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My Old Truck [Feb. 6th, 2009|05:08 pm]
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Nippy's engine is running roughly and I smelled gas when I took the cover off of the air filter.

I think they didn't get something set quite right at his last tune-up. I couldn't identify anything specific, but when I got him back, he just didn't run as smoothly as he normally does. Now it's gotten to where I'm pretty sure the mechanic will be able to notice it too. I hope it's an easy fix.

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[User Picture]From: curculio
2009-02-10 03:08 pm (UTC)

I forgot to ask

Was it an easy fix? What is the status?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-02-10 06:33 pm (UTC)

Self-Healing Machines

Gordon's couldn't see it until yesterday. So over the weekend, I pried the hood open and looked for obvious problems. I checked the oil (fine), the coolant (I topped it off a tiny bit), the spark plugs (he runs like they are connected correctly, so I just checked that they were correctly seated, and they were), and the air filter (I wasn't sure if they'd changed it, but they obviously had).

From what I could see, there was no obvious problem. Then, miracle of miracles, the next time I drove him, he ran pretty smoothly. Since except for a faint tick-tick-tick, and a slight whirr from the brakes as I'm slowing down, everything seems fine. Neither of those two noises is particularly worrisome, so for the moment I'm no longer worried about Nippy.

Maybe it was just a bad tank of gas or something.


Edited at 2009-02-10 06:33 pm (UTC)
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