A Blue Streak . . .

I was out about 10:45 this morning under very overcast skies, hoping the rain would hold off until I finished changing out the Ignition Coils in the Jeep. But enjoying the low 80’s temps in the meantime.

I was hoping this would be all the tools I would need, and it was,

Jeep Ignition Coil Replacement Tools

except for a 10mm box wrench that I would need to remove the radiator reservoir tank from the firewall.

I did buy the top of the line Blue Streak coils which run about $33 each. The cheap ones are about $18. Hopefully I’ll never have to do this again.

Thought I would start with the easy ones first, the ones on the driver side. Which starting here,

Jeep Ignition Coil Replacement 1

took me only 10 minutes to get here.

Jeep Ignition Coil Replacement 2

The changeout of the coils is actually pretty quick and easy. Just remove the 10mm nut, unplug the electrical connector, and then just pull the coil up and out. And then just reverse the process.

So quick and easy, in fact, that those 3 coils only took me 10 minutes start to finish.

Now the other 3 were a different story.

Even with the air cleaner hose and the radiator reservoir out of the way, only 1 coil is really visible.

Jeep Ignition Coil Replacement 3

And due to the access problems, the last 3 took me an hour, with most of that time coming from trying to get the electrical connectors unplugged.

You have to press down on the little plastic tab on the top of the coil, and then pull and wiggle the connector until it comes off. Which sounds simple, and is, if you have enough room. But in a tight area it can be very difficult to press down, wiggle, and pull it sideways.

But finally, an hour and 10 minutes later, I was done.

And cranking up, it was fine. But I couldn’t really depend on this, since unlike the last igniter problem back in July, this time the problem doesn’t start until the engine warms up.

So it would have to wait until our trip up to the Almeda area to once again have lunch at our new favorite seafood place, The Catch. And it was Two’fer.

The Jeep ran fine the whole trip up there and back, and our lunch was as delicious as before.

The Catch 20210805

Blackened Catfish, Shrimp, and Green Beans, with Rice and Hushpuppies. And today’s free margarita flavor was Watermelon-Strawberry.

Really good, and worth the trip.

Coming home we made a quick WalMart stop, and then getting back to the Santa Fe area, we made a detour over the Tractor Supply Store on FM1764.

And yes, they had the Apple-Flavored Ivermectin in stock. And they had plenty of it for only $6.49 a tube. And now I’m looking at a new business opportunity.

A couple of weeks ago Amazon had the Ivermectin for $11.31 a tube. Then a few days later it was listed as ‘Currently Unavailable’. But today it’s back in stock.

At $19.99 a tube!

So let’s see. Buy it for $6.49 at Tractor Supply and then resell it on Amazon for $18.99.

Sounds like a plan to me.


Well, this is inconvenient.

Covid Outbreak Hits Carnival Cruise Despite Every Guest and Staff Member Being ‘Vaccinated’

Somewhere near Cozumel in the Caribbean Sea, there’s a cruise ship that had zero unvaccinated people aboard but that still suffered an outbreak of Covid-19. This goes against the narrative that the reason for “breakthrough cases” is due to too many unvaccinated people mingling with those who have taken the experimental injections.

And in Moderna News:

Delta variant will lead to increase in breakthrough Covid infections among vaccinated, Moderna says

The highly contagious delta variant will lead to an increase in breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated as people begin moving indoors, Moderna said.

While Moderna’s two-dose vaccine remains “durable” six months after the second shot, immunity against the virus will continue to wane and eventually impact vaccine efficacy, it said.

“Given this intersection, we believe dose 3 booster will likely be necessary prior to the winter season,” Moderna wrote.

And that get’s us here.

Moderna: Booster Shot ‘Will Likely Be Necessary Prior to the Winter Season’

Moderna said on Thursday a third shot of its two-dose vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus will “likely be necessary” prior to winter — news that follows discussions of ongoing coronavirus booster shots similar to an annual flu shot.

“Every year, you need to go to get your flu vaccine,” he explained. “It’s going to be the same with COVID. In a year, you will have to go and get your annual shot for Covid to be protected.”

Remember as I’ve said almost from the beginning, this is not a ‘vaccine’ in the usual sense, i.e. One and Done. But it’s going to end up being a yearly shot, i.e., a ‘flu shot.’

Fully-Vaxxed (99%) Gibraltar Sees 2500 PERCENT SPIKE in COVID-19 Cases Per Day, Initiates New Lockdowns

The nation of Gibraltar, which achieved a 99 percent vaccine compliance rate as of June 1, is now seeing an astounding spike in cases.

The number of COVID cases per day have increased by an astounding 2500 percent since June 1, in the latest bit of evidence that the vaccine regime is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Stay Safe Out There!

 


Thought For The Day:


“Do not remove a fence until you know why it was put up in the first place.” – G.K. Chesterton

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