Another observation for the life on the move series
- Shade tree mechanic. I learned awhile ago that I don’t really like tinkering on things. Especially vehicles. I know how to do all my own work on my bike but it’s not my favorite past time. I’ve never done any of my own work on vehicles because (a) I have no interest and (b) I’ve never really needed anything major done on my cars despite the fact that I’ve always bought used (even salvaged) or gotten them as hand me downs…they’ve always been relatively trouble free. But I now know way more about my truck than I really ever cared to. I can change a headlight bulb (its not as trivial on this truck as you might think). I understand the exotic exhaust system, the unique “regen” process and the bad downpipe joint that causes smoke. I know where the HVAC blower motor and the “resistor” is and how to wack the motor to get it to run. And now I know where the fuel filter and WIF (water in fuel) sensor is…and I think I may be able to change it myself next time. Oh, I also know where the odd numbered glow plugs are and the AC condensation outlet are.