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weather freakishness & pickup update

Okay, a few days ago in Kansas, we had tornado watches. Yesterday we had temps in the 80s. It's warm and raining right now.

Tonight? It's expected to be 30 degrees (Fahrenheit).

Ice on the roads the night after people were running, sweaty, on those same streets in shorts and no shirts.

In other news, I replaced the fuel pump on the pickup truck (roya_spirit decided an old pickup was too much work for her, so it's mine again) and discovered that the problem with its running at high speeds was far simpler than that: The fuel line simply seems to be blocked. *sigh* Why didn't I start with the easiest thing? No, I started with the most-complicated fix, rebuilding the carburetor; then replaced the fuel pump. Now I just need to replace the cruddy old fuel line and that ought to do it.

Ah, well, it'll be all fresh and new fuel-supply-wise.

Best,
Chris

Comments

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jamer_31
Apr. 3rd, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
see now if you had done the fuel line first it would have been the fuel pump that was the problem. cause its always the last thing.
mckitterick
Apr. 3rd, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, y'know, there is that. And it's always the last bolt that is stuck or rusted.
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cba1282zyx
Apr. 3rd, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Its kind of like that sayin' "It was in the last place I looked" on "It was the last thing I fixed that made the truck work."
mckitterick
Apr. 3rd, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
It's a lot like that, actually. *g*
silverfae
Apr. 3rd, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Aye,.. damn fuel thingies!

Maybe now it'll be back to being the good ole buckaroo it was. so Yay!
mckitterick
Apr. 3rd, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
That's my hope!
kijjohnson
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
So how many vehicles do you currently have? :)

At least it's practice, right?

mckitterick
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
No more than usual... for Spring *g*
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