Ice bowl

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 6:10 am

Myka has learned the joys of ice water. She continues to tank up heavily whenever I drop a few ice cubes in fresh water in her water bowl. She is officially a big fan now.

I managed to find that I need a new alternator on the truck. The rectifier bridge was one of the sources of the low resistance across the battery terminals. Pulling the plug dropped the draw when the power distribution box was disconnected. The PDB is still a problem, somewhere between there and the key switch is the second short. Meter readings are making much more sense with the two issues segregated.

The good news is that the alternator is the one I got at AutoZone a couple of years ago, and it has a lifetime warranty. So, unless I need a new battery (pro-rated warranty expires in September) or the key switch is the problem with the PDB, this issue will not cost a lot of dinero. It ate a lot of time and effort, but not actual greenbacks. Not sure if I want to deal with the serpentine belt to replace the alternator myself. Nothing I haven’t done before, but it depends on the warranty details and what sort of deal I can get on labor.

I got the disconnections reconnected, and the truck is back in limited local service again. Now that I have a good idea of the actual issues, I’m not in a huge hurry. The low this morning is 78°F with a 76°F dew point. Not nearly as agreeable as yesterday morning was for outdoor labor.

Only things on my schedule today are taking trash to the curb this morning and soaking in the tub during the heat of the day (the part in which I’m awake).

Myka is starting to come around from the vaccination reaction. She is still not very spunky, but she is more active and more focused on treats. I’m glad to see her coming around.

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