Red October Repairs

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

With only 4 weeks plus one day of school left (including finals!), I’m slowly starting to shift gears back to Seattle. Of course, there’s about 2000 miles and a few days of driving between here and there (I’m taking the long way). First order of business is to get Red October in tip top shape for the journey home. There have been a few problems nagging me that I haven’t bothered to get fixed.

A stop at Mobile Mechanics on Colfax got me the information I need (it was also the best kind of information, free). I need a complete wheel alignment, to fix the rattle I need to get some welding down, and to fix the low idle speed I needed to add some BG44K to the tank.

I picked up a can of BG44K at Big O Tires on the way home and also stopped at Mountain Mechanics so see what welding would cost. At minimum, I’m looking at around $60. I called Merrill Axle & Wheel and setup an alignment appointment for Thursday morning.