New Battery

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I have had a tough time starting the car for the past week or so. The battery sounded weak, and eventually, it did not have enough juice to start the car. After a few jumpstarts with the battery box, I took it to Firestone and had the battery replaced. I had them test the alternator too, which seems to be working fine.

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Catching Up

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I am way behind on updating this blog.  I’ve put another 15,000 miles on it since the last post.  In that time, I’ve done several oil changes, as well as replaced the front brake pads and rotors, as well as the throttle body.

183,336 miles, 5/14/17:  Oil change, front brake rotors and front brake pads
???,??? miles, 6/18/17:  Car stopped running on I-40 eastbound in Oklahoma.  Pulled over, waited and restarted the car with no additional problems.  Threw a throttle code.
195,161 miles, 6/22/17:  Oil change, throttle body replacement, fuel system cleaning

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Oil Change, 180017 Miles

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I had the oil changed today at the Firestone near Southern and Unser.  I had them use the high mileage oil, and they charged just over $42, which is a bit steep.

They mentioned that the battery is weak as well, but everything else checked out alright.  They put the wrong mileage on all of my paperwork, however, as my dash is hard to read.

I don’t know if I mentioned this, but I’ve had a cracked windshield for a few weeks now.  I also stopped the anti-freeze smell by adding some anti-freeze stop-leak to my coolant.

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Windshield and Heater

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I noticed a crack in the windshield a few mornings ago.  It hasn’t spread, but I noticed it.  It’s starting from the passenger’s side on the bottom.

The heater still smells like antifreeze, so we haven’t been running it.

Tires and Oil

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On 3/18/16, I replaced all four tires in Centennial, CO, as I was slip-sliding all over the place on bald tires in the snow.

On 6/27/16, with approximately 169,000 miles, I had the oil changed at the Firestone on Southern Blvd.  They also rotated the tires.  Everything else checked out alright.

Oil Change

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I had Firestone on Southern change the oil for me yesterday.  It has been in the 10’s and 20’s, temperature-wise, and I didn’t feel like laying on the ground to change the oil myself.

I also added a page for maintenance logs.  If you can’t sleep at night, feel free to check that one out.

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Oil Change

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I had the oil changed at Firestone because they could do it cheaper than I could. It was changed 149,600 ish miles about a week ago.