Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Here are my favorite Christmas ornaments:

Winter Update

2008.12.03 - Removed regular tires and put on studded snow tires. This will probably be my last winter with these tires, since they have lost most of their studs.

Caravan odometer = 170,047 miles

Sunday, November 30, 2008


On November 26, I took out the Alpine stereo. It wasn't able to stay on (only intermittent power), so I removed it and re-installed the factory radio.

AM/FM STEREO electronically tuned, Dynamic Noise Reduction*, bass and treble contols, cassette tape player with automatic reverse, and integral digital clock.

* Dynamic Noise Reduction is a trademark of National Semiconductor Corporation.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We Did It!

On November 22, 2008, we landed on a personal milestone. I forgot to keep an eye on it when I was driving home from work. While in park, with the van shut off, on my way out the door, I glanced and celebrated. I didn't miss the rollover.

Caravan odometer = 170,000 miles!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Final Countdown to 170,000

Caravan odometer = 169,998.

Two more miles!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gas Fill Up

I filled up today with 89 Octane, 10% Ethanol.
271.8 miles / 13.141 gallons = 20.7 MPG

Caravan odometer = 169,864 miles.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Caravan Odometer

Caravan Odometer: 169,773 miles.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September Maintenance (Part 2)

September 24, 2008 - My Caravan = 169,609 miles.

I drove my caravan to a Chrysler dealership on Monday (22nd). I brought it there in July to change the transmission fluid and filter. But now the transmission was bump shifting from 1st to 2nd. It turns out there was a little too much transmission fluid in it, so they leveled it out. It seems to be running all right for now.

Today, I added 1/2 quart of oil (5w-30 Valvoline MaxLife synthetic blend) to the crankcase since it was a little low.

Monday, September 22, 2008

September Maintenance (Part 1)

September 22, 2008 - My Caravan = 169,525 miles.

There is a bump when the transmission shifts from 1st to 2nd. I should probably get that checked and scanned.

Maintenance work on September 17, 2008 - replaced the water pump, timing belt, and thermostat.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


V6 3.0L. 3-speed automatic transmission.
I no longer use the K&N air filter. I didn't care for it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008



This site is dedicated to Beulah.

The purpose of this site is to celebrate my 1993 Dodge Caravan SE Sport Wagon. I would like to fill this blogsite with images, commentary/updates, and possibly video/audio clips.