The Mothership Maintenance Log #199

Yesterday I reinstalled the windshield wipers. I still haven’t painted the arms but it was raining :lol: So time’s up. The plastic trim that goes over the wiper motor got dunked in Armorall since it was starting to fade.


A friend rode in my car a few years ago and said “Man, your accelerator pedal is all messed up!” I checked it out and it seemed fine, so I didn’t think anything of it. Recently though I’ve started to notice more apparent “stiction” where the pressure to press the pedal will fluctuate as the cable sticks, frees, and sticks again. That results in the engine load being just barely bumpy, but it is noticeable. So I took the cable and sprayed some cleaner through it. The tape I used didn’t work out well, a lot of the oil just forced its way back out and got everywhere.

Now the accelerator is butter smooth! It’s a small change, but it makes a big difference.