The Stubborn Bolt

Today was a much better day – with some gentle persuasion and some heat to the timing chain cover the old corroded bolt was finally released. With a view of our timing chain it confirmed the suspicion that it was time to change it out anyway. In a vehicle with very few plastic...

Adept Ameturs

Looking back on yesterday, it’s incredible to think that just one year ago, we had little to no clue about vehicle maintenance and repairs. Andrew knew more than I did, but I certainly knew the basics. That is: change the oil when the little sticker says to; get the brakes checked when...

Home Repair

Today we found the motivation, and a reasonable spot of weather in which to accomplish some van maintenance. We turned out attention back to the valve cover gaskets. Andrew installed two new gaskets back in Whitehorse but when we were in Nenana we noticed the drivers side gasket was broken...

What a day

We’ve had a bit of a rough day today so this all might sound a little woe-as-us. The rain has been pouring since the wee hours of the morning and since washing the van we found a bit of a weak spot in our deflated 35 year old door seal/weather stripping. This means we have a bit of a...

Crisis averted

So we’ve been noticing that the van’s battery is not charging recently. We started out with the intention of having a bit of a work day, but ended up searching for a Dodge dealership instead. ¬†We chose a dealership mainly because if we had a true problem, we didn’t want any...

Pay it Forward (i.e....

Today we got up early so that we could head off on our last leg of the journey towards home. We said goodbye to our friends as they set off for work as we finished packing on the van and getting ready to go. Once we got going way we made it not more than 3 or 4 kms before trouble hit. We...