Dude, You Crushed It
|ALH TDI cooling diagram|
Boo has to work tomorrow morning, so I'll start attacking the problem. I plan to drain the coolant down below that level (assuming the leak hasn't done it for me), cut the hard line above the junctions and route rubber in its place. I'll need to prevent the rubber from rubbing against things, but after examining the coolant schematic, there just isn't another explanation for why its leaking now. The #20 and related bits are gone, replaced instead with just a simple heater circuit. Hmm..
Move ah move ah
Shortly after that last post, Boo and I had finally had it with the condo, the idiots on the HOA board and the self-serving nature that same board spent the budget. The last straw was after we attended a board meeting about nonsense, but the published minutes described decisions which were never discussed. Crazy. Representative government my ass. So, we hit the rental papers, found and landed a house within a couple weeks. The current occupants weren't ready to leave for a few weeks, but that gave us the time to rapid-pack 2 families worth of stuff while trying to helicopter boys to lacrosse practices and such. It was a good time Spring. We moved in early May. Immediately following the move-in, we set our eyes on getting the condo ready for someone else. We followed the Navy axiom of "if it moves, oil it; if it doesn't, paint it". Needless to say, we pushed 1080 square feet of paint, replaced a ton of broken or worn down stuff, etc. To be totally fair, 95% of the work was done by Boo. W(Sh)e finished on Wednesday. It looks amazing. Now, we can really address the sea of boxes stacked up in our living room.
On move day, the garage (like any move) became the default staging area for stuff when we started running out of time. After a Saturday of digging, I had room for the bus. I am still digging out, but I was able to crack into the bus today. I don't know where most of my parts or tools are, exactly, but that won't stop me from getting in there with a saw anyway.
That's it for today. Now that we've moved, school's ended, the condo is done, etc, I expect I'll be back to updating more often. Its nice to be back for sure. Tomorrow, I'll get that hard line cut out of the deal and see if I can get a test drive in this next week...