Sunday, February 17, 2013

Long time since I posted here

It's been a while since I posted anything here. I really need to get back in the habit. I should make it a goal to do at least one post a day on some subject or another.

Things I need to do to the Focus:
  • New brake rotors and pads. The rotors are warped, and I think having them completely replaced will be cheaper than having them machined and definitely better long-term.
  • Have Mr. Lee replace the alternator. It's making noise, and for the long-term mechanical/electrical reliability it'd be better if it were changed out for a known good unit.
  • Have Mr. Lee look at the shocks and struts with an eye towards replacing them if they're worn. They're the original ones, which makes them 5-1/2 years old now. That's old enough that they ought to be due for replacement.
  • Have Mr. Lee look at the latch on the rear lift gate. It's bouncing open again when Tim and Dean close it. Part of that might be it being closed too hard, but at least part's the latch not catching right. Not sure whether it just needs cleaned and lubricrated or needs repair/replacement.
That should put the Focus, mechanically at least, back in near-new condition.

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