I don’t know why I am telling this on myself, it’s typical fucking mechanic behavior.
Maybe as a warning not to be like THAT GUY.
The weather finally cleared up and hopefully we are all done with that cold and snow bullshit.
Fuckin’ tired of that crap for sure.
Since it was nice and sunny outside, even with a bit of wind, I decided to finally get off my lazy ass and change the oil in the Caballero.
I have a road trip to go on here in a couple of weeks for a memorial service for a very close family friend who I actually found out was a very distant cousin. Did not know that and this family has been friends of my family since before I was even born!
Anyway, back to telling on myself.
I literally can’t remember the last time I changed the oil in that poor fucker but I am thinking it was ,at least, two years ago.
Maybe longer at this point.
It’s not like I drive the sonofabitch a whole lot, I mostly use it for hauling shit to the dump and the occasional hauling job. Be it moving a couch, an engine, a tractor, some lumber or some other shit that won’t fit in anything else we own.
Or one of her fucking sisters bullshit. I have literally hauled so much shit in that thing that the rear springs are shot.
It feels like there aren’t any when you go over bumps.
Mostly though, it’s just been a bunch of short trips, fairly local.
It was way, way overdue though. The second I pulled the filter off to let it drain I mentally slapped myself.
Lazy fuckin’ asshole anyway.
It was nasty.
I actually thought about just taking it to one of those Jiffy Lube type places, I have done that a couple of times in the past but that is a pain in the ass and expensive for what they actually do.
What I will LET THEM do I should say.
They always try to up-sell the shit out of me and Fuck you, I know better.
“Oh your brake fluid is showing way too much moisture in it and for only WAY TOO DAMN MUCH MONEY, we can flush that out for you.
I always wonder just how many suckers they get with that one.
Ain’t me that’s for damn sure.
Then they want to sell you a new air filter, fix any lights that are out, flush your transmission, flush your cooling system and another favorite, flush your power steering system.
Yeah, how about you just change the oil and filter then grease the front end?
How much just for that?
Hold on, $39.99.
Umm, yeah, do that and let me know when you are done. God forbid you bring your own oil too. That costs extra for them to pour that in.
I had the oil, ran up and got a filter for THREE FUCKING DOLLARS because it’s a fucking Chevy and a set of wiper blades because they were due also.
Came back home and a half hour later I was done with the whole mess. That includes cleaning up, putting everything away and pouring the used oil into a fucking used milk jug for the recycling Nazi’s.
There’s another one that sticks in my craw.
The cocksuckers around here will only take used oil for recycling if it is in a used plastic milk jug.
Pouring it back into the plastic jug with a decent lid that it just came out of is VERBOTEN citizen.
Stupid fucking shit there if I ever saw it.
Just one more reason to hate on the SJW’s who think they know best.
Speaking of those assholes, if you look closely at the picture above you will notice a tarp covering some shit in the bed.
That represents dealing with more regulatory assholes. It’s got some stuff that needs to go to the dump now. That means you gotta cover it up with a tarp or risk a lecture from some stupid Garbage Nazi bitch at the fucking transfer station.
No tarp, no dump. Make damn sure you don’t have any batteries, chemicals or hazardous material buried in that shit too Comrade, because they VILL be checking, You gotta leave the tarp on until right before you drive on the scales too and then hold up traffic while you jump out and fuck around with ratchet straps and throwing everything on the floor on the passenger side to keep from having the other poor saps behind you start blasting their horns.
Then they will decide whether to randomly charge you some exorbitant fee right on the spot or wait and make you drive back over the scale is they even THINK that they might be able to get another nickel out of you for being too heavy for the flat rate.
Anyways, as you can tell, that kind of shit irritates the piss out of me.
The oil change is done, the damn thing has brand new tires on it, all the lights work and it has new wiper blades. The belts and hoses are still good and I replaced the radiator and alternator in it last year. I also just put a brand new battery in it here recently.
Hopefully it will get me where I am going and back without any nasty surprises.
Fuck me, Typing this just reminded me. As far as I know, the thing still has the original full sized spare behind the passenger seat. I need to dig that fucker out and make sure it ain’t rotten and still has air in it!
It never ends.