What’s the word for something that happens twice a decade?

The Jeep’s oil change interval isn’t quite that bad. But it’s pretty bad. I need to have the money, need to remember to get oil and filter while I’m in town, need to have the want-to (and you spend several years wrenching in a dealership back shop and see if you don’t develop a real aversion to working on cars)…

…finally just say screw it, the first thing that’s happening this morning while it’s cool is I’m changing the oil in the Jeep.

So that happened, for the record. No, it’s not the first time. But I do confess it doesn’t happen often. And so to breakfast.

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7 Responses to What’s the word for something that happens twice a decade?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oil changes are a thing I leave to my mechanic when the truck goes in. I do the small stuff (air filter, cabin filter, top up fluids etc) but the crawling around underneath… not for a long time. The cost of getting the oil change done verses having it done is very similar with the mechanic charging around 5 bucks more so it just ain’t worth the headache for me. You may think I’m lazy for having this done but over two and a half decades of doing health and safety plus doing accident investigations make a guy a little cautious.

    One question Joel… Having owned a pair of ramps like that years ago, how the heck do you put the jeep on them without going over the edge? That was always a problem for this old ham fisted guy.

  2. MJR says:

    I just had a brain hiccup and forgot to put the MJR in the appropriate spot. Don’t get old, it sucks.

  3. Joel says:

    Simple, MJR. Park the vehicle a little behind where you want it to be when it’s on the ramps. Put a ramp in front of each wheel, lined up in the direction of travel. Proceed.

    My big worry was that those plastic ramps have been sitting in the sun for the past year, and I didn’t know whether or how much UV has been degrading them. I approached with caution.

  4. Kentucky says:

    Did anything come out when you pulled the drain plug?

    😉 😉 😉 😉

  5. Joel says:

    Gallon and a half of really dirty oil.

  6. MJR says:

    Joel my biggest problem with the ramps wasn’t going up them, it was stopping at the right time on top. I was always afraid of going just a tiny bit too far then…

  7. MJR says:

    Joel check this out. Something to think about when dealing with the wash in the jeep. :^)


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