Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fifty shades

I wanted to do a few things with my car today. One of them was sanding the rough edges of the spots I painted.

I also finally got around replacing the old filler cap.

Much better don't you think?

In the evening Simone and I went to the movies. I actually enjoyed seeing Fifty shades. Probably because my expectations were different since I never read the book.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Again, no pics...

Forgot to take any pics again, sorry...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The fishies

Simone's fishies.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The oil (ESW-M2C33-F)

Frost again.

My colleague Lennart showing well deserved, work-related art. It's a reward from a standardisation organisation for meeting their newest standard.

In front of Central Station they have removed the temporary and now unneccesary flooring. Good.

I went to this old oil shop at Haarlemmerplein. The shop is old, not the oil ;-)

I got the oil I need to fill up my tranny. 2 litres is probably enough.

Dinner was so good I ate it all. I better keep a close eye on my weight the coming days...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Longer day

On my way home. The days are getting seriously longer again.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The ice

Going to work everything was covered with a thin layer of ice.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The engine tests

I met Mic at my car around 11 this morning. I had a few things I needed to do and some of it I couldn't do by myself.

The battery had been on the charger for most of the week so it was nice and full again. So I put it back in the car. Because during my last visit I fixed the positive battery cable but only had an empty battery then, I wanted to see if that helped with the starting troubles. I tried 3 times and the full battery definately made a difference but it didn't start.

So I started the checks.

1: See if fuel sprayed in to the carb when pressing the gas pedal (with the engine off). It did. Good.


2: Check for sparks. We took off cables off the first plug on either side, grounded them and started the engine. We had a spark which was good but also the engine started running! Even better!


3: The third check was to see if it would run with the choke enabled. We put the wires back and I started the car again. It started running smoothly, and on old fuel too! So I was very pleased :-)

We made a little movie:

video

4: The final thing to check was the oil level in the tranny. I suspected it was low. I checked with the engine running and there was no oil on the dipstick. That can explain why the gearbox doesn't shift well at the moment. Eventually it will shift but not as quick as it should.

So Now I need this oil...

After this very fruitful visit I thanked Mic and went home to Simone's place. With not much to do, I went for a run. It went well.