Whoever said I should check the carb float on the Civic’s Weber, I hereby award 10 internet points. It was very out of spec. Hope that fixes it.
AC on that car is COOOOLD. It also has a thermoswitch that cycles the compressor to keep the system from freezing up and I gotta say, the compressor is off more often than it is on. Then again it is a cool day today. The car does, however, idle like shit with the compressor on. The factory setup used a vacuum switch…
Low pressure switch was flaky and the high side schrader valve was leaking slightly. Cheap and easy fix, thankfully!
I knew adjusting the timing on the Civic and then driving it to work was dumb. That didn’t stop me from being surprised when, after entering the freeway, it lost power and started acting weird. Well ok... not surprised... annoyed.
My cars are in an odd state of disrepair these days, so I thought I’d run some fun fleet facts.
The standard Instagram offroad/overland/safari build starter kit is pretty simple: questionable lift, big mud tires, matte paint, lots of lights, bull bar, and a roof rack. I think we all secretly love these builds. Unfortunately my quest to turn the Wagovan into just that has gone awry and I need your help!
But I’ve decided not to tell anyone the color until the reveal. Bull bar and roof rack are also on order. Dipping is planned for either the 23rd or the 6th. This is going to be silly.
This is why I love Oppo. Between two mechanics, my friend group, a lifted Civic Facebook group, and TireBuyer customer support, “Jeeps Beemers and other fun things,” was the first to solve it. The Civic was pulling to the left due to... *drum roll*
Oh boy has it been a big couple of days for the Civic. It all started with an alignment. After putting the new wheels, tires, and tie rod ends on, I took it in for an alignment. Everything was green. Except the car was pulling to the left. Hard.
About four times in any given year I end up in the middle of nowhere in an unreliable car and no cell signal, usually doing something dangerous. This is apparently my new hobby. As such, I’ve been thinking about buying a personal locating beacon, or PLB, to save my bacon when my luck runs out, but there are so many…
You ever write a long, detailed, well researched oppo article... only to find out after you’d finished that there is a way better article available if you’d bothered to google the right terms to find it? Yeah... me neither... >_<
Still hard(ish) at work on the video editing for the last road trip. Trying to keep the length down and the interest up. Also trying a new tactic with my music mixing, doing all of it at the “master” level rather than the sequence level. This should allow me to have the music flow a little more organically, feel less…
One of the worst parts of my job is the commute home. It isn’t far and it doesn’t take very long, but depending on when I leave there are a few nasty problems. (Sorry, boring personal post. Have a pupper.)
At long last I am finally actually working on the video for our overland cheap car challenge. This one, episode four, is likely to be the best as it covers us driving to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. At our furthest point we were 80+ miles from the nearest paved road. I just finished with a draft of the opening…
[Update] Just picked it up. Super happy with the people I took it too. Friendly car guys, plus $100 all in for oil change and front+rear alignment. The oil change was $10 because I brought the oil and filter. Just look at those numbers!
“Detached Garage/Shop Needs TLC”
After a good showing in January, my February Amazon order reduction has... not gone as well. My goal was a 15% reduction in orders (quantity and cost) and I exceeded that in January with a 52% reduction in the number of orders. February, however...
His WRX had to go back yesterday and his wife told him enough dicking around, so he had to choose. He chose this:
New wheels and tires look great... but there is something seriously wrong. Over about 50 the steering wheel starts shaking and the car starts to feel unsettled. Thinking it is the garbage wheel spacers (new ones were delivered today) but could also be the alignment.
Despite sitting in the back of the garage receiving no love, I am gearing up to do work on the Alfa. Tl;dr: The Alfa is getting a new top!