So this olelongrooffan has previously shared that I am Hooning around a free to me 2006 Scion xBox these days at my new gig. When it came into my possession it possessed just over 200K on its clock and that number is now over 214,000. 562 miles on Wednesday alone. Anyway, on Tuesday this olelongrooffan climbed into the driver’s seat to move my peer’s 2005 Toyota Tundra from its resting place in our parking lot blocking my xBox from escaping. When I climbed inside the cockpit of this beast and shifted it into reverse, it took moment for the transmission to engage, and then it did so with a disconcerting lurch. Now this olelongrooffan does realize this later model Japanese offering is not as Hooniworthy as are a lot of other trucks, (wait ’til Josh’s story) its history is a bit interesting.
After I had relocated that truck out of the way of my xBox, its owner, BigMatt (as opposed to LilMatt who works out in the shop cutting up some stairs for this olelongrooffan) came out to share a coke and a smoke with his main man and this olelongrooffan. When I spotted him exiting the area where our cubes are located, I mentioned the the transmission in his old truck was shortlived. He laughed and asked if this olelongrooffan really needed to share that bit of information with him?
“I mean, really,” he asked jovially. “Did you have to say that?
So BigMatt, BigAllen and this olelongrooffan were leaning against the gunwales of his gray Toy and BigMatt was filling in this olelongrooffan on some of the history of his Daily Driver. Turns out he lives nearly 70 miles to the north of our Executive Suites and Wood Shop and drives that 70 miles each way, every day.
As such, it would be expected that there will be some periphery damage to its bodily parts. This olelongrooffan has been dispatched with locating a new driver’s side lens cover for BigMatt’s ride whenever I am out You-Pull-It parks looking for replacement parts for my xBox.
As these guys were scuttling out of the images I was gathering, BigMatt, who is aware of this olelongrooffan’s Hooniverse excursions mentioned a few things about his ride and challenged me to share those things with my fellow Hoons and gather up your opinions of them.
While BigAllen is puffing away on whatever those flavored things he prefers, BigMatt shared the fact that while the transmission on his grey Toy is not quite up to snuff, “Blog this fact and see what your fellow Hoons have to say about this.”
You see, my fellow Hoons, while BigMatt’s mobile office has nearly 334,000 miles on its clock, other than routine, albeit occasional oil changes and spark plug replacements, this beast has had only one timing belt replacement and two batteries in its lifetime.
When this olelongrooffan inquired about tires, his response?
So this olelongrooffan’s Bonus Hooniverse Question Of The Day. Do you perform regular maintenance on your Daily Driver regardless of the miles per day driven? Even if it is not at your expense?
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