We're getting used to lying in bed till the sun kills the the chill in the air. It was 8:30 when Sam called to let me know that the mobile mechanic was ready to roll, so we rolled out of bed at 9 o'clock to get ready. Got breakfast out of the way and it wasn't long before Jason pulled up behind the White Lion.
The first thing Jason had me do was turn the key to on while he hooked up his computer to the engine. Then he pushed the Start button that is located back by the engine and would you believe it started right up. There must be a Gremlin somewhere that just doesn't like me.
Still smokes, but it runs. Since Jason was here, we changed the oil, replaced the same sensor just in case it was clogged but had loosened up. Thought I would do it while Jason was here. Three hours and $1300 later, Jason was gone. Expensive oil change, but wanted to feel I had done everything possible before calling it quits. He also cleared all codes so I am ready to check them when I get to Quartzsite and hopefully, no codes pop up.
We also noticed a leak had sprung in the plastic antifreeze overflow container. Luckily, it was on top and only leaked when the engine heated up. I put Epoxy on it and should be ready to go by morning.
In the morning, first thing, I'm taking the WL over to the tire shop for four new rear tires. Hope it is not for naught, but I would rather spend the money than have a blow-out at 75.
Kay was busy most of the day on the phone taking care of business but she came out late in the afternoon to put up another security camera. The only thing I did was hand things to her while she did all the work. She doesn't trust me on a ladder.
It sounds like things went pretty well getting the oil changed and actually starting up. Hopefully it will start up tomorrow for the early trip for tires. It's a good thing you're there to give Kay tools and moral support. Looks like she'll have those cameras up in no time.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. She doesn't mess around. I think her niece can take over my job when I leave.Delete
Sounds like so far so good. Fingers crossed you do not have a long wait in the morning and you and Yuma are out of there and moving west.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Hope it starts in the morning and we'll go from there.Delete
It sounds great. Doug! You will soon be on the road with new tires and a smile on your face. Maybe a couple of extra pounds too from Kay's good cooking!ReplyDelete
Hope so. Time for the good times to roll before Kay has me hooked here forever 😌Delete
Great to hear that you got the WL started and the oil changed. Hope all is well in the morning and you get the tires changed early. Off to the Q after that, safe travels. Looking forward to seeing you down the road.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bill. Hope things go smoothly from here on.Delete
Good luck. See you soon.ReplyDelete
Hope so. At tire shop now.Delete
75!!!!!! You're pushing that old gal pretty hard. Definitely new tires are in order. Hey, it's only. money! At least you can get one last big hurrah in before you have to scrap her. I'm hoping for some extra good luck and you'll be back on the road.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. I'm hoping so too. Hate to put all this money in it to just quit on me. Can't take the money with me.Delete
I agree with Nancy! Don't do 75!! Hopefully she starts this morning and you can get on with your adventure!ReplyDelete
Started fine. After tires I hope I get to put some miles on them.Delete
Nancy: when you said "75!!!!!! You're pushing that old gal pretty hard." I thought you were talking about Kay. Sorry. PhilReplyDelete
That's funny, Phil. Hope Kay doesn't read the comments.Delete
Love when all works as it should.ReplyDelete