But you’re a geek… you’re not supposed to get dirty

Finally got around to doing some maintenance on Gia the last couple days.  Picked up oil and filter, fuel filter, air filter, and cabin air filter. Swapped the two air filters when I got home Tuesday after work. Had my winter tires taken off yesterday morning and the guys at the shop were telling me I need to get some new summer rubber in the near future.  My all-seasons are from when I bought the car and have seen a lot of kilometers.  I want to find some 16″ OEM alloys first though, then I’ll buy new non-winter tires.

Last night I rolled Gia up on the ramps at my parents place and did the oil change.  Things I should get: Pela Oil Extractor, Filter Wrench. Oh well.  Rolled her back down, then attempted a fuel filter change for the first time.  Took a bit of wiggling to get the hoses off the filter, but after that it went pretty damn smooth.  Primed the new filter with half a bottle of Power Service White, and we were off to the races. Drained the water separator /filter and it was completely water free, so I poured what came out into the Power Service bottle and back into the tank it went.  Tonight I should grab the engine degreaser and give her a good clean at the Husky.

The simple stuff is done, time to start calling around for the larger service that she needs.  Somedays I really do wish I had my own garage to work in. And a backup car…

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