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Old 08-21-2017, 04:45 PM   #4551
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Glad you and Jan were able to get there...we had an exceedingly modest eclipse experience here in New Windsor, NY.

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:52 PM   #4552
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We had a partial eclipse here in Texas, but it was interesting to watch through an arc welding helmet. I envy those who got to see it in totality.

Maggie, there won't be an oil tank as such. The oil reservoir is in the bottom of the crankcase, so that dipstick will go down into the engine itself. There may be a second dipstick that measures transmission fluid. If the stuff on the stick is red, you've pulled that one out instead of the one for the oil.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:25 PM   #4553
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Okay, Mimi, and thank you.

I didn't get to even looking for it today, maybe tomorrow.

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Old 08-22-2017, 05:13 AM   #4554
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Next total Eclipse is April 8, 2024 in Cleveland, OH. No mountains to view from, but should be great.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:25 PM   #4555
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Hmmm....2024.

Ohio is certainly closer to Illinois, and I'll hopefully be 75 by then....will I travel in my Interstate to view a total eclipse?

We'll have to see.

Got the new air filter installed this morning, and have been thinking ahead to when I return home in October....having the body shop look at my roof and tell me what they recommend to repair/seal it from further rust spots.

SIL got up there and sealed over all the existing spots for me, but more will predictably develop, so I must do something.

The roof has probably never been waxed, so the some protection wax has provided to the rest of the rig the past 11 years doesn't exist up there.

It's getting old, kind of like me ...at 12/11 years, is it considered "vintage"? It's starting to feel so.

Too hot today to work outside, so finished another really excellent book this afternoon...

https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Gar...by+kate+morton


Not only an intriguing storyline, but full of phrases that capture real life.

One of my favorites...referencing how life can swiftly change as does a kaleidoscope...a twist...all the same pieces are still there, but suddenly arranged differently, never to be the same again.

Is that not a perfect descriptor....
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That is a very good description of life, all our lives. It is fluid, ebbing and flowing and oh so fragile.

Very little of it controlled by us.

We plan on attending the next eclipse as we hope to be retired and healthy at that time. That's if the best laid plans of mice and don't get sidetracked by the twist of the kalidescope.

So if you are no longer traveling solo we'll be glad to swing by and get you.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:34 PM   #4557
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Hi Maggie
A wee bit more on the oil. Do not be alarmed when you see that the oil on the dip stick is black after your initial start up after an oil change. Diesels do that to nice fresh oil and it is normal. The oil in your car will be different and should appear relatively clean.
Really enjoy reading about your impressive trip. Jim
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:44 PM   #4558
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That is a very good description of life, all our lives. It is fluid, ebbing and flowing and oh so fragile.

Very little of it controlled by us.

We plan on attending the next eclipse as we hope to be retired and healthy at that time. That's if the best laid plans of mice and don't get sidetracked by the twist of the kalidescope.

So if you are no longer traveling solo we'll be glad to swing by and get you.
Thank you, Hittenstiehl....7 years is a looooong time from now, we'll just have to see what's shaking by that time.

I know there's.a good number of folks well into their 70's and early 80's out there traveling.

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A wee bit more on the oil. Do not be alarmed when you see that the oil on the dip stick is black after your initial start up after an oil change. Diesels do that to nice fresh oil and it is normal. The oil in your car will be different and should appear relatively clean.
Really enjoy reading about your impressive trip. Jim
Hi Jim, and thanks for that information.

I did find the page in the owners manual today that shows me where to check the oil, but by the time I got back here this morning it was too dang hot.

It has been a good trip so far, and more adventures still to come, tho this may be the last trip of this length that I take.

We'll see what next year brings.

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75 is not so bad. I've been there for a little over a month, and I still get around. We'll see what 82 looks like for me and that next eclipse. I do want to see one in totality. I'll put that on my bucket list.
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There ya go, Mimi...let's both plan on it, and we'll meet up in Ohio.

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Ladies, somebody over on the eclipse thread just suggested a Jackson Center 2024 rally. Theyre going to be in the totality path. That would be fun. Maybe somebody will get one started and we'll all see each other there.

The Alumaclipse Rally of 2024.
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That would be interesting...

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Hi Maggie!

Thoroughly enjoying reading/traveling along with you! 🙂

Two things I would want to add about checking under the hood:

1). Check your oil before starting the engine for the day. Some oil will remain up in the engine after you turn it off and checking then would give you a false level check. If you added oil at that point, you could possibly overfill.

2). As was already mentioned, if you accidentally pull out the transmission dip stick instead of the engine oil dip stick it would be red in color. Just wanted to say that if you want to check the transmission oil, I have always been told to check it with the engine running -- which is the opposite of what to do when checking the engine oil.

After having said all of this, you should check to make certain this is how it's done on a Diesel engine as what I stated would be for a gasoline engine.

I always look forward to reading your thread daily. Safe travels.

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