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Friday, 1 October 2010


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2054 - Productive afternoon

I changed the oil in the Blazer this afternoon. Yay.

While i was waiting for it to drain, I stopped to think about the last time I did an oil change in a road vehicle. The best I could come up with was something around 25 years. Ever since the rise of Jiffy Lube and the like, it was worth it to me to have someone else do it. Well, not this time.

The other thing I accomplished was to replace the rear speakers in the doors. I'd pulled one panel off to see if I could find a noise, and while I was there, I got curious and pulled out the meter. Sure enough, there was no sound coming out of that speaker because it was open. So I took a quick trip to the local car sound store and spent $100 on a pair of Alpine speakers, yay. Got those installed, too. Might get industrious in a few days to see why the front driver's side speakers are dead too.

location: 56031
current mood: [mood icon] accomplished

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From:spc476
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Why wasn't Jiffy Lube worth your time this time?
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From:jmaynard
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Because the closest one is almost 50 miles away. I'd been using local repair shops, but they need appointments and charge more.
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From:pharwarner
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It always impresses me that Jiffy Lube let you drive in have your oil changed without an appointment. I remember KT mentioning that once and I was amazed. Out here it's usually a matter of booking a week in advance and paying $95.

It reminds me of a sketch from a local comedy program back in the 80s that summed up mechanics in Australia. An Australian foumula one drive screams in to the pits, and three greasy mechinics stalk out, rubbing their oily hands on rags. "New new tires, eh? Hmmmmm.... Big job, tires... Can you come back Thursday?"
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From:jmaynard
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It always impresses me that Jiffy Lube let you drive in have your oil changed without an appointment. I remember KT mentioning that once and I was amazed. Out here it's usually a matter of booking a week in advance and paying $95.

Seems like there's a business opportunity there, eh?
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From:heliumbreath
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The way of things like speakers and motors is that often the thin magnet wires will fatigue and break off at their terminals, so one might check that.

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