Well, friends, after years of homeopathic medicine, I had to take Lenny to a real doctor yesterday. It seems he had a leaky gasket that I would have really enjoyed fixing myself, but I just don't have the time these days. I think it would have made for some good experience but it would have probably taken me 2 or 3 weeks. And grad school is a busy time. Plus, it's cold outside.
So, I went to a mechanic that I think I'm going to like. The place is right up the block from my house (by the bus stop I used to use, so it's an easy walk) and very quick. I took Lenny to him on Monday morning before work, and by Monday evening he was done.
I'm hoping that this is the end of Lenny's problems. He's a good car, he just breaks down a lot. It's not his fault.