Problems starting the vw bus this evening

Went to head to work this evening and the bus wouldn’t crank over. I’ve been battling a bad wiring ground that has been causing my battery to drain. However, that did not seem to be the issue this time around. Hooking up the battery jumper pack and also swapping out the battery with one I knew was charged up did not help. I began thinking back to the summer days (more…)

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yup, winter is here

The ride to work was definitely a chilly one. About half way to work, the bn4 started to push out air that wasn’t exactly up to par. I pulled over into a parking lot and got out the fish tape and hammer (tools to help clear the exhaust pipe for the heater,) and went to work on the exhaust pipe for it. This usually involves sticking the fish tape into the exhaust and twisting it to help break up any of the soot that is clogging the pipe. Then I take the hammer afterwards and tap along the outside to help as well. I do this while the heater is running and chunks of black soot etc end up getting spit out every time. Hopped back in the bus and the heater was back to normal. I really need to fix this. With the humidity so high tonight, the cold just goes straight through to the skin. Brrrr! Lows will be in the single digits for the next few nights and more snow tomorrow. It was a white Christmas here though, which was nice. Got about 6 inches Christmas day. Hope everyone had a happy holiday.

From weather.gov:

Buckley AFB/Aurora
Lat: 39.73 Lon: -104.75 Elev: 5571
Last Update on Dec 26, 10:55 pm MST

Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 10°F
Humidity: 85 %
Wind Speed: SW 3 MPH
Barometer: 29.74" (1012.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility: 7.00 mi

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