Daily Archives: September 2, 2019

Run, Run, Vrooom . . .

Tomorrow I  plan on crawling under the rig and pulling the rig’s oil filter and then the oil filter head adapter so I can replace the gasket that I hope has been causing my reoccurring oil leak.

Cummins OIl Filter Gasket

It looks to be fairly easy, just drop the oil filter, which I’ve done below, then remove the two cap screws that holds the adapter in place. and pull it. While I’ve got it off I’ll also clean off the residual crud that’s inside where the oil filter mates with the adapter.

I’ll probably have to scrape off the old gasket, then replace it with the new one,

Rig Oil Filter Mount Tarnishing

and then put it all back together.

At this point in the past when I’ve replaced the filter trying to fix this leak, we’ve taken the rig out for a 50 mile or so test drive, but the leak never occurred.

That only seemed to happen as soon as we hit the road on a trip. So this time I’ll just run the engine at high-idle for 30 minutes or so to check for regular leaks.

But before I can do any of this I need to bring the rig up on the levelers to give me enough room to get under the rig. When we’re going to be parked for a while, and we’re pretty level, I don’t put the levelers down.

So this afternoon I had to dig out my leveler pads, put them in place, and then lower the levelers, But to do that I had to crank up the engine. So it was very reassuring that when I turned the key, the engine went Run, Run, Vrooom!

It only turned over for a couple of seconds before it caught, and never stumbled. Very nice since it’s been about 5 months since I last ran the engine.

It only took me about 10 minutes to get the levelers down and the rig raised high enough room for easy access for tomorrow.

Then about 2pm Jan and I headed out for lunch at Los Ramirez Mexican Restaurant. They were really busy, busier than we’ve ever seen. And apparently busier than they have expected to be, since they were short-handed and it took us a good while to get our food.

We were both able to stay Keto, Jan getting her usual Pechuga Rellena,

Los Ramirez Pechuga Rellana 3

with a Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Shrimp, and Broccoli, all covered in Cheese.

I got my usual Beef Fajita Taco Salad with Queso,

Los Ramirez Beef Fajita Taco Salad 2

staying Keto by not eating the taco shell as I usually would.

All really good.

Thought For The Day:

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell