It’s that time of year when things start to freeze to death. I noticed on my ride in that my car is blowing out moderately warm air. Plenty of air being moved so I’ll replace the thermostat and see if that helps.
As many of you know I drive a beater Ford Taurus. We’ve bonded and I love it so I don’t want to hear any of your nonsense about it being crappy or boring.
Jumped it and let it run for 20 minutes. It didn’t look like it was charging but I needed to go to work so I took off. I only got about 100 ft (30 meters) down the road before it died and I coasted to a stop on my neighbors yard. Probably the alternator.
I figured out that if I worked a few extra hours of overtime and I can make what I’d pay my mechanic to install my rear struts. My fronts took me all day to do and I hear the rears are worse since they don’t turn.
My heat shield fell down and has been rattling on my exhaust. This was annoying so I decided to fix it.
Achievement unlocked: rust holes.
Hoping these will quench Bullmobile's hunger for front tires.
Went out to my car this morning and the mechanism on the drivers door froze so that it out not latch. Usually I just wiggle the latch and everything starts working. After 15 minutes of messing around with it I got fed up and punched the dash. This cracked the dash and knocked the stone I have hanging from the mirror…
UPDATE: It is the coilpack.
They told me that my alignment is good already, but I'm eating tires because my springs are tired. I can either replace them or drill out my strut plate so that they can adjust it.
Beater status activated
She asks me what car will I driving?
Found someone selling the Haynes manual for the Bullmobile for $5 in the town I work in.
Just paid 1/6 of what I paid for my car for new brakes all around and a drivers front wheel bearing. My mechanic regaled me with every thing that went wrong. Stuck caliper, frozen cylinder. So glad I didn't try to diy. Also I am more confident in a professional brake job then my own. My wife will not be pleased, but I…
Dropped the Bullmobile off at the shop today. The brakes are starting to grind and the front rotors have been warped for a little while. I could easily do the front but I'd rather get a non-life-threatening-stab-wound then mess around with drum brakes. Therefore I will pay someone to fix the front and have them check…
Scheduled my wife's Soul for an alignment tomorrow. That means she will drive the Bullmobile to work and I'll take the Soul.