It was another hot Saturday in Central Oklahoma. The temperature made it to 102 F in Norman. Even with the temps as nasty as that we don’t stop work because we might get a little sticky and sweaty. We just turned on the fans and opened up the doors. The Evil German Dude had us[…]
Sorry for the post drought lately. I finally have a new job and haven’t had much time to do much of anything Land Rover. I ordered a CV joint and some other bits to sort out the axle problem that I referred to in Front Half Shaft Oil-Seal Failure. I thought they’d be in[…]
I can’t be the only person who gets that special warm feeling inside when all the tick boxes are filled in on maintenance. I love it when I’ve gone over my Land Rover and done all the maintenance. Fluid and filter swap for the transmission. Also a fluid swap for the transaxle and viscous coupling[…]
I was under the hood looking for my power steering leak and noticed my cooling fan was cracked. This is the third failed fan. So annoying.
As you know or may have read, if the cooling fan fails while you are driving down the highway catastrophe ensues. My understanding is it destroys most everything under the hood. I’ve even heard of a bonnet damaged so much it had to be replaced.
My options are… […]
Why am I counting in French?In Cherokee it is tsoi (pronounced “joey”).In German it is “Dieses mal war zu viel”. And in any language it is “one too many times”. I went back to Osborn Radiator for the repair. It is also the only place in Oklahoma City who still repairs radiators. As they have[…]
If you are a regular reader you will remember, or perhaps you will not, that I found the broken shock mount back in July 2012 when I was working on the steering box. At the time I did nothing about it. As you can well imagine that would come back to haunt me. While driving[…]
Seriously, how did this person not get a ticket? That’s just totally unsafe. The weight alone on the van had to make that classic Ford Econoline virtually undrivable at highway speeds. It was basically scrap metal strapped all over this rig. The interior was also loaded with trash. Looked like it had Mexico plates. What,[…]
What a wonderful thing Google is. I thought this was a really funny picture. My friend the Evil German Dude (EGD) came over on Sunday and wanted to scout some new places to ride his evil ATVs. He owns one of these, a Suzuki King Quad 700.And in true German fashion he has already modified[…]
November 4, 2005Gas mileage down, Disco search haltedEGD stated that the BWB has a nasty odor coming from her. Coincidentally the gas mileage has dropped to 13.5 from the 14.5 and 15 mpg I was getting. I expect she is running rich and will need the oxygen sensors replaced, again! Discovering a DiscoveryMy dear wife,[…]
October 14th, 2005Charging problemsAll of a sudden I have a charging problem. Everything was working fine. I leave my lights on one time at work and drain the battery to zero. So I get it jumped and it manages to get me home and such. So a week later I don’t drive the BWB for[…]