Well it’s nearing the end of the Australian summer and to be honest I can’t wait for the change in weather, I’m tired of all the hot days – and the damage it does to my car interior and paint job….lol. I have to get my windows tinted ready for next summer as the inside of the car gets so daam hot after a days parking in the sun at work.
The car is still running and not causing much trouble, apart from a new oil pressure sensor which took me about 10 minutes to replace I haven’t done much to the car lately. I just did an oil and spark service this week so it should last another few months before I change the oil again. Call me pedantic but I tend to change the oil every 7000 km just so it runs smoothly, besides it gives me away time from the normal everyday activities of life.
One thing did happen this week the engine check light came on and got me worried. It wasn’t flashing but just stayed on so I decided to buy a code scanner from the local auto store, but as soon as I bought it the light wasn’t on anymore… It always happens right? you think the worst, spend some time and money diagnosing the problem and all of a sudden the problem is gone… anyways I scored a new code scanner.
It will come in handy down the road as it not only can read my car but can read the codes on my wife’s car. It will give me piece of mind in diagnosing problems – if it’s a major problem I can take it to my trusty mechanic and at least have a clue as to what the problem is. If it’s a minor thing I can do it myself.
I still have not bought brake rotors or pads yet, the days just keep getting away from me as well as the money. It’s a well-known gripe for everyone but the bills just seem to come in all at the same time. I just hope I can push those brakes for another month until I can afford to buy the rotors and pads I want.
Well that’s it for now, hopefully I will have more to say in a couple of weeks when I get around to doing the rotors. I’m also looking forward to the Australian Motor show in July – It’s going to be in Melbourne this year.