Red Echo

February 28, 2009

My cute little car came with a serious muffler problem; noisy at the best of times, its engine note became a head-shaking, resonating roar when going up hills or otherwise working the engine. The eBay-sourced replacement arrived a couple of days ago, dropped on the doorstep as a six-foot-long lump of oddly-shaped bubblewrap. I met up with Adam over at the Rocket Factory this afternoon and got to work on the installation. The job went more smoothly than either of us expected: an hour after putting the car up on jacks, we had hung the new muffler-exhaust-catalytic-converter system, replaced all the bolts, and fired up the engine – which is now so quiet it feels positively civilized. Success! We celebrated with a round of beer at Hale’s. Now I’m back home and it’s time to do some laundry.

1 Comment

  1. It seems like you are always having some dramtic car problem! I’m strongly considering getting my license but not a car -at least not yet. I have three main reasons for this. The first is because I dont have enough money for gas and repairs, second because I would like to live in NYC someday and we all know you don’t need a car there, and thirdly because it is better for the environment. Ha! I am still trying to convince Mom on this though. She is pretty hesitant as I will be mostly biking and taking public transportation around the city for the next maybe four years.

    Can’t wait for your visit up here. Although apperantly the day you are coming I will be taking the CHSPE =(

    Comment by Joanna — March 1, 2009 @ 2:11 am