Todd Blackley's Blog (6)

It was a cold one this morning..

It started at -14 outside the house this morning.  13 above inside the garage when I left for work but on my way to work the outside temp got to -20!  Ouch.  Never had any issues with "putt-putt" in the cold or snow.  The temps can only go up from here.

 

Added by Todd Blackley on February 2, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Little glitch today and requests for latch fixes.

Just a little glitch today.  It's only 8 degrees outside and fan stopped working.  Glad I had been reading maintaince posts so I got to try the fix for this.  1) checked the fuse (#4) and it was fine so on to 2) checking the electrical plug into the fan.  Pressed on the electrical plugs and that corrected the issue.

 

I've now got 35K+ miles on it and things are looking good.  

 

I've posted on another forum about my fix for opening the tailgate when one of the…

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Added by Todd Blackley on December 31, 2010 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

New Speakers at last!

Ok, I may be late to the party in upgrading my speakers. I bought a pair of Polk Audio speakers last year and have been procrastinating in putting them. I'm been intimidated by taking the mirrors and panels off and then getting the speakers placed in correctly.


Well I did it today. The videos helped quite a bit in getting the mirrors and panels off. Found that you pull the handles off first before pushing the plug center out and pulling the plug out. Also found that when…
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Added by Todd Blackley on November 7, 2010 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Just got my 30K service.

From the postings on the web you would think that most smart dealers charge and arm and a leg for service. Being in Utah we have only 1 choice for service and that being a MB dealer in Lindon. About 60 miles away but for me they are worth it. Saturday service (yes!) and very smart prices. The 30K is only $254 and some change. My right side skirt had also popped some fasteners and also needed to be reset with some new ones. They did that for only $11, yes $11. I'm sure there are other dealers… Continue

Added by Todd Blackley on September 20, 2010 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Only 538 Days to get my smart!

No Orphan for me, no way. I waited, waited and waited a whole lot more but my car has arrived. During this time I got a whole lot of thinking in to see if I really wanted, needed this car. OK, I don't need this car (I almost don't need anything, being a Buddhist) , but my 97 CR-V is 11 years old and getting up there in mileage and only gets about 25 mpg.



The reason for this car for me is:

1) Cute.

2) I don't need anything bigger (mostly my wife and I).

3) My wife and I… Continue

Added by Todd Blackley on January 27, 2009 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

Should there be a prize for the longest wait?

I was cleaning out my "man-bag" and ran across my original reservation note. I checked the number of days that I've been waiting (Aug-10/2007 to today (12/14.2008)) and came up with 1 year, 4 months, 4 days! My last reservation digits are 1317. My current DDE is slowly marching onward 1 day at a time. Is it true that the more you check your DDE the more time is added? (only kidding, but it seems like it) My current 90 day window is 12/24/2008 to 3/24/2009). If this is not the longest wait then… Continue

Added by Todd Blackley on December 14, 2008 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

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