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If you missed Part 1, jump over to that post and catch up (the link is after the break). Or don’t, this is still a free country, more or less, depending on who you ask. What follows is Day 2 of the Great Southwest Oklahoma Expedition! See there, this trip just got more awesome the more we drove![…]
I know this is a Land Rover site, and if you only tune in read about my exploits in my Land Rover, I understand if you don’t go any further…but I went out in my F150.[…]
It’s been a long time since I have posted. I don’t have to tell you what a weird world this has been the last year.
Looks like I’m pretty popular in Finland today. Hopefully it’s not a hacker trying to highjack my page. My genetic profile tells me some part of me is Northern European. So thank you to my distant cousins for visiting. Kiitos lukemisesta ja onnellisesta kuljettamisesta.
I’ve had some issues with the idling on the Big White Bus. Once she is warmed up when I come to a stop sign the idle drops to something like 300 rpms. And eventually she drops lower and finally dies.
I read online that the O2 sensors could be the culprit. I couldn’t remember the last time replaced the O2 sensors. I am not getting Code 43 or 44. As I am not driving her daily I don’t have a good idea what the gas mileage had dropped to. So I decided I’d spend the money and replace. […]
Ever jumped in your Land Rover and gotten this prediction? Such a classic picture from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985). Before Pee-wee took his bike out for a ride, he checked his fortune. You know the rest of the story….there’s no basement in the Alamo, Pee-wee’s prophetic words (YouTube), “There are things you wouldn’t understand, things you couldn’t understand,[…]
We’ve all been there. If you haven’t, you will. You’ve been stopped dead by a failed part. In this case my friend JagGuy’s wife. JagGuy was absent from one of our weekly lunches, this time he missed out on a greasy cheeseburger from Tucker’s. He was waiting with his wife on the tow truck to arrive to haul one of their Discovery’s to his shoppe for a repair.
Before I had the pad poured for the new shop, I was regularly starting the Big White Bus and letting her get up to temp. I even would take her out on short trips just to get the fluids circulating.
The Saturday before the crew was scheduled to come out, I went out to start the old girl and all I got was lots of turning but no starting. That’s right, she went from starting every time to not running at all. Being that we live in the “country” now my mind began to race. Parked vehicles are basically hotels for rodents of every size and shape.
I have ordered my shoppe. I went with a 20×30 foot with a single garage door on the advise of the Evil German Dude. He recently purchased another shop for his property and was disappointed in the two garage door version. The shop will need some fill dirt due to the slope in my yard.
All the other greasy fingered writings going back to 2007.
If this is anything like my garage good luck finding what you’re looking for.
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I’m a former United States Marine, a grandpa, a dad, and a husband. I haven’t aspired to be much in life beyond all that. That’s probably a good thing, because those four things consume my every waking thought. This blog is about my ownership of a Land Rover here in Oklahoma. I also occasionally blog about history, Oklahoma’s freakish weather, family, and even sports. My aim is to entertain and instruct when possible. I encourage you to comment or you can contact me by email at okierover @ gmail dot com or at the social media site links found on the blog. Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.
Bolting stuff on and off.
Getting the Big White Bus from point A to point B
Motor and Transmissions
Oily metal bits spinning and magic stuff happening
The key is to keep the magic smoke inside the wires