Friday, June 15, 2012

Tune up: <$100 & <2 hours.

I tuned up the new (recently purchased) car today.  New rotor, cap, air filter, gas filter and sparkplugs.  Now when you start it up, you can hardly tell it’s even running, and the little hesitation it had going from a stop is gone.  Yea!

This is why I like old cars.  I couldn’t even find the spark plugs on my 2004 Subaru, and if I had taken the time to locate them, I would have had to be a contortionist to change them.  Some new cars you literally have to lift out the engine to do a tune up.

It took me less than 2 hours, and that included running down to the auto parts store to buy all the stuff.

I also ordered the new back lights for the car.  The windstorm last week took out the back driver’s-side tail light, so I knew when I bought it I would have to try to find one.  (Right now I have that tacky red tape over it so at least the brake and signal lights work.)  I went online and after a half hour of searching, the only one I could find was on eBay, and it came in a pair, for $100.  So I’ll have an extra passenger side lens, never know when it may come in handy.