Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yay! My Sunfire

In efforts to keep our wonderful, beautiful, perfect 2008 Impala in good shape, and under 20,000 miles, I am going to drive the Sunfire to work again.

Jeff and I got the Impala in February with 11,000 miles on it. Right now, it has 19,500. That is over 1200 miles per month...or 40 miles per day! Not surprising, since I typically commute 4-5 days per week the 60 miles from home to work and back.

But the Sunfire had just one problem - after about 5 minutes, if you didn't keep your foot on the gas, that sucker would die. It made slowing down to turn and braking for stoplights interesting (think, gas plus brake at the same time). So the Gold Beast has been parked for a couple months until we figured out what to do with it.

Our neighbor is a Car Nut but has recently lost his sight. So after Jeff described the symptoms, the neighbor offered to talk him through some options. So a throttle body sensor, air filter, and fuel filter later (plus the fun of driving a '67 Corvette off the lift to put our little Sunfire on the lift), the Gold Beast lives again!!!

Thanks Jeff and Jerry!!!

1 comment:

Anna said...

This reminds me of my Granadpa. He tinkered with lawn mowers for so long that after he lost his sight he still fixed them. Glad you got it fixed. :)