Sunday, July 18, 2010

Radiator cap

Radiator cap
MsTioga and have been together for 7-1/2 years, and I am still tweaking her maintenance schedule. Hmmmm? Within the past year a mechanic told me that I should replace Tioga's radiator cap once each year. Today is the day for that replacement.

Yesterday we drove down to San Juan del Rio. There is an AutoZone store in San Juan. The radiator cap could have been bought at the numerous auto supply stores here in Tequisquiapan. However, as you may know, Tioga and I are vagabonds, so we took the drive to San Juan. This year the drive to San Juan is special. Growing things are a lovely green because of the huge rain of last month.
Tioga gets new radiator cap

Tioga is over-maintained!
Readers write that MsTioga is over-maintained. This is true. When tweaking Tioga's maintenance schedule, the Ford recommended intervals are nearly always reduced. Ford has an "Extreme Service" schedule and I gravitate toward the intervals in that schedule.