Popular in Finland Today

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.

Oxygen Sensor Replacement

NewO2sensors

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. […]

More Trouble with the Coil/Ignition Module/Whatever

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,[…]

Why Not Spend the Extra $12?

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.

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Fuel Relays

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.

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What Happens In Your Differential?

I saw this post and had to share it. A lot of guys go to a lot of effort to modify their vehicles beyond how it was designed by the engineers. By no means am I saying don’t modify, or the engineers are always right. But they are paid a great deal of money and have gone to a lot of school to design automobiles. So I’d say trust but verify.

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