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Friday, March 19, 2010

My new beast - the PinkiE

Ok, so it's not a beast, but it's bigger than my Yoda! I can actually haul stuff in it! And it is high enough off the ground that the potholes on Jane's Scenic will make me laugh!

And yes, I've already had my share of "problems" with it...had to replace the fuel pump when I'd had it less than one week, there is a minor oil leak coming from somewhere around the filter, the bracket holdng one of the tailpipes is loose and it tends to start making this horrificly loud vibrating noise now and then...and the other day the driver's side door wouldn't close. THAT problem got fixed temporarily by a coworker (Thanks, Jimmy!).

BUT I love my truck! I have already bonded with it. I have taken it out off the Trail and tested the 4X4 and at least THAT works....well, for now anyway...but I really do love my truck!

If you're wondering why I've named it "PinkiE", well...the kid I bought it from had a sticker on the back "E". I asked what that was about and his Mom said, "What color is the E?" It was white. Well, it was good for short laugh, but I decided I could NOT drive with that E on it, so a friend told me to color it pink. Get it? I did and I liked it, but the pink Sharpie ink wasn't lasting, so off the sticker came. I didn't lose any sleep over it.


Suwanee Refugee said...

I've got a two wheel version of that truck and love. It has 160,000 miles on it and counting.

SwampAngel65 said...

The mileage on this one is unknown. I think the engine may have been replaced at some point.

I discovered a large rusted out hole in one of the exhaust pipes today. Joy!

Howard said...

Looks great!
Have fun.