Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Sitting still

I have not seen any evidence of fuel leaking in the past week. I have left the seat out of the truck, so that I could keep a close eye on my repair job. Hopefully this weekend I'll have some time to play trucks.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Fuel issues

The gas tank was leaking a little bit since I filled it up. I thought it was a slow leak. Which might not be a huge deal, if the gas tank were not right behind the seat, in the cab. I finally got around to taking the seat out and getting a closer look. And I was surprised to find A LOT of gas on the floor. Turns out there was a pretty good leak at the connection to the fuel sender. After I tried reinstalling the fuel lines at the sender, the leak went away.

Until I killed the ignition. Then the flood started again. I found a crack in the brass connector on the fuel sender. I'll be needing another sender, soon.

But for now I removed the fitting and used a couple of inches of rubber hose to make the connection. No more leak, but I won't feel too safe with it like this for long.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Stalled Out

I could not get the truck to fire up yesterday. It was parked for a few days, out on the street, and I just wanted to move it to the driveway.

I changed the fuel filter and it still did not want to start. Once it did, it installed and idled really rough for a long time. But once I finally got it back in the driveway, it seems to be starting fine.

I broke open the fuel filter to see how dirty it really was, and it did not seem to be too clogged. The only other thought I had is that the truck was parked on a hill for several days. And it sits pretty level in the driveway. I don't know if the incline affected the fuel flow or not.

Monday, January 02, 2006

A close call

Last night I moved the truck back into the driveway. Good thing, because I saw the neighborhood parking control officer, cruising the street this morning. He tagged a neighbor's car, which means that someone complained about that car being parked too long on the street. Which I bet means that they complained about the truck, too.

But the cop did not come into our driveway to tag my truck. Good for him. He really did not want that much hassle out of me.

But the big problem is that we obviously have a neighbor who is calling in complaints if someone parks for more than a day or two. I assume it is either Wonder Woman or a guy who lives up the hill, but he has a back gate onto our street.