Old Blue spent some time in the shop this week.
I made it to the top of the Altamont and then exited for the drive back to the shop. As long as I kept a fairly constant speed there were no problems. Since there was little traffic against the commute direction this was easy to maintain. Plus, it was almost all downhill.
The problem ended up being with the engine, but luckily only a spark plug that was not working properly. However, it took them awhile to figure it all out, make the repair and perform a road test. I ended up spending a second day at home waiting for Old Blue to get a new set of spark plugs.
I am starting to think about what my next vehicle will be. However, I have been holding off while the Altamont is being resurfaced as it is often a rough ride. By that time I will be close to 200K so may need to also wait for that milestone 🙂
I am hoping for a light commute tomorrow morning so I can give Old Blue a good road test on the Altamont.