Monthly Archives: August 2011

Do You Trust Your GPS?

Sometimes it’s fun to just go where the GPS directs. And sometimes it will take you down a dirt road. However, it will be interesting.

My GPS took me down a dirt road …

 

Today, I punched in the address (I thought) and (not blindly) followed the directions for the twenty mile trip. It was all heading the right direction and the County Road was paved to begin with.

Then …

Do you have any GPS stories? Share them …

2007 Dodge Magnum Horn Replacement

Over the last year, both horns on my 2007 Dodge Magnum stopped working. In all the cars I’ve owned through the years, I’ve never had a horn fail, but there must be a first time for everything.

This replacement is very easy and this video shows the simple steps in completing the task.

Replacing the horns on my 2007 Dodge Magnum

 

Of all the jobs I’ve done on my Magnum, this one didn’t even require getting dirty. How’s that for simple. One wrench, two hands, and about five minutes.

After watching this video, let me know what repairs you’ve done that were as simple. Thanks for your time.

2007 Dodge Magnum July 2001 Statistics

ACLX member carYes, I know it’s almost the end of August, and trust me, you don’t want to know. I do want to get this information on the site for comparisons sake.

I hope to get back on schedule by getting my priorities straight.

Also, since I missed June’s statistics, they are gone forever, unless I want to hand computer everything. That would take more time than I’m willing to commit to, so on with July’s.

July 2011 Statistics

Miles Driven: 3474
Average MPG: 24.872
Maximum MPG: 27.852
Minimum MPG: 21.769
Average $/Gallon: $3.586
Expenditures: $454.49

Maintenance was the normal oil and filter change plus a few car washes. I did get the tires rotated, but since I bought the tires at Discount Tire, that is provided at no additional charge.

The Michelin HydroEdge tires are still working great having hit 50,000 miles this past week. With still more the half he tread, I am looking to reach 100,000 miles before replacing them.

The zMax experiment continues with a fresh application a few weeks ago and if you watched the video, you know an update is coming soon.

A video on the spark plug change is also coming soon with continued updates as data is secured.

I did buy a tank of gasoline in Austin, Texas this week for $3.399. That is the cheapest in some time. What are you paying and where are you located. It would be interesting to compare.

Let’s be safe out there …

A Roadmap for The Magnum Life

The Magnum Life deserves a roadmap. After all, cars need to know where they are going and how they are getting there. With that in mind, I’m working on a roadmap for future videos for the website.

This video covers the next few videos I am working on currently. Several are already shot, but need to go through the editing process to completion.

Just where are we going?

 

When time permits, I will get to work on a mindmap to cover more time.
Let me know what you think.

Alamo City LX Club at Bass Pro July 16th

The Monthly meetup at the local Bass Pro parking lot is a well attended event. Bass Pro ropes off a large area to one side of their huge lot and not only are there a lot of cars in attendance, there are visitors just looking at cars.

The cars were from many different brands and models. Fords, Chevrolets, and Dodges were represented by old and new models.

July Bass Pro Car Club Meetup

 

After I recorded the video another dozen or so cars arrived (see album below), so the lot got a more crowded before the ACLX club left for a local Applebee’s

Applebee’s Meetup

A good group of people and cars cruised to a local Applebee’s Restaurant for more fun. Good food, good conversation, etc.

Here are 54 still photos taken later after more cars arrived.

Bass Pro July 16, 2011 Car Club Meetup