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Friday, January 3, 2014
posted by dave at 10:13 AM in category problems

Well the P0456 code wasn't a big deal. I did have to get the gas cap replaced, but that was only $20.00 or so.

We also found that my right-rear caliper was stuck closed. This was causing the car to act like I had the parking brake engaged since yesterday. Because I kinda did. The cold weather just made it more obvious.

I had the mechanic show me how to unstick the caliper, and that should carry me until I get all the brakes replaced in March.

I also have a leak in my oil-pan gasket. It's a small leak but it's annoying. That work will have to wait until March as well.

Thursday, January 2, 2014
posted by dave at 9:39 PM in category problems

Eventually I'll post my old writings and get caught up. But for now, today.

It's freaking cold. Al Gore can blow me.

My check-engine light came on when I left for lunch. I connected my OBDII thingy and connected to it with my phone.

P0456 is the code.

Some kind of small evaporative emission leak. I googled it, and it might be a gas cap, or it might be some loose or worn hose, or it might be something more serious.

So I'm going to the mechanic tomorrow to get it checked. Meanwhile, I have a theory.

I think that some rain blew into the area near my gas cap, and then it got stupidly cold outside, which froze and expanded the water, which pulled on my gas cap and caused this small leak.

I hope that's all it is, because that will be a really easy/cheap fix.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
posted by dave at 4:00 PM in category

One more test.

Monday, September 2, 2013
posted by dave at 3:32 AM in category

Initial entry.

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Model: 2005 MCS (R53)
Color: Chili Red with black roof and trim
Mods: 15% reduction S/C pulley, Alta cold-air intake, cold plugs and wires, 22mm rear sway bar, Cravenspeed gauges, Alta strut tower reinforcements, and Cabrio strut tower braces.

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