

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