Saturday, April 21, 2012

Running lean in a Tahoe

On the way home the other night, our 2001 Chevy Tahoe started chugging and hesitating, as though it didn't have quite enough fuel to perform as requested.  Plugging in my OBDII scanner indicated that, sure enough, two diagnostic trouble codes had been triggered that indicated the engine was running leaner than it should.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On the road again

My 12-year old son has been riding a pretty cheap, 20" bicycle for a few years now.  It works, but it's not fancy.  He's dreamed of having a suspension bike, but chooses to spend his money elsewhere.  Last week, I was out at my parents' farm, and saw my little brother's old Mongoose full-suspension mountain bike sitting beside the barn with other discarded bikes, where it had sat in the rain for at least a couple years.  Dad was going to take the lot to be recycled, but asked me if knew anybody who'd want the Mongoose.  I almost didn't let him finish his sentence before I loaded it into my truck & brought it home for my son.