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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Walk in the dark



My van's been having issues due to a load of crappy diesel fuel. I thought the problem fixed as I went all the way from northern NH to Boston and back without any issues.

I was wrong.

The universe had a good laugh at my expense as the van died a little over 2 miles from my house. I tried to clear the problem but with no luck. Whatever clogged the line somehow made it past my transfer valve. No matter which tank I used it would feed into a plugged line.

Just to make things more interesting, the van died in the middle of a cell phone dead zone.

My lovely wife stayed with the van while I had a pleasant two mile walk in the dark to fetch her car.

At least it's off the road in a parking area where I'll be able to work on it. The job should go a lot better in the light of day.

At least it didn't die in Boston. That could have been nasty.

-Sixbears

7 comments:

  1. Better than Boston is right, but it was still bad enough.

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    1. At least my life is never boring.

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    2. In Boston you'd have been a thirty seconds walk to a restaurant and shelter and three minutes away from a tow. And there are no cell-dead zones.

      Last time I needed a tow I was two minutes North of Boston and the truck was there before I had time to hang up.

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    3. What kind of fun is that? Actually it would be in the middle of a narrow street and I'd be 40 seconds away from being murdered for blocking traffic.

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    4. Actually, i once blew a transmission in MA on my truck. Yes, service was there, but for the twice the flippin price -plus tax.

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  2. Maybe the van just has a french fry stuck in her throat! :-)

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