Monday, April 25, 2011

Gas Pump Activism

Not the usual "boycott the gas stations on such-and-such at date."


Monday, April 04, 2011


Yesterday I was driving on I-76 when I needed to hit the brakes because some idjit decided to pull into my lane ahead of me.  As I did something felt like it popped and the pedal went almost all the way to the floor.  At first I thought, “Dumb ABS” but then realized something was amiss.  Aside from having to push the brake pedal all the way in, the parking brake now won’t go off.

So after getting the kids off to school I took the truck up to the service station at the end of my street.  I wonder what this is going to cost to fix.

One very nice thing about having a 14 year old vehicle is that I have no car payments.  On the other hand, I had to have some suspension work done on it back in the Fall.  It may be time to start looking for a new set of wheels.


ETA at 16:30:

Well, there goes another $1600. It needed a new brake booster, a seal, brake lines to the rear brakes (which required dropping the gas tank), and brake fluid flush.  While the gas tank was off I also had them swap out the fuel pump since it has about 120K on it.