Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oil change

On Tuesday, I changed the oil in the caravan. I use Valvoline Max Life synthetic blend 5w-30. I need to invest in an oil filter wrench. As of now, I have been using something called Wonderliner. It is a non-slip shelf and drawer liner, but I use it to grip the oil filter, much like an old woman trying to open a pickle jar.

Caravan odometer = 173,770 miles

Monday, May 10, 2010

In April:

Both of the front axle shafts and hub assemblies, as well as the left output shaft seal were removed and replaced. The parts cost more than the labor.

The caravan is due for an oil change, too. I can handle this job on my own.

Caravan odometer = 173,692 miles