July 3rd, 2003


Wrench Time

Well, in a few minutes, I'm going to start working on Molly. I suspect that I'll be doing this all day as there are many random little things that need to be done. Changing the motor oil and filter , transmission filter and fluid, gas filter, air filter, and check for any other random things that may need fixing.

Generally, I enjoy this stuff, but this time around it's a bit eh, since I am doing this to see if I can avoid a trip to the mechanic's and I figure there is a 50/50 chance that this stuff will resolve the problems I'm currently noticing in her. Eh, we'll see.

Anyways, time to go be a grease monkey.
  • Current Music
    Reverend Horton Heat - Fucked Up Ford

Tactical Miscalculation


My yard has a slight problem. The driveway doesn't quite get enough shade during the afternoon. This made working out there rather difficult/impossible. I had grown up working at my parent's place where my big annoyance was that there was no nice place to work on the cars. This meant that you had to just park yourself under a tree and get to work. Now, I have a very nice setup for doing the work, but it's not properly shaded. I'm going to have to do something about that.

I did (stubbornly)stay out for a while but eventually I punted for a bit and just as I was heading out because I saw it was getting cloudy, it starts to rain. Yup, rain. So yeah, today it was either hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk, or time to place an order for an ark. Great... just great...

Eh, the rain shouldn't last very long, but we'll have to see how much daylight is left by the time I can work out there again.

Fortunately I did get some of the stuff done, but I still need the 2 big items. So far it looks like all the parts are correct so I really just need to figure out how/where I'm going to collect the used oil, and I need to find my oil filter wrench. Fun Fun Fun.
  • Current Music
    Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll