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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Oct 07, 2019. 16 comments

Why Does My Oil Look Like This?

Why Does My Oil Look Like This?

See that swirl? What’s up with that? There was a little bit of oil in one cylinder when I changed the spark plugs recently . Compression is good, though (140 PSI in every cylinder). Is it just some moisture because this sat for a while during the rainy PNW winter?

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Oct 03, 2019. 8 comments

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 26, 2019. 6 comments

DotS: Joseph, Oregon

DotS: Joseph, Oregon

oseph is a very small town in Eastern Oregon, in a valley nestled between the Wallowas mountains on one side and Hells Canyon on the other (well, the canyons surrounding Hells Canyon; Hells Canyon itself is fairly hard to get to). Here’s a couple of off-road vehicles I saw when I was passing through there last week.

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 14, 2019. 12 comments

So....

So....

Anyone else gonna be playing? I’ve got a lot of trip prep to do, but I’m gonna try to sneak in a few hours tonight and tomorrow. I’m playing on PS4, and my game name (or whatever the kids call it) is stinky_imp. Friend me, why don’t ya?

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 10, 2019. 8 comments

DotS Yesterday

DotS Yesterday

The second T5 AWD V50 I saw yesterday (other than my own); one pulled up in front of the restaurant where CoFL, Decay and I were taking a lunch break from the Oppo meet drive.

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 07, 2019. 4 comments

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 07, 2019. 7 comments

PNW Oppo Fall Chill Starts Tonight in Portland!

PNW Oppo Fall Chill Starts Tonight in Portland!

Hello everybody! I’m looking forward to seeing each and every one of you that’ll be coming out to any part of the fall PNW meet in Portland this weekend !

The first event is tonight at 8:00 PM at Fire on the Mountain on Burnside; a few of us (mostly locals) will be meeting up for wings, drinks, and puppy love.

The first drive is tomorrow’s Columbia Gorge drive (gorge pictured above). We’ll...

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 06, 2019. 5 comments

I’m In

I’m In

Now to hot wire the thing. That’s as easy as it is in movies, right?

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 05, 2019. 6 comments

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Sep 02, 2019. 9 comments

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 31, 2019. 1 comments

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Aspirational Heap Owner Aspirational Heap Owner Aug 24, 2019. 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 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 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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