Plans go awry…
When I met my friend Shannon she had mentioned we should do some hiking. We made plans to meet at her rig yesterday. After agreeing to it, I was checked my schedule and decided that would not work so I called her and took a rain check for Saturday instead.
My “Check Engine” light of my Samurai had just come on and I wanted to verify that all was OK. I had checked the manual and it did mention a few items that had to be checked at 80,000 miles. The light came on exactly when it turned 80,000.
I wanted to have a Suzuki dealer check it out. As you must know by now, I am not a mechanic by any means. I made an appointment for 1:00pm and took it in for normal servicing.
When I got there I mentioned that my “check engine” light had come on exactly when it turned 80,000 miles. The write-up guy told me that had nothing to do with it and there may be something wrong. Then I had to wait while there mechanics took over. I was fearing the worst.
About 2 hours later they came and told me they finally figured out why my check engine light came on. It was because it turned 80,000 miles and it was alerting me to take care of a few items. DUH! That was just what I said wasn’t it?
I have to have an oxygen sensor replaced. What the heck is that? The mechanic said it was a sensor that goes in my exhaust. I will do some checking on it. Does anyone know what it does and why it has to be replaced? The cost for doing the 80,000 mile check-up will be $670. YUK!!!
I will buy it right now…
I saw the mechanics checking out my Samurai real close. Then when they drove it up to me the guy offered to buy it right on the spot. This is the 4th time I have had people offering to buy it. These little cars are very popular since they are 4 wheel drive, very light weight, great gas mileage and make great tow vehicles for us RV’ers. There is no way I would give it up after looking so long to find it.
Getting really hot
The temps are now in the 90’s. I haven’t run my A/C yet but the Fantastic Fan has sure helped to cool the place down.
Hiking on Saturday
I will travel over to Apache Junction on Saturday and do some much needed hiking. I am really looking forward to it. I will take my camera to get a lot of pictures. STAY COOL!!