Saturday, September 3, 2011


Before leaving out to North Dakota and the sugar beet harvest, a check of all fluids, filters, and tire pressures, is in order. Here is what I found.


After removing the air filter to inspect it,


I discovered a few large seeds that had been


Hidden in the air intake where it comes through the truck’s grille. Our Ford dually has mostly sat for the months that we have been in the Rocky Mountains. Luckily the filter had caught the seeds and they were easy to vacuum out of the intake where they would have reduced air flow and increased fuel consumption. At our first fuel stop I will open the housing up and vacuum out any more seeds that work their way up to the filter.


Our small, rechargeable vacuum makes quick work of  this chore.

Yup, we are getting close to OTRA time. ( On The Road Again ).

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