By naterisch
04/24/2017
One of the most annoying issues on the road trip home with Louie the 2002tii was the nearly catastrophic level of water intrusion through the windshield gasket. Although the windshield is in remarkably good condition—this is one of the reasons that I think the car has not 139,000 miles on it but 39,000 miles.
By naterisch
04/16/2017
What a great time I had recently! It was “get ready for a road trip” day, and the vehicle tasked to carry us safely to relatives’ welcoming homes and beachside hotels and charming beds-and-breakfast inns was our standard cruiser: a 2016 BMW X5 35d, which we shall henceforth call “the X5” or “the X5 diesel.”
By naterisch
04/16/2017
One of the second-tier issues with Louie, the 1972 2002tii I bought last February in Louisville and road-tripped home, was the heater box. It was as non-functional as a heater box could be and still occupy physical space in the car.
By naterisch
04/10/2017
By now it should be all over: By the time you read this, the auction will have come to an end, and one lucky and well-heeled bidder will have scooped up my temptation, all because I am mortgaged to the hilt and could not raise the money to refinance a hamburger.
By naterisch
04/09/2017
Forgive me for postponing the piece on Louie’s heater box again, but this is just too good. After getting Louie the 2002tii home from our insane road trip together, the big sort-out items were the exhaust, the heater box, and the windshield-gasket replacement.

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