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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 24, 2019 at 23:10. 3 comments

Reminder: PNW Fall Chill in Two Weeks in PDX

Reminder: PNW Fall Chill in Two Weeks in PDX

The time is fast approaching for the next Oppo meet in the beautiful land that is the Pacific Northwest. We’ve got a fun couple of day trips planned with long dinners in the evening to enjoy some of the excellent food & drink Portland has to offer.

Work has been killing me so I’ll be brief: I’ve set up a discord server that you should all join so we can coordinate and find each after we...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 12, 2019. 3 comments

New Truck on the Block

New Truck on the Block

Although not actually new: apparently the owner has had it since before I moved in (over a year ago), but it’s been in the body shop for a long time.

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 12, 2019. 1 comments

Spent A Little Time Working on the Truck Today

Spent A Little Time Working on the Truck Today

After I had finished most of my errands and chores for the day and gotten Ravna good and tired for the afternoon, I spent a couple hours working on the truck.

If you don’t remember my post from last week, the background is that the truck doesn’t seem to be running well: it makes a weird noise for a few seconds after startup, and the old spark plugs don’t look ideal. In particular, it looks...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 09, 2019. 3 comments

Rock Auto Haul Got Here Fast

Rock Auto Haul Got Here Fast

A bunch of stuff for the truck. The obligatory tie rod ends (minus sleeve, which is coming from a third warehouse), spark plugs, EGR valve (thought mine was maybe a bit stiff and I have been smelling some fuel), spark plugs, filters for the injectors and a whole bunch of gaskets plus new regulator for the throttle body.

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 05, 2019. 8 comments

Why Do You Suppose My Spark Plugs Look Like This?

Why Do You Suppose My Spark Plugs Look Like This?

I’m finally starting to turn my attention towards the ‘92 Chevy pickup I bought a year ago. It has lots of issues to sort out, but right now I’m focused on trying to figure out what’s wrong with the engine.

It runs a little rough, will stall out trying to drive the power steering pump at idle if you crank the steering wheel all the way over to one side while sitting still, and makes weird...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 04, 2019. 14 comments

Changed the Oil on the V50 for the First Time

Changed the Oil on the V50 for the First Time

I paid a shop to change the oil right before the spring cruise, and with that trip and all the others it had racked up 4,500 miles on conventional by the time I got back from Banff, so it was overdue. It burned about 3/4 of a quart that I refilled on my way back, but even then, the engine had started to shudder very noticeably for anywhere between five and twenty seconds after a cold start.

I...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 02, 2019. 4 comments

Hour Rule

Hour Rule

interestingly painted Corolla

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 02, 2019. 3 comments

So It Turned Out This Is How You Get Firewood in Canadian National Parks

So It Turned Out This Is How You Get Firewood in Canadian National Parks

There’s just this giant pile of cut logs (that’s been laying out in the rain, naturally) near one loop of the site. Drive on over, scramble on a not totally structurally stable pile of wood rubble to find ones that aren’t so wet, and chuck them in.

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 01, 2019. 7 comments

PNW Fall Chill: Itinerary

PNW Fall Chill: Itinerary

The Oppo PNW Fall Chill is on September 7th & 8th in Portland, OR. That’s a bit over a month away! My apologies for not posting about it for two months, but it’s still on, and now I have plans for what we’ll be doing.

Friday, September 6th

For local folks and anyone driving down on Friday, we’ll be meeting up for food and/or drinks at Fire on the Mountain on E Burnside St (which is the next...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 20, 2019. 1 comments

Some Photos from Today

Some Photos from Today

Today Ravna and I drove (well, I drove, Ravna rode) from Portland to the small town of Cranbrook, British Columbia. It was the longest driving day so far for both Ravna and my Volvo: 9 hours and 540 miles. They both did a great job!

Here’s some random shots I took throughout the day, in chronological order:

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 18, 2019. 1 comments

Hour Rule DotS

Hour Rule DotS

Had to reach way back in the vault for this one (I’m pretty sure I didn’t post this one already).

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 16, 2019. 4 comments

DotS From the Vault

DotS From the Vault

Super orange, super blingy baller pickup (I think GM?)

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 15, 2019. 7 comments

The *Real* Story of My Day with Wrong Wheel Drive (41%)

The *Real* Story of My Day with Wrong Wheel Drive (41%)

I took a business trip down to Irvine again this week, so in order to make up for being in Irvine most of the time I took Friday off so I could go carve some canyons with Wrong Wheel Drive (41%). Here’s how it went!

I surprised even myself by rousing myself at 5:00 AM with little difficulty, and I was out on the road by 6:00. There were more cars out here than I expected, but that’s what they...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 15, 2019. 1 comments

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 15, 2019.

Hour Rule

Hour Rule

Caught the Overland-oriented Delica in my neighborhood again, about a month ago.

Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 15, 2019.

First Frost (for Me) on the New (to Me) Volvo

First Frost (for Me) on the New (to Me) Volvo

Had a great time meeting nine other Oppos & friends tonight. Looking forward to the May cruise even more now! Sleep well, everyone.

Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 14, 2019.

DOTS

DOTS

The owner of this old thing seems honestly very fun.

Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 14, 2019.

Skid Plate Installed

Skid Plate Installed

Well, it took nearly an hour of me and my Dad figuring out how to brace a nut tucked away on top of the radiator support where we could barely access it, but the V50 is now ready to take on what the Forest Service labels as “high clearance” roads.

Long story short about the installation is that sometimes a box end wrench is exactly what you need, and I am terrible at realizing when that is the...

Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Jul 13, 2019.

Yeezy

Yeezy

Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed in it?

–Kanye West

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