Saturday, May 18, 2013
pride goeth before a fall - to be continued
I change the little one again, even tho I just changed it yesterday, 500 miles ago, in California at a rest stop. It is dirty already, although not critical, but I decide to change it anyway along with the big filter.
Feeling quite accomplished, I lower the hood and attempt to start the truck. It is still hot so I'm starting on veg oil. Only the truck won't start.
I decide there is air in the line, reopen the hood - altho it is much heavier this time despite the decline - and notice that the big oil filter has not filled up with veg oil. So I open a drain valve and rescue some oil, feeling quite resourceful, and poor into the filter.
It STILL won't start. I switch to diesel and she finally fires up - not after I close the hood on my little finger, smashing it and drawing blood! grrrrr - battle scars of veg oil