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Putt-Putting Along

My poor little truck is going *putt putt putt ZOOOM putt putt putt putt putt ZOOOM putt…* right now :( I noticed it shifting oddly about a week and a half ago. I told Tom that it felt like it was driving funny but he said it felt ok to him (pfft. What does he know? :wink: )

So then on Friday it stopped accelerating well and started doing this putt-putt thing and I was like “… GAH!” and THEN the check engine light turned on and I was like, “.. AHHHHH DON’T DIE TRUCK I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T GIVEN YOU A NAME YET!!!”

… speaking of which, my truck needs a name, please comment with ideas for me, I’m stumped. Dark blue/purple dodge dakota. Kthx.

Anyhow, I went to JiffyLube to have them tell me why the light was on and the dude said “ok my computer says the light is saying that Cylindar 4 is misfiring. I have no clue what that means.” and I was like, “I don’t either but thanks.” then putt-putted back home.

So Friday and Saturday I didn’t really go much of anywhere. I drove down to a shop on Saturday but they were closed, so yesterday I took it to Tom’s dad and we checked the spark plugs (I learned something new! He told me about how they work, in layman’s terms. *BOOM!* teehee). He says that if I have the spark plugs and the wires replaced, that should fix the problem. We ran a little tester thing between them, and while the plug on cylinder 4 *was* firing, it didn’t look too stable. The truck ran better for a while, with us kind of resetting that connection.

So yeah, Tom is going to replace those for me tonight and then hopefully Nameless will be all better Now. Any name ideas?!


  1. Elaine Vigneault
    Elaine Vigneault Apr 16, 2007

    I like to name cars names that have the word “car” in them, like Carla, Carmine, Carmina Burana… But I don’t know what to do for trucks. Sorry :(

  2. Jess
    Jess Apr 17, 2007

    How about “Conky 2000,” after the robot on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse? Sounds like a good truck name to me.

  3. sonia!
    sonia! Apr 17, 2007

    name it SPARKY!!!

  4. Betty
    Betty Apr 18, 2007

    I would name it “Jim”… not sure why… first name that popped into my head.

    Good luck with the spark plugs. It’s crazy how such a small, inexpensive part can wield so much power, isn’t it?

  5. Melony Louise
    Melony Louise May 14, 2007

    Lesseeeeeee … Morrison, Christine, Awesome, Piplup!  Any of those four work.  :D

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