My 1991 Toyota Celica - the other vehicle -
has just passed 300,000 miles and is still
going. This is the alternative vehicle to the
RV - not good for long distance trips because
there's no place to sleep, can't cook in it,
can't go to the bathroom, but it gets me
around from Point A to Point B.
The Apache has about 60,000 miles on
the engine. The other day, while driving
to Lander, it stalled and wouldn't start up
Turned out to be the coil. For the uninitiated
in engines, the coil is part of the electrical
system that actually makes the spark that then
becomes the combustion that gets the pistons
moving and powers the engine.
My coil had filled with oil so it kept shorting out.
Luckily, it was only a $20 part and $60 in labor.
After the thousands of dollars I've put into the
Apache, I'm glad it wasn't a big deal.
I wish I could have the Apache for many more
years but chances are, I'll be trading it in for
something newer and more stable.
The thought of that is painful.
In the meanwhile, I'll keep on truckin'.