Another Bad Vacuum Pump

Not my first rodeo replacing the mechanical vacuum pump.  Here’s my post on the subject: http://boondockdad.com/vacation-save-or-how-i-repaired-bad-brakes-300-miles-from-home/ from last year. But, I was a little sceptical it was the vacuum pump, again.  Bad power booster, or check valve will have same symptoms.  So, this time I checked what kind of vacuum the pump was producing. The ‘thumb test’ Read More…

F.ound O.n R.oad D.ead

Since the Airstream is in the driveway being serviced (see previous post), we had to find someplace for the Econosaurus (our 15 passenger FORD E-350 Power Stroke Diesel) since leaving it in the street on a trash pickup day would not only inconvenience the garbage men, but get me a $25 fine. No problem, my Read More…

Roof Maintenance

Nine years between roof maintenance is probably pushing it. But, to be honest it looked pretty good. Sort of. Anyhow, scraped the old off and cleaned up with mineral spirits using lint-free rags.  Didn’t do the fixed skylights because I want to swap them out with Maxis’. But, rain gutters/rivets, fantastic fans, vent stack, fridge Read More…