to wack the free-van down a notch,
releasing the Pandora's box
caused by un-maintenance.
I seriously take reliability for granted.
Check engine light...
Was this it?
Fortunately a shop friend has the OBD2 tester.
the dreaded p0308 misfire code.
Most likely a wet coil.
have the same ignition coils,
a trip to the junkyard was in order.
There are so many ford/mercs,
it is worth choosing a handful
of $13 used versus $60 new.
Plenty for backups.
I can't afford having fun if I don't scrimp...
with a beefy set of extended body springs.
and the rears have 6 leaves vs 4.
If they're still here at the 40% off sale
Perfect for hauling bricks!
The big box gives no work space.
Wasn't too bad,
however I did do it twice.
6 years in the sun,
looked like a landspeed race course.
Jason was saving up for his tire upgrade,
and I was gonna swoop in for his oldies.
$40 for a swap and balance.
Cheap cause the shop tools were quality,
no need to replace equipment every year,
watching how big boys get their chit done.
An air powered jack.
Lifted this rig no problem.
He hammered away at the bead...
I'm a pussy in comparison.
most likely you are too!