Things have gone from bumpy to downright wobbly and concerning . So, i am about to drive 30 miles to my friend’s house to replace my wheel bearing tonight. Here’s hoping it doesn’t all fall apart on the way there. And hoping i can get it done quick.
So, i had to wait 2 hours in the lobby to get a loaner. They call me just as the service advisors are about to leave, and quote me $1000 to replace a single wheel bearing. The u joints weren’t even inspected. I am pissed. I took it in specifically to rule out drive line issues.
I have been noticing a vibration/bump at various speeds. I am pretty sure it is driveline or wheel bearing related. If the u joints are no bueno, toyota has an unlimited mileage warranty campaign on the prop shaft and u joints. Bad news is i have to pay them $150 to confirm/diagnose the issue. I hope they don’t give…
I bought a tent that fits in the bed of my tacoma. Setup was pretty easy, even in the dark. It fits the truck air bed and is well ventilated. The only issue i foresee: the rainfly does not fully cover the tent. Big nono for pnw camping.
The combine harvester demolition derby is 4 weeks away. The event has been a blast to attend in years past.
Again? Seriously?!? Really? Bring back article previews.
Hopefully I can drink myself into a stupor before I get violent. Details may come as Ihave a lot of unexpected free time now.
I have been having some weird health stuff going on recently. I didn’t think it had been affecting my work performance to a major degree. This week both my bosses have come to have a “talk” with me. Today when i left work one said he hopes i can get things fixed.
I am thinking of dropping the volvo in favor of a 2011 Tacoma ex cab 4wd with 5spd. It would put me on a 5 year finance plan, and likely improve my credit score in the process. Oppo thoughts?
After thinking things over, Iam coming to the realization that I am too poor to own and maintain a European luxury vehicle. This last incedent was the final straw, it’s time to get something else.
Threw a flashing cel followed by loss in power, inability to go above 45, and a rough idle that settles but still bucks in park/neutral. Theres some fresh oil by the timing cover and around the turbo. Theres also a cv joint, steering rack, oil filter housing, and transmission +angle gear assembly in that area. Most of…
Worked all last week with a mild cold, rested on the weekend and still felt like a shit sandwich. I go to the doctor and find out i have walking pneumonia and really low blood oxygen. I have to stay home for a week. I am not thrilled.
My dog is 1 year old today.
Today was beautiful. Stayed in a tent last night with the dog, went hiking before it got hot.
What make and/or engine would your critter be? Sophie could be a scoobaru with a flat four. She is low to the ground, makes growly noises when having fun, farty smells when her fuel is low,
So, she is mildly dehydrated and moopy from the heat. Vet says unless she starts coughing or expelling fluids, everything is good.
She has been floppy for the last couple of days. I thought it was just the hot weather. Today she doesn’t want to play. We are going to the vet in an hour. I will post an update.
This psa brought to you by Sophie
Combine harvester demolition derby. 6/9/18 Lind, WA. 31st annual. There is a small car show before the main event. And grain truck races.