||[Nov. 6th, 2008|11:46 am]
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In spite of the fact that we took a giant leap into The Future earlier this week , some things remain the same. Since I wimped out on buying a new car last year, my old truck needs some old-fashioned repairs and maintenance, to wit:
new valve cover gasket
new o-ring for the distributor
new brake rotors and new pads
new alternator belt and power steering belt
an oil change
The big ticket item is the idler arm. It's loose and may need to be replaced. The idler arm is a part of the steering that sounds pretty important. It helps keep the truck stable during a turn. But it will be hard and expensive to find a replacement. It will take at least three days and cost about $350 parts and labor. But I don't want my idler arm breaking, so I will probably get it replaced.
The truck also needs a new air filter and a section of air duct that fell off replaced, but I can take care of those myself.
Nippy is love.