Category Archives: My Car

My Car: Sprung Drum Brakes

Rarely a dull moment with my car, which isn’t surprising given that it’s a 1997 Civic with over 200,000 miles. I was driving along as usual, when suddenly I heard a clunk and a horrible rotational scraping noise started. I … Continue reading

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Quick Fix: Dielectric Grease

Recently my 1997 Civic had started running roughly and misfiring in the morning. Based on what my car did after driving through a puddle once I had an idea what the problem might be.

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My Car: Leaking Trunk

For a while I’ve noticed my trunk getting a little damp when it rains. I always just kept items away from the spots that I saw get wet, but recently I took a look in the spare tire well.

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Unusual Icy Wheel Buildup

On a snowy day in New York I was taking a drive, and when I stopped for lunch I noticed something interesting on my back wheels. The snow and slush spray had built up on my wheels in an interesting … Continue reading

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Quick & Dirty Fix: Washer Fluid Pump

I recently refilled my windshield washer fluid, and found that I had a problem.

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New York to Missouri, and Back

Just over a week ago, I returned from a my solo road trip. I drove from Rochester, New York, to Springfield, Missouri, and back. It’s a 16 hour drive each way, which I spread over two days each way. A … Continue reading

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My Car: Pre-Road Trip Work

I’m heading out on a road trip today, so over the last couple weeks I’ve gotten some work done on my car to get it ready.

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