TARDIS repairs complete.

  breakdown cooling_system cpu maxtemp repairs tardis thermostat uh_oh

After a surprisingly short period of time, I found out what happened to my car when it broke down a couple of days ago.

As it turned out, the thermostat which regulates the cooling system went bad. What happened was that the thermostat erroneously decided to start reading MAXTEMP (which would mean that the engine block was about to melt down); it dutifully sent these messages to the microprocessor controlling the engine. The CPU erroneously decided that the cooling system had fouled up in some unspecified manner and commanded the water pump to start feeding coolant to an overflow bottle …

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