Well, I made it back. It’s hotter than a half fucked fox in a forest fire today and I drove the 50 something miles back without my rig overheating.
It was 90 degrees at 1:30 this afternoon when I left so I know damn good and well it’s hotter than that now. They were predicting an even 100 Degree day here the last time I saw a weather report on Friday.
A couple posts back Greg mentioned an experience with a bad radiator cap causing an overheating issue.
My rig ran hot all the way up there the other day so I remembered that and stopped in and picked up a new radiator cap when I was still a few miles from my destination.
I put it on this morning before I left, packed my stuff and crossed my fingers.
The temp gauge started climbing, almost pegged and then the magic happened. It came right back down to where it’s been running and away I went.
Thermostat sticking a bit now too looks like.
It started showing a little warm going up a big ass hill about twenty miles down the road but after that it was normal.
So the fucking radiator cap decided to shit the bed. The way it was acting was more like it wasn’t getting enough air but there it is.
I’m going to swap out the thermostat here real soon just because I didn’t like the way it got so warm before it opened.
So I made it but there is a bunch of crap to sort through and get rid of.
The stuff that didn’t pass muster that I won’t be using again, all the extra crap I took and didn’t use and everything I did use all needs to be sorted through and either shit canned or put away.
I’m still sweating like a whore in church and I have been sitting down here for at least 15-20 minutes.
It is looking like Spring lasted about a week and now it’s straight to Summer.
I had a good time now and want to go camping for real as soon as I get the chance.
This was just a test run.