Thursday, November 17, 2016

Frosty Trees

I always like the frosty look of the trees after a couple of cold, foggy days. This was just outside of our yard while I was on a short walk this afternoon after getting off of a conference call. No moto-related activity and, in fact, not much activity at all.

On Monday, JedR brought his 2015 Patrol by to check out an oil leak around the alternator. To remove the alternator, we needed to remove the gas tank. This was a first for either one of us and we pulled too hard and broke a plastic fitting off of the fuel pump. We found the oil leak and it wasn't the gasket but the shaft oil seal. After examining his alternator, I think that my alternator cush drive bearings are worn out. I'll be pulling that out one of these weeks and trying to figure out how to replace them.

14 comments:

  1. Plastic components in very warm places doesn't sound like a good idea, but Stella has several of them including on the gas tank. Once I learned the trick to it, it comes off really easily.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't like to see a lot of plastic pieces especially for something like this where there is no alternative or field repair. The connectors come off easily but we didn't know that it was there.

      Delete
  2. I admire your wrenching skills. Me, not so much... . When I was refilling the oil last weekend, I pondered whether I had replaced the drain plug. Nope! After trying vainly to screw it back in, I realized I was not even near the drain! Let it drain again, replaced, torqued and was ready to fill. I measured what was left in the 5l jug and found I had only lost a single litre, so I was ok. In the end, all was well. Still, I have a ways to go ... .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That must've made a mess. I've been working on cars and engines for a long time. And was a mechanic at a car dealer when I was in high school. I think I have a good mental checklist for these things.

      Delete
  3. Same here, Richard. Love the shot! Meanwhile the Black Forest gets pummelled by rainstorms and high winds at 15°C.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hopefully we don't get a rain and melting. It makes a real mess around here.

      Delete
  4. used to live in the colder regions and loved the frosty mornings
    seemed to be so fresh a feeling

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These sunny, cold days are wonderful and the frost on the trees seem very Dr. Zhivago-ish.

      Delete
  5. It's always something when working on motorcycles.....the recent snow fall was disappointing for us here in Colorado.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, always something. But I like working on them so it's like therapy. I was wondering if the snow "stuck". It seems to be too warm.

      Delete
  6. I like these little snippets of scenes. This one is charming šŸ™‚
    Same here for activity. Not much happening. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I love this weather. The frosty trees see magical and it damps out sounds so it's really quiet.

      Delete
  7. Very pretty trees. I always like the frosty look.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Frosty trees with bright sun are magical. Today when coming back from town it looked like a scene from a movie...

      Delete