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Ask Manly Manny: Woman’s husband maintained the wrong engine

Dear Manny,

My husband took the day off work. I got myself ready and headed out to my job. I only got a mile away and the car broke down—just sputtered a bit and died. It wouldn’t even turn over. My husband wasn’t answering his phone, so I walked home and found him in bed with the teenage neighbor girl. It turns out that this has been happening for a while. I am shocked—stunned!

What do I do? Please help.

Depressed in Waxahachie


Dear Depressed,

Wow! This happens more than you think.

First, check the oil and the fuel gauge. Make sure the lights work without the key on. Try wiggling the battery terminals, and check the belt on the alternator (or the serpentine belt if it’s a newer car). If this doesn’t work, you may have to call for a tow truck. I hope this helps, and let me know how it goes.

All the best,



Thanks to Jim for this Manly Manny post! 


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11 thoughts on “Ask Manly Manny: Woman’s husband maintained the wrong engine

  1. Maybe Manny should have also recommended she try yanking his dipstick a few times, and then check for oil after wiping it with 60 grit sandpaper?

    Posted by Arkenaten | October 6, 2018, 8:37 am
  2. Manny is spot on. Thanks John for the ping back.

    Posted by jim- | October 6, 2018, 8:42 am
  3. Lmao. Fix your car and keep driving.

    Posted by Michelle | October 6, 2018, 9:08 am
  4. Sounds to me like this young lady needs a new car.

    Posted by Tippy Gnu | October 6, 2018, 9:08 am
  5. Gosh car trouble is lousy. I’m glad you started this advice column so she has a good man to turn for help at a moment like this. 😂

    Posted by ellie894 | October 6, 2018, 9:12 am

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