Monday, July 27, 2009

Mike's Mobil Station

Now this is about as unscientific as they come, but we've noticed something interesting about our car. We've had problems for the past year with the check engine light coming on. There's no explaining it because we took it in to have it checked out and they said they dealt with it. Still, it keeps coming on. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal except for the fact that I don't think the inspectors will pass the car if the light is on, but what do I know?

Anyway, it was off for about six months and then suddenly it came back on, but we had a sense of time and place, i.e., what had changed that made it go on. We traced it back to the gas we were using, and what happened was that I had gone to Sunoco when for the past several months we had been using Mike's Mobil Station, our bitchen local service station. Mike's a great guy, BTW.

Well, to test our theory, we ran the tank low and then switched back to Mike's Mobil. Nothing at first, but after about a tank of gas went through, suddenly the light went out. It's been off ever since, and it's been about two weeks.

Now I don't know what the reason is, but I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. It's Mike's Mobil from here on in. Kind of interesting, kind of cool, though I'm not sure what to make of it all.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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