Ok, short report.
check the fluid levels for oil, brake, and water and they were fine. Except for a big spider being near the oil thingie. Ewww! Hosed my engine down to get the spider away from the oil tube so I could check the level. Added a little bit of fluid to each but not much. I think that’s good news, right? Means none of them have a tube that leaked emptying it out? oh well, we’ll see soon enough. My engine leaked oil before (four years ago) so I was expecting it to be out of quite a bit of oil so was surprised. I didn’t have to add any oil at all.
Carol suggested I call my insurance and see if I have towing — if I do, they can come out and put air in the tires. That would be great as they are low. I’ll check tomorrow. I don’t know if I can use it on a car that was dead before I restarted the insurance. The insurance company is going to pick up the silver car on Friday.
Can’t find my racket wrench set with the small mm thingies. I think the battery screw is 10mm? so I’ll just by one socket wrench that size tomorrow. I think I left one door not fully closed so I might have lost my charge, though, darn it.
Cindy said to check my wires and bushings. Have no clue what a bushing is. Sounds like a bird. So I went to Wikipedia to look it up and saw this picture which makes me think of spark plugs. Wiki also said “In electric power, a bushing is an insulated device that allows an electrical conductor to pass safely through a grounded conducting barrier such as the case of a transformer or circuit breaker. Bushing is made up of Porcelain material.” Spark plugs are often made of porcelain, right? I do need to check my spark plugs. I’ll do that tomorrow too so if I need replacements, I can get them the same time as I get the socket wrench.
I’ll also see if I can’t find my book i bought on the car. It’s one of those fix-it-yourself books. I bought it ages ago so should have it somewhere. I really need to reorganize the house so things are where I know they are rather than in places where my dad and mom used to keep them. It’s a pain to find anything that’s not in my bedroom.
So ends day 2. Not much but at least I keep plugging away. Can’t believe I can’t find my socket wrench kit . I loved that little black box and have had it for decades. I know I brought it back with me from California.
Oh yeah, still looking at cars on craigslist. I saw one I liked and no contact info — you just have to use the craigslist email thingie so I did. Seems too cheap but I’d like to take a look anyways. It’s a minivan and would be perfect for a roadtrip with two cats who hate each other.
Bushing, Wikipedia. Photo by Alexy Namidov on Wikipedia.