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Old 02-05-2019, 02:26 PM   #12061
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That car ain't even broken in yet. Check your belts and hoses, and replace as necessary. Change your oil once a year at least, and drive it every once in a while. You may also want to replace the ground wire. That's all I can think of right now.
It also had necessary maintenance and servicing today.
I take it to a mate who is a mechanic and he carries out any work needed.
He also takes the car to the testing station for me.
If it fails the test, as has happened once or twice, he'll do the required work after calling me and then present it for re-test.
It gets driven once a week when I go into town for grocery shopping (twelve miles there and back) and there are the inevitable trips to the Doc for Dad which fill in the gaps.
I tend to charge the battery during cold weather the day before my supermarket run.
If anything stops me doing that Dad thinks that starvation will strike in an instant!
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:30 PM   #12062
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Never be afraid of old equipment, as long as it's maintained. Got a picture handy?
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:57 PM   #12063
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My 1992 VW Passat passed its annual test today!

Total mileage is just over 72,000 and I've only done 1,280 miles since the last test.

I hope that it survives another twelve months but if a sudden catastrophic failure is visited upon me I shall treat it to a day out at the scrap yard.



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Old 02-06-2019, 05:54 AM   #12064
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Never be afraid of old equipment, as long as it's maintained. Got a picture handy?
Apologies for the less than perfect photos which were taken this morning during the supermarket run...

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It's never going to win anything at a classic car show but condition is pretty good for its age so I'll keep it going as long as possible.

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Not the tidiest, I will admit, but hoses are all in good condition, no leaks, belts all OK.
The rocker cover gasket was replaced this time last year.

USP? It goes!
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:36 AM   #12065
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Carruthers (1992) has GrandCherokeeOne (1994) beat by two years.

Anyone have and older daily driver here in the Cellar?

I know Bruce probably has us beat with something, idk if it's his daily driver or not, though.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:17 PM   #12066
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Nope, my daily driver is also the newest at 2006.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:11 PM   #12067
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Today, I'm happy to be alive. Honestly felt like I was dying yesterday.

On January 26, after two days in the DR, I began feeling cold symptoms; scratchy throat, primarily. After two or three days, that turned into chest congestion. Another two or three days and it moved to my sinuses. That rotation has been going on ever since. Symptoms have been mild but ongoing for two solid weeks.

Yesterday, I woke up in a coma, or damned close to it. Full-on flu symptoms, complete with a splitting headache, chest congestion and heavy coughing, a chill that I simply could not quell, massive body aches, and utter exhaustion/fatigue. I managed to get out of bed and move to the sofa in front of the TV, where I stayed the entire day. Got up only to drink fluids, or soak in the tub trying to stop the chills.

This morning, the headache and chills are gone, body aches are nearly gone, but the cough persists, and of course, I'm weak as a newborn pup. BUT, I think I'm going to live, and for that I am happy.

I'll be seeing the doctor Monday afternoon. I set up the appointment on Friday because the never-ending cold was really worrying me. Now this weird one-day flu thing.

I'm convinced I contracted some sort of tropical cootie sickness that just won't stop. I'll be asking for a complete blood panel and whatever else is needed to look into that. Updates as they become available.

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Old 02-10-2019, 12:17 PM   #12068
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Did you get a flu shot this season?
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:18 PM   #12069
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:20 PM   #12070
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Do you have any fragmented memories of being probed aboard an alien spacecraft?
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:23 PM   #12071
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:41 PM   #12072
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It's good that you have a doctor's appointment. There's no law saying that if you catch something on the flight over that you can't catch something else while there too. The CDC has current info for clinicians on what travel related illnesses to look for.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destina...nican-republic
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:48 PM   #12073
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It's good that you have a doctor's appointment. There's no law saying that if you catch something on the flight over that you can't catch something else while there too. The CDC has current info for clinicians on what travel related illnesses to look for.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destina...nican-republic
This is excellent information. Thank you! I'll be mentioning this CDC page to my doctor.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:30 AM   #12074
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Did you knowingly (or UNknowingly) participate in any voodoo rituals?

Srsly, tho, feel better.

Soon.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:32 PM   #12075
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Did you knowingly (or UNknowingly) participate in any voodoo rituals?

Srsly, tho, feel better.

Soon.
I avoided all potential voodooism, as far as I know.

Still feeling pretty punky, and have really been taking it easy. Dragging myself to the doctor's office later this afternoon. Wish me luck!
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