Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Check Engine

A few weeks ago, our van acted up after filling up with gas from our local BP station. I'd used BP's 93 octane almost exclusively in the SAABs, but somehow the van didn't like it. It started actin up when we were half way to Peniel Bible Camp. So we decided to limp the rest of the way thinking it was just a tank of bad gas. Two other Chevy owners told me that the same thing had happened to them with BP gas. So, I ran some 93 from Sunoco and Shell hoping that the problem would go away, but things never really got back to normal.

Last Wednesday, after prayer meeting, one of the ladies told us about her husband's cure for the Check Engine light in their vehicles. Just disconnect the battery for a minute, reconnect, and the light will disappear. Apparently, the computer sometimes gets mixed up and has to be reset (Microsoft software?). This "trick" comes in handy before emissions check as the technicians refuse to check a car with the light on. Why not try it with our situation? Sure enough, it worked. The engine runs well and the light is off. Who woulda thunk it?

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