atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4919: Today's agenda

I have a little bit I want to do today. Change the plugs in the Jeep, cut the grass, wash dishes, and pick up a few things from the store.

Woke up at 7 AM today with Mrs. Fungus, who's got work today; and I've been up since then flopping uselessly around the Internet. Argh etc.

Bedtime last night was 10 PM, because Mrs. Fungus had to be up early today and I had been up since 5 AM myself. I woke up around 12:30 with a splitting headache (WTF?) and was up for a while, then retired wake at 7 with another headache.

Well, I'm going to have something to eat and lay down for a while longer. No point having a day off if you can't sleep in some.

Jeep got new plugs a week or two after I got it; it's been over 40,000 miles since then, and I figure it's probably due. They're regular resistor plugs--not platinum or anything--and even though the longevity of such plugs is better than it used to be, they're still wear items, and 40k is enough. I'm betting that I'll see some erosion of the electrodes when I pull them.

And I'm just going to replace them, rather than check them, because the last time I pulled the coil bar off the plugs I broke at least two of them in the process. It may be more efficient to have a coil for each plug, but when you make one big long assembly out of it, it's hard to get that big heavy thing off of what are essentially six glass pegs without breaking any of them. And it's a pain to pull the coil bar, anyway; so if I'm going to all that trouble--well, it'd be redundant to repeat the first sentence of this paragraph.

Way back when I had the Thunderbird I changed the plugs sometime after 50k, and the electrodes were round. Platinum plugs don't seem to have that problem and I only ever changed the plugs in the green Escort once--and that was more out of a sense of duty than anything else, because the old ones were still perfectly fine and the gap was right and everything. (As I recall, actually, the maintenance interval for plugs in that car was 50k or so, and I only ever put 105k on the car before it got totaled, so...yeah.)

But that's later today, not now. I'm going to sleep until the sun's over the yardarm and it's had a chance to warm up a little more outside. Further bulletins as events warrant.

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