Blake: I am the brother of a crazy truck driven’ mother! Boogity boogity boogity
Marc: You should sing for a living, audiences will really cheer when they don’t have to hear the song anymore.
Blake: Shut up.
(Shortly after the temperature gauge went up to operating temperature, the screaming sound from the radiator fan resumed)
Marc: Well, there’s that scream again.
Marc: How the hell is that good?
Blake: Rules out the fan pulley bearing, which would also be the water pump.
Marc: How would the bearing be silent until the fan engages?
Blake: It’s amazing how much difference an extra load on something makes.
Marc: So what now?
Blake: The way I see it, two things will happen. Either the fan clutch will seize and we’ll have the fan constantly on. In that case it would create a drag at higher speeds. Since a lot of these trails are lower speed off-road courses, That’s no reason to worry.
Marc: And if the fan clutch fails but stays loose?
Blake: Then we lose most of our cooling at low speeds, but I’ve got a thing of JB Weld in the glove box that I can use to permanently affix the fan to the pulley, which would be the same as the other situation then, so there’s still no reason to worry.
Marc: And if it instead breaks apart and we lose the fan?
Blake: Well, then there are still two things that can happen: Either we retrieve the fan and piece the whole assembly back together, we’d lose time but we wouldn’t be out so it would be foolish to worry. Or we lose it entirely, then we’ll be too busy swearing and being pissed off to worry anyway so why worry?
Blake: I’m just glad it’s not the water pump, that would be a little harder to deal with.
Marc: Hey, there’s that team Arstotska up ahead.
Blake: Ooh, did you see that jolt?
Marc: They’re stopping. Looks like they’re getting out to check their car.
Blake: Let’s see if they need any assistance.
Marc: Looks like it, one of them is on a phone:
(The Enforcer pulls up to the stranded Team Arstotska and learns of their predicament. Marc grabs a few bottles of water and a bag of Doritos and hands it to the team.)
Marc: I’m sorry it’s not much, but hopefully should tide you over until the tow truck arrives.
(The team then moves on)
Blake: Man, that’s rough.
Marc: At least they have a tow truck on the way.
Blake: I was feeling a little confident about this trail, I’m gonna keep a sharp eye out.
(Along the way, Team Outriders catches up to Team Mountain Pass in their trusty blue Bogliq)
Marc: Ah, the dudes in the Bogliq.
(Blake revs up the engine and speeds past the Bogliq, A bold move given the terrain and the shape of the car.)
Blake: He he, let them eat our dust… wait. Is that smoke?
Marc: Shit! Pull over, flag them down!
(The Outriders flag down the Team Mountain Pass to direct their attention to the smoke coming from their car, Blake runs to the trunk to grab a small fire extinguisher)
[I leave this portion open to HighOctaneLove to RP. We offer our assistance]
(Team Outriders arrives at Goose Lake)
Blake: Ha ha, I don’t believe it!
Blake: Just look at the car, I mean look at it!
Marc: I don’t see anything.
Blake: Exactly, twenty five miles of overland Hell, and we power through unscathed! I am the man!
Marc: What are your thoughts on the fan issue?
Blake: I’m gonna pop that fan clutch out real quick and take a look, see if anything looks unusual.