Just Replace ‘Em All . . .

This morning as I was going into work, about 10 minutes after I left the rig, my Jeep started idling rough, and then stumbled as I pulled away from a traffic light.

And it was quickly evident that this was a reoccurrence of the same problem that I had about a month ago. So after I limped into work, I checked the Error Codes using the Torque Lite app on my phone. And this time I was getting the same P0304 and P0305 I had last time, as well as a new one, P0303.

Now last time I swapped out #3 and #5 with no change,  and the problem turned out to be #4. Now, these engines are known for ‘ghosting’ between cylinders on the error codes, so it looks like it’s doing it again.

The cylinders are arranged like this,

Jeep Engine Layout

So this time I’m just going to replace all 6 of the ignitor coils, including the one that was just replaced a month ago. That way I’ll have matched set. So on the way home I stopped off at the O’Reilly’s here in Santa Fe to pick up the ones that I had called in and ordered this morning.

Tomorrow morning I’ll replace #’’s 1, 3, 5 and see what that does. Hopefully that will fix the immediate problem. If it does I’ll wait until this weekend to do #2, 4, 6 since those are harder to get to, which is the same reason I didn’t check them last time. A bunch of stuff like air cleaner, air intake, radiator fluid resevoir, etc., have to be removed to get to the even side coils.


So Now It’s Bambi’s Fault?

Startling Discovery Suggests 40% of Wild Deer in The US Have Had The Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus appears to have somehow jumped from humans to wild deer in some parts of the United States.

In the northeast corner of the nation, a recent federal survey found neutralizing antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 in 40 percent of all white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) that were sampled.

In the state of Michigan alone, 67 percent of free-ranging deer showed immune markers for the coronavirus in their bloodwork.

It’s the first evidence of widespread exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in wild animals, and while the preprint study still needs to be verified and peer-reviewed, the findings are cause for concern.

While none of the deer showed adverse health effects, the presence of specific antibodies in their blood suggests they recently fought off the virus.

Despite ‘Delta’ Alarmism, US COVID Deaths Are at Lowest Level Since March 2020, Harvard and Stanford Professors Explain.

Far more people were dying from COVID-19 months ago as we were winding down restrictions than are dying today as some call to reinstate them.

If you judged the US’s current COVID-19 situation only by the headlines, you’d come away thinking that we’re spiraling back into pandemic disaster. Localities like Los Angeles County and St. Louis have re-imposed mask mandates on their citizens, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just revised its “guidance” to say that, actually, fully vaccinated individuals should still wear masks in certain situations. Meanwhile, mainstream media coverage of the rise of the “Delta variant” is soaked in alarmism.

Yet at the same time that all this alarm is mounting, the actual number of COVID-19 deaths is at a nadir. Harvard Medical School Professor Martin Kulldorff pointed this out on Twitter, writing that “In [the] USA, COVID mortality is now the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.”

Finnish Firm Scores US Patent for Nasal Spray Drug That Includes Hydroxychloroquine & Ivermectin

The Turku company says its nasal spray delivers low, safe doses of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and aprotinin.

According to the company, the nasal spray acts on cell function in nasal mucous in three ways, impairing the ability of the virus to penetrate the body and multiply, thus reducing the risk of serious illness.

The firm said that the drug’s active ingredients – aprotinin, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin – are well-known and widely used drugs, but in this product are used in a new, targeted manner on the upper respiratory mucous membrane.

For topical use, as in a nasal spray, the concentrations of the active ingredients throughout the body remain very low but are sufficient locally to prevent the passage and replication of the virus, making the drug safer and more effective, says Therapeutica Borealis.

  


Thought For The Day:

Ear Tag

2 Responses to Just Replace ‘Em All . . .

  1. Rob Nixon says:

    In your work on the coils, did you change the plugs? I had the same thing happen to our Honda a while back. Had the same cylinder misfire codes while on a trip. Changed plugs on advice from auto parts store (in parking lot) Problem solved. Plugs last a long time these days, but mine failed at about 70,000 miles. I think in future will change all coils and plugs at once. Maybe around 60,000 miles.

    • gregwhite says:

      Rob,

      I did not change the plugs this time, since Ed Hurlburt, who we bought it from last November, said he had changed back in July. But he did not change out the coils.

      Otherwise I would have changed the plugs at the same time.

      Greg

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