Thursday, May 19, 2011


Rainy day. Kind of dreary, but kind of cool to experience those nifty rain-sensing wipers again.

Although, with the nasty weather, my car looks horrible with the dried rain splatters all over it. I'd love to go out there in the garage and clean it up, but it would be an effort in futility. It's supposed to rain again tomorrow. Saturday should be sunny, but then we have thunderstorms predicted for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I guess my car is going to be dirty for a little longer. But that Meguiar's Master Wax sure makes the water bead up on it!

Tomorrow I have a dental appointment, and the dentist's office is close to the BMW dealership. I'm planning on stopping at the dealership and getting that coolant topped off so I don't keep seeing that pesky Check Control warning. I'll also see if they take care of that hood adjustment so I don't have to worry about doing it myself.

You'll notice in the photo that the odo is setting at 265 miles now. (You may also notice that radiator icon previously mentioned.) The car is starting to loosen up a bit. Or maybe I'm just becoming more familiar with how it drives. Either way, it's working for me.

I'm also quite happy about the oil temperature, which has never gone over 240 so far. I think that's fairly normal and within the safe range. Have I ever mentioned that I've had some bad experiences with overheating cars?

So that's where we are today. Check back about this time tomorrow and I'll fill you in on what happened at the dealership. I also have a couple of key rings coming. I'll take a picture and show you what they give me.


  1. Marcus McReynoldsMay 20, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Great to see your still keeping up on the blog. It's a great read to end the day. Good luck at the dealer, BMW dealers have always been very courteous to me with any problems I have had.

  2. Marcus -

    Thanks for the comment. i'm glad you're enjoying reading it. I hope I can continue to keep it interesting so you'll keep reading.