Monday, September 13, 2010

Teaching an old car new tricks and phtots from the road

Carlsbad Caverns
New Mexico

Did I mention that Forest is a 1989 Nissan 240 SX? In 28 hours, Forest and I covered 1000 miles from Houston to Santa Fe. We slept together last night somewhere in the middle of nowhere Texas (the stars really are bigger down here by the way). We sweat through the 100 degree heat without AC together. I began to pick up on his quirks. For instance, keep the heat on defrost to allow some of the heat to escape from the engine. Take at least a fifteen minute break every two hours. Don’t go faster than 75. Draft tractor trailers whenever possible. Ignore the engine light. The coolant reservoir leaks, so bring coolant with you. Oh, and the power steering goes out after you get off the interstate or any straight roads. Two weeks and three thousand miles in, Forest is running strong, but I’m slightly worried.

1 comment:

  1. Don't tell me that car is falling apart already. Can I say, "I TOLD YOU SO"? Son, please don't tell me you are "slightly worried." Do you know what that does to my worry meter?