Category Archives: car

Misery

Sunrise on Cemetary road Up in New Mexico now in the pickup with 5 dogs. Drove up to Chama – a lot of snow. Transmission went as I tried to make a 3 point turn on cemetary road in Apache … Continue reading

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Tuning up the hood

Tuning Up The Hood – Oil change   I was having a lot of problems opening the hood of my truck.  I thought that maybe the cable was broken.  The problem became more critical when I began to notice that … Continue reading

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Opening a door – disconnect from the bar

Problem:  Driver’s side truck door will not open from the inside, forcing driver to crawl out of passenger side.   Solution:  With 20/20 hindsight, this problem should have been approached with a manual.  Disassembling the truck door panel is kind … Continue reading

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Brake problems

The other day a little dog ran out in the street right in front of my truck.  I slammed on the brakes and came within inches of hitting him.  There were actually 2 loose dogs on the busy street.  So … Continue reading

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Sparkplugs and birds

Kinda cool.  I was thinking about the car noises and found a bird in the signal !!!!   So, first the new insight.  8 cylinder (yuck, but it made my mom happy, and since she was with me, very tired … Continue reading

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Sonic Visualizer

Downloaded the free sonic visualizer, and uploaded the car_pb.wav sound file into it.  A little bit of playing with the values and using the playback feature to listen and pause the sound when I hear the noise that I want.  … Continue reading

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Car problems

Just after that last post, literally as I left the library parking lot, my "service engine soon" light came on, and the oil pressure gauge starting reading high.  The car was running really unevenly with surges.  Oil pressure is reading … Continue reading

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