I sure as shit ain’t wasting my time on that useless bullshit, I have other plans instead.
I managed to get the oil changed in the Bronco yesterday and it only took two trips to the parts house, even though I already had the oil sitting out in the garage!
I use STP oil treatment in every vehicle I own and have for decades.
The shit works.
Unfortunately, I was out.
When I got this Bronco there was a big tote in the back full of all kinds of crap plus a whole bunch of quart bottles of various lubricants all over the back seat and on the floor.
There was also a powerful stench inside that would knock you over every time you opened the door. I finally tracked that down to a quart bottle of synthetic gear oil that had fallen over and leaked all over the fucking place, from one side of the rig to the other. I still have to try and get it out of the carpet behind the front seats.
Amongst all this crap there was a brand new oil filter so I assumed it was for this rig.
Ford made a bunch of different size oil filters that all had the same threads and would interchange if you knew what you were doing and this one at first glance looked like the shortest version so when I went to the parts house, all I got was the STP.
You can guess what happened after that. It was the wrong fucking filter and wouldn’t even screw on so I had to go back and get the right one. I have no idea what it’s supposed to fit so I chucked it.
I had forgotten how much fun it was to get the filters out on Ford’s 4 wheel drive rigs but I eventually got the whole deal done and the tools and everything put back away.
Since I have to do these kinds of things out in the street, I lay down a junk tarp and then park on top of it in case something goes awry so there isn’t a big mess on the pavement.
So that’s done. There are all kinds of little piddly things I need to do to this thing so I am hoping that while this stupid football game is on , everybody else will be busy and won’t be fucking with me, because I could give a rats ass about it in the first place and could use a little peace and quiet.
I have had some things on my mind lately and need it to sort shit out in my head. I am going to leave my fucking phone in the house, turned off, to facilitate doing just that while I’m out piddle fartin’ around out in the garage.