January 13, 2003
RovErica asked me while I was doing my duty of delivering her “taxi style” to another of her activities, “so, do you have any work to on the Rover?”
What a question. I knew I only had 5 minutes to tell her an answer before she got out
of the truck so I gave her a short list. To which she asked, “was any of that under the hood?”
Yes and told her which of the things would be under the hood. On the way home that got me thinking, that there is a lot to do on the Rover and I’m not doing any of it. You probably have a list of want-to-dos, have-to-dos, and should-dos, too. I encourage you to write it down and then let it eat a whole in you as you continue to ignore the work you have just made for yourself.
What follows is a list of the things I know about and should start work on when the days and funds allow.
In no particular order.
The cooling problem only raises it’s ugly head during the summer months in Oklahoma. I have done some work on this the last two years but have not found the problem yet.
I had a hose fail in the past. Now I have another leak but it has been too cold to find it.
The Big White Bus was driven by my daughter and the next day I had a broken lamp. Coincidence?
Want to add a trouble light I got off a 1995 GMC truck under my hood.
Heater never worked. A warm butt is a happy butt. Memory switches quit working. No biggy but annoying.
Has a leak. Actually the entire seal around the compressor is showing the tell tale green
ooze we put in to find the leak. Probably a new compressor sometime next year.
I know I should replace the shocks and the bushings. Ryan has suggested new springs too.
The exhaust is in bad shape. I forgot to include this on the list with the rest last week.
There is a mysterious leak that wets the carpet up front during the rainy months. Windshield is probably the culprit. I need to have it pulled and resealed.
So if you were wondering if you were the only one with a naggy list of Rover To-Dos, wonder no more you are among friends.